Call for Papers

Heritage in War and Peace IV

Human Rights Perspectives through Past, Present and Future

5-6 December 2024

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University of Strathclyde’s School of Law and Heritage International Institute, in  partnership with Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna, the McGill University’s Institute of Air and Space Law, the University of Mississippi, ‘For All Moonkind’, the Universities Network for Children in Armed Conflict, and One Ocean Hub kindly invite you for the fourth edition of the International Seminar ‘Heritage in War and Peace’.

We invite you to engage with the different heritage-related themes by preparing a 250-words abstract by 22 August and submitting it through a dedicated form. This year we ask you to specify which session best fits your paper in your opinion when submitting the proposal. Please note that while explorations of the intersections of human rights and heritage are encouraged within all panels, they are essential only in the first one:

  • Human Rights and Heritage – Special Session (co-chairs: Gianluigi Mastandrea Bonaviri & Samuel White)
  • Heritage in War and Peace – General Session (co-chairs: Gianluigi Mastandrea Bonaviri & Mirosław M. Sadowski)
  • Digital Heritage and Digitalization of Heritage (co-chairs: Davide Scalmani, Giulia Parenti & Adam Harkens)
  • Different Dimensions of Water and Heritage (co-chairs: Gianfranco Nucera*, Stuart Jeffrey and Andreas Giorgallis)
  • Nature and Heritage (co-chairs: Mara Ntona, Antonio Cardesa-Salzmann & Francesco Sindico)
  • Law, Culture and Politics in Heritage (co-chairs: Mirosław M. Sadowski and Michael Randall)
  • Archaeology and Heritage (co-chairs: Gianluca Miniaci and Camilla Saler)
  • Heritage, Women, Children and Accessibility (co-chairs: Laura Guercio & Andrea Sòcrati*)
  • Heritage, Restitution and Trafficking (co-chairs: Christa Roodt & Giovanna Vitelli)
  • Heritage, History and Country Case Studies (co-chairs: Tania Atilano, Nora Weller & Fearghus Roulston)
  • Outer Space Perspectives for Heritage (co-chairs: Michelle L. D. Hanlon & Andrea Harrington)
  • International Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Law and Heritage (co-chairs: Ahmed Khalifa and Martin Faix*)
  • Heritage, Landscape and Architecture (Maria Teresa Idone & Giovanna Piccinno)
  • Heritage, Design and Arts (Luca Fois, Giovanni Conti, Enrico Carrocci, Giorgia Fiorio)
  • Heritage, Tourism and Food (Federico Ferranti, Federica Montagna & Giorgio Diana) 

Key information

CfP deadline: 22 August 2024

Abstract word limit: 250 words

Abstract submission form:

Conference dates: 5-6 December 2024

Conference location: School of Law, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

Conference format: in-person (hybrid allowed only in specific circumstances)

Conference email:

Conference fee: TBC 

See the full Call for Papers here.