Events And Opportunities

World Heritage International Summer School 2017 (Cottbus, 16-27 Jul 17)

  • Dates: 18 May – 04 Jun, 2017
  • Location: Cottbus, Germany
BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, July 16 - 27, 2017
Deadline: Jun 4, 2017

The Chair of Cultural Management of BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg is
delighted to announce the call for expressions of interest to
participate in the World Heritage International Summer School 2017
(WHISS 2017). The Summer School is a multi-university partnership with
an interdisciplinary and interfaculty approach created as a platform
for professional capacity-building and knowledge transfer for
post-graduate academics and mid-career professionals.

The World Heritage International Summer School 2017 (WHISS 2017) is
dedicated to Heritage Impact Assessments (HIA) and identifying negative
and positive impacts of development plans and projects on heritage
sites. By means of various formats including lectures, seminars,
workshops and tutored practical exercises, the Summer School will
provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to understand
and conduct impact assessment analyses. The course focuses primarily on
transferring technical and practical knowledge of heritage and HIA
experts to mid-career professionals, post-graduate students and
academic staff. At the same time, it aims at identifying needs for
further academic research in developing and refining methodologies
currently applied within HIA processes to allow academic participants
to provide inspiration for improved future tools in these processes.

The Summer School will take place from July 16th to July 26th 2017 at
BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg with a two-days practical group exercise in
Berlin at the Tempelhof Field. During this exercise participants will
be actively engaged in assessing impacts of potential development plans
that could be proposed for this specific site in the future.

The summer school is organized by the Chair of Cultural Management of
BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg in partnership with Deakin University
(Melbourne, Australia) and Helwan University (Cairo, Egypt).

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