Call for abstracts

Abstract submission deadline postponed to january 20th 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Call for Abstracts for the IGU thematic conference "Heritage Geographies: Politics, Uses and Governance of the Past" is now open.

To submit your abstract for an oral or poster contribution to the Conference, please follow the guidelines and send it to

All abstracts must be submitted in English or French. Please do not submit multiple copies of the same abstract. All abstracts will be forwarded to the Scientific and Organizing Committees for review. Please contact the Organizers at if you need to withdraw the submission.

Abstracts can address one of the following sessions (session abstracts are attached to this call):

1 Traditional agricultural landscapes, between Heritagization, Commodification and Tourism Sustainability Elena Dell'Agnese
2 Place names as a part of cultural heritage Peter Jordan & Cosimo Palagiano
3 The Maritime Cultural Heritage: discourse, practices and uses Lucrezia Lopez ; Rubén Lois González; María Ángeles Piñeiro Antelo
4 Heritage and Islandness: the Islanders' Narratives Stefano Malatesta
5 Dark Heritage (from below) Claudio Minca & Hamzah Bin Muzaini
6 Sharing the heritage: heritage narratives in the age of social media Fabio Pollice & Antonella Rinella
7 Heritage and nationalism Alec Murphy

Language (as) Heritage (in) Place: Political geographies of linguistic heritage geographies

Virginie Mamadouh
9 Education 'on the move': Exploring the heritage-tourism nexus Chiara Rabbiosi & Alessia Mariotto
10 Heritage Geographies of Tourism: prospects and challenges Velvet Nelson (Sam Houston State University), Jarkko Saarinen (University of Oulu) & Dieter Muller (University of Umeå)
11 Southern Thinking. Heritage, Migration and Mediterranean cultures Marcella Schmidt di Friedberg & Federico Ferretti
12 Local Government and the Governance of Urban Heritage Carlos Nunes Silva & Anna Trono
13 Citizen Participation in the Governance of Urban Heritage Carlos Nunes Silva & Anna Trono
14 Smart Governance and Urban Heritage Carlos Nunes Silva & Anna Trono
15 Urban Planning and Heritage Carlos Nunes Silva & Anna Trono
16 Landscape as heritage: critical perspectives. Giacomo Pettenati
17 Heritage, tourism & ICTs in rural/marginal areas. A critical perspective Valentina Albanese & Teresa Graziano
18 Heritage, Heterotopies and Urban Space Reconfigurations Valentina Albanese; Elisa Magnani; Matteo Proto; Andrea Zinzani
19 The geography of culture-led development Alessandra Faggian; Alessandro Crociata; Fabio Pollice; Giulia Urso



You can also send paper/poster proposals dealing with topics which are not included in any of the sessions above.


Author guidelines:
When submitting your abstract, please follow the guidelines given below:
" Submitter's contact details (Full first and family name(s), email, phone number, country)
" Presenting author's and co-Authors' details (Full first and family name(s), postal address, mail)
" Affiliation details: Institution/Company/University, city, country
" Abstract type: poster or oral
" Session number
" Abstract title
" Abstract text: the abstract should not exceed 2500 characters spaces included
" Keywords: up to 5 keywords may be provided

Deadline: January 20th 2020
Acceptance: 10th February 2020

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