Summer School & Call for Papers – African Heritage and the Pillars of Sustainability

Summer School & Call for Papers – African Heritage and the Pillars of Sustainability

Deadline: April 29, 2016

The International Graduate School: Heritage Studies at Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg in cooperation with the Fahari Yetu project under the University of Iringa/Tanzania is offering a joint Summer School. The topic of the summer school is “African Heritage and the Pillars of Sustainability” and strives to develop skills and capacities in the management of heritage while taking the particular conditions in Africa and specifically Tanzania into account.

Thematic areas include:

  • Foundation and concepts: The pillars of sustainability for the protection and use of heritage in general and in the region in particular;
  • Cultural and natural heritage conservation in the context of economic underdevelopment: case studies from African countries;
  • Local heritage, community participation and cultural tourism;
  • Conflicts and synergies between cultural and natural heritage protection and conservation


  • Open to MA or PhD Students in study programmes related to culture, heritage and tourism in Tanzania and other African countries;
  • Junior and senior professionals from institutions or projects dealing with culture and heritage management are welcome to share their experience as well.

Application Procedure

  • Select one of the four thematic areas in order to give a 15-minute oral presentation in one of the workshops;
  • Prepare an abstract of max 250 words of your proposed paper presentation;
  • Submit your application to [email protected] by 15 April 2016, including the following documents:
    • Abstract of your proposed paper presentation (half a page);
    • Curriculum Vitae (1 page);
    • Letter of Motivation indicating the chosen thematic area (1 page);
    • Proof of enrolment as a Master’s or PhD student or employment in heritage related institution/project.

For more information, visit African World Heritage Fund.