FUTURE FOR RELIGIOUS HERITAGE CONFERENCE 2012 - EXTENDED USE OF RELIGIOUS HERITAGE BUILDINGS
What has been done in Europe to extend the use of religious buildings?
What is feasible within different denominations and cultures?
What direction should we take for the future?
How should FRH promote this?
By “extended use” we mean finding functions and uses that can co-exist with religious activities. Congregations in Europe are shrinking and listing religious buildings as monuments and making them dependent on public subsidies for restorations will only save a small percentage of buildings and does not solve the problem of their use and function in society. Inversely, developing other social and cultural uses in ‘cohabitation’ with worship will provide a larger social and economic basis for the future, and protect intangible as well as tangible European heritage. Visit the FRH website to read more about the theme and programme.
On Friday 16 November, there will be an opportunity to present projects or case-studies on the theme in a mini-format, of 3-7 minutes using 1-3 Power Point slides. If you would like to be considered, submit an abstract as instructed below.
On Thursday 15 November, there will be a poster session where you have a chance to present your work. Posters combine text and graphics in order to communicate information and ideas, and the informal and interactive setting of the poster session makes it easy to engage people in conversation and invite feedback. The poster author (at least one if several) must be a registered participant at the Conference, and attend the poster session to present and discuss the work. Posters must be on an A1 scale, submitted in PDF format. No other format will be accepted, and there is a limit of 2 pages per poster. Posters will be printed by the conference organisers. If you would like to be considered, submit an abstract as instructed below.
If you would like to submit your work for either a mini-presentation or a poster or both, please submit an abstract of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 September 2012.
Mark clearly whether the abstract is for the poster session, mini-presentation or both.
The abstract must clearly demonstrate relevance to the theme “Extended Use of Religious Heritage Buildings”. Decisions about acceptance will be based on relevance, originality, potential significance and clarity.
Max 2 pages, including photographs and bibliography.
Abstracts must be accompanied by a summary of 5 -7 lines, describing the theme and core content.
Finally, the following information about the author: name, education, occupation, place of employment, e-mail address.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection via email by 30 September 2012. Authors of selected posters will later be instructed and asked to provide the final poster and/or presentation content. The abstracts of all accepted posters and presentations will be published on the conference web site, and in the final conference report.
We look forward to seeing you in Venice!