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05 Dec 2018 - 07 Dec 2018

IAFOR Conference on Heritage - Hong Kong 2018

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) is a research organisation, conference organiser and publisher dedicated to encouraging interdisciplinary discussion, facilitating intercultural awareness and promoting international exchange, principally through educational exchange and academic research. IAFOR’s programme in cultural and area studies is highly developed, with some of the world’s leading academic institutions coming together to celebrate the international, intercultural and interdisciplinary. In this context, IAFOR is organising an international conference on heritage at the University of Hong Kong, which will take place on 5-7 December 2018. The IAFOR Conference on Heritage – Hong Kong 2018 will bring together business leaders, teachers, researchers and distinguished professors from around the world to share their insights. The goal is to broaden awareness of different contexts in the pursuit of synergies and solutions. More specifically, this conference aims to host and promote discussions about ways in which human heritage is perceived, described, as well as managed in contemporary society, with particular focus on Asian contexts. Organisers are interested in highlighting the challenges in relation to intangible heritage, which poses issues of ethics such as property rights, political control in totalitarian regimes, and endangerment under the pressure of globalising forces.

Call for papers

A call for papers is currently open, inviting proposals on the following topics:
  • Descriptive/documentary approaches to intellectual heritage, in terms of thought, language, and cultural/artistic performances and traditions
  • Heritage perception and management
  • Challenging the heritage narrative
  • Heritage and film in popular culture
  • Migration networks and heritage
  • Heritage and the digital world
  • Heritage tourism
  • Heritage and gender
Different presentation formats are available, including oral presentations, poster presentations, virtual presentations, workshop presentations and symposium presentations. The 'early bird' abstract submission deadline is 19 July, and a final submission deadline has been set for 20 September 2018. Following the conference in December 2018, submission of full conference papers is expected by 7 January 2019.

Further information

Additional details about the IAFOR Conference on Heritage - Hong Kong 2018 can be found at For further information about the call for papers, please visit