Resilience of Heritage in Resilient Cities   (Workshop)

Resilience of Heritage in Resilient Cities

November 14th – 16th, 2018, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic,

venue Faculty of Arts, Sporck-Sweerts Palace, Hybernská 3, room 303.

14th November – Wednesday – 18:00 – Opening lecture – venue Faculty of Arts, Library of History Departments, 2nd floor, room 203, Jana Palacha square 2.


1. What is the meaning or usage of the notion resilience? Is it only archaeology which can prove resilience is possible in the longue durée?

Guy D. Middleton PhD MEd MA BA(Hons) BA(Hons), Senior Researcher Project KREAS, Czech Institute of Egyptology, Charles University.

Visiting Fellow, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Newcastle University,

Lecturer in Academic Language Skills, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Royalty, ritual and resilience between the Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages in the eastern Mediterranean (urban structure, mostly sites of royal and ritual practice and representation).


15th November -Thursday – morning panels 9:00 – 12:30

Welcome words and opening of the workshop


Hana Červinková, Professor of Anthropology KREAS/University of Lower Silesia & Luďa Klusáková Professor of History, KREAS/Charles University

Understanding Resilience in Urban Contexts. Anthropological and Historical Use of the Concept.


2. Historical Towns  - chair Jiří Janáč

Zdeněk Uherek, Institute of Sociological Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, REACH project

Resilience or Populism? From the local to global city and vice versa. Examples from the Czech Republic. 


Marjaana Niemi, Professor of History, Faculty of Social Sciences/ History, Tampere University

Modernisation and nostalgia: the resilience of small towns in the Tampere region, Finland


Gianfranco Franz, Professor of Policies for Sustainability and Local Development, Department of Economics and Management, Ferrara University and Coordinator of the International University Network Routes towards Sustainability

When Heritage Matters. Italian Champions of Resistence, Resilience and Adaptation


Coffee break 11:00 – 11:30


Tanja Vahtikari, PhD., Faculty of Social Sciences/ History, Tampere University

 Local sense of heritage as resilience: the case of Old Rauma 


Pakhee Kumar, PhD Candidate in Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy

Learning from the Past to Prepare for the Future.

Heritage Resilience in Historic Cities: A Case of Florence Flood 1966


Discussion 12:30 – 13:00


Lunch Break 13:00 – 14:30

3. Museums and resilience of heritage 14:30 – 16:00 – chair Luďa Klusáková

Monika Murzyn-Kupisz, Dr. Habilitowany, Department of Regional Development

Institute of Geography and Spatial Management, Jagiellonian University

Museum’s potential contribution to sustainable development in the urban context. Lessons and experiences from Polish cities


Paola Spinozzi, Professor of English Literature, Ferrara University, and Coordinator of the International University Network Routes towards Sustainability

Redeeming the Industrial Revolution: Revival and Heritage Preservation at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums


Weronika Parfianowicz, Institute of Polish Studies, Warsaw University

„Public space of a small town as a research and educational laboratory. A case of Summer School Jaroměř-Josefov“  concerning the Polish-Czech summer schools organized by three departments: Department of Theatre Studies, Masaryk University, Department of Theatre and Film Studies Palacky University and Institute of Polish Culture, University of Warsaw.


Coffee break 16:00 – 16:30


Discussion 16:30 – 17:30


16th November – Friday – Panels

4. Participation and resilience 9:30 – 10:30– chair Hana Červinková


Linda Kovářová, KREAS, Faculty of Arts Charles University / Anthropictures sro.

Czech Rural Peripheries: public participation model and aspects of (non)resilience


Maciej Falski,  Institut of Slavic Studies, Warsaw University

Stolac, where the question of how to renovate, and rebuild, the architectural heritage has transformed into the quarrel about the city space between two national groups


Coffee break 10:30 – 11:00


Activism and resilience 11:00 – 13:00 – chair Jaroslav Ira


Alexandra Bitušíková, Professor of Anthropology, Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica

Resilience against extremism: Can cultural heritage help?


Tammy S. Gordon, Professor of History, North Carolina State University

The Afro-American Bicentennial Corporation:

Activism and the Preservation of Urban History in the US




Lunch Break 13:00 – 14:30


Roundtable discussion as conclusion 14:30 – 16:00 – chair Zdeněk Uherek

What is the Concept of Resilience Good for? 



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