Sharing Cultures 2009 
International Conference on Intangible Heritage 
Pico Island – Azores – PORTUGAL 
30 May – 1 June 2009

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Call for papers open until 16 November 2008 at:

List of Abstracts already accepted is available at: 


Important Dates:

until 31st October 2008 – registration and submission of abstracts

October / November – abstracts double-blind review by the Scientific Committee

until 30th November 2008 – notice of abstracts' acceptance

until 28th February 2009- submission of papers


Important Information:

– Title: Sharing Cultures 2009

– Dates:
 30th May to 1st June 2009

– Place: Pico Island – Azores

– Country:

– Description (short): 
Sharing Cultures 2009 aims at gathering in an International Conference worldwide experts and scholars on Cultural and Intangible Heritage. One of the main goals of the Conference is to promote significant discussion on these relevant issues, now that the General Assembly of UNESCO approved the Operational Directives and that the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage is fully operational. The Scope of the Conference is available at:

– website of the event:

– Steering Committee:

Brian Osborne, Emeritus Professor, Queen's University
Gregory Ashworth, Professor of Heritage Management and Urban Tourism, University of Grönigen
Tomislav Sola, Director of European Heritage Association, Professor of Museology, University of Zagreb

– Scientific Committee:

– Keynote Speakers (confirmed)
Susan Pearce, Emeritus Professor, University of Leicester (UK) Department of Museum Studies
Andrew Hall, Member ICOMOS International Executive Committee, President ICICH (International Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage)

– Contact person: Sérgio Lira (Prof.), 
(PhD Museum Studies, University of Leicester, UK)

– Organiser:
Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development 
Av. Alcaides de Faria, 377, S.12
4750-106 Barcelos
Telephone: + 351 253 815 037
Fax: + 351 253 824 730

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