Monday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Penn Cultural Heritage Center Conference
Cultural Policies and Corridors in the Balkans and Turkey
In the past decade interest has grown in cultural policies pertaining to heritage routes and cultural corridors. Rehabilitation of cultural places and the preservation of natural landscapes often provide the foundation of such initiatives. The underlying goal of such programs tends to be pitched from two perspectives: to support economic initiatives and to foster a sense of community and shared histories, especially important in post-conflict locations. Billed as strategic components along “cultural corridors” or “heritage routes” gentrification and preservation programs pushed by Unesco, the Council of Europe and other groups have been endorsed by ministries of culture and made possible by constituencies with interest in supporting rehabilitation of those places tied to their overall mission. This working group will explore the political agendas embedded in the design and implementation of cultural corridors in Balkans and Turkey and the implications on local and transnational communities.
Christina Luke, Boston University
Michael L. Galaty, Millsaps College
Ioannis Armakolas, University of Macedonia
Robert Hayden, University of Pittsburgh
Brian I. Daniels, University of Pennsylvania
Tuğba Tanyeri-Erdemir, Middle East Technical University
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