Impressions of the 10th Anniversary of the UNESCO Chair in Heritage Studies on June 8, 2013
International Summer Academy Cottbus: Understanding Heritage (ISAC) in 2013
The International Graduate School: Heritage Studies at Cottbus Unversity under the direction of the UNESCO Chair in Heritage Studies is pleased to announce the next International Summer Academy Cottbus to be offered from the 8th to the 20th of July 2013. The programme will be organised in cooperation with the German Commission for UNESCO. The Summer Academy is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
The 10th Anniversary of the UNESCO Chair Heritage Studies
Within the framework of the opening ceremony of the 2nd International Summer Academy taking place on 8th of July the UNESCO Chair Heritage Studies is celebrating its 10th anniversary. As a member of the UNESCO/UNITWIN Network, the Chair Heritage Studies aims to strengthen the key aspects and themes of UNESCO, through cooperation with industrial and developing countries. The Chair contributes by supporting capacity building, study programmes, university cooperation, and mobility of students, teaching staff and researchers, to give some examples. Through the establishment and successful implementation of the Master´s Programme in World Heritage Studies these aims have been pursued and achieved from the very beginning. In this regard the UNESCO Chair has conducted a wide range of international cooperative projects.
In 2010 the director of the UNESCO Chair in Heritage Studies, Prof. Dr. Marie-Theres Albert, has also established a PhD Programme in Heritage Studies, conceptualized as a logical extension of the Master´s Programme. Nevertheless, the PhD Programme is much broader in scope, exceeding the field of World Heritage Studies and comprising all facets of heritage. In order to provide a ground for the research activities of the International Graduate School: Heritage Studies at Cottbus University a new publication series on cultural heritage has been founded at the renowned scientific publishing house De Gruyter. This series entitled “Heritage Studies” will include the doctoral theses of the PhD students as well as the results of the first Summer Academy “Constructing Heritage in the Light of Sustainable Development“, which was carried out on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of World Heritage Convention in 2012. The official presentation of the series Heritage Studies and of the Editorial Advisory Board comprised of internationally renowned researchers is taking place in conjunction with the celebration on 8th of July.
Since 2012 the International Graduate School Heritage Studies under the direction of the UNESCO Chair in Heritage Studies has been organizing the International Summer Academy Cottbus: Understanding Heritage (ISAC), which comprises five consecutive Summer Academies. Also this years´ Summer Academy is sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and it is organized in cooperation with the German Commission for UNESCO. Due to this support, the UNESCO Chair could afford to once again invite to Cottbus many young researchers from around the world.