Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis

The 17th Seminar “Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis”

5th November, 2015, 13:00-17:00 (Doors open at 12:30)
TKP Garden City PREMIUM Jimbocho
3-22 Nishikicho, Kanda Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 2-1-1 Uchisaiwaicho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Organizer: Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage (JCIC-Heritage)

A lot of cultural heritage in need of urgent recovery exists in the world. This cultural heritage suffers from many difficulties: recent successive conflicts around the world; global-scale natural disasters; social changes based on economic development. Especially in Arab regions, much valuable cultural heritage has been destroyed due to man-made and natural disasters. Reconstruction and recovery projects have been conducted through international cooperation from all over the world, including Japan, and have begun to make some achievements. However, the recovery activities conducted by Arabic people, are not well known in Japan. At this seminar, we invite Mr. Mounir Bouchenaki as a keynote lecturer to learn and understand local peoples’ approaches to activities for reconstruction and recovery. In response to his lecture, we will discuss the best way to develop Japan’s future international cooperation from the perspectives of international law and archaeology.

Program (provisional)

Opening Remark (13:00-13:10)
Kosaku MAEDA, Vice-chairperson of JCIC-Heritage

Keynote lecture (13:10-14:10)
“Cultural Heritage in Countries in Crisis in the Arab Region”
Mounir BOUCHENAKI, Director of the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage

Break (14:10-14:25)

Lecture 1 (14:25-14:55)
“International Protection of the Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflicts”
Shigeru KOUZAI, Emeritus Professor, Kyoto University

Lecture 2 (14:55-15:25)
“Preservation of Cultural Heritage – from the Perspective of Archaeology”
Yoshihiro NISHIAKI, Professor, the University of Tokyo

Break (15:25-15:40)

Panel Discussion (15:40-16:55)
“World in the Tumultuous Time and Protection of Cultural Heritage”
Chairman: Tomotoshi SUGIMOTO, Professor, Keio University
Panelists: All Speakers

Closing Remark (16:55-17:00)
Takeshi GOTO, Chairperson of West Asia Subcommittee

Reception 17:00- (Register in advance)

Registration details here.

Webpage here.