Intangible Cultural Heritage in Nature: Spaces, Resources and Practices

16 May, 2017 News

International research seminar Intangible Cultural Heritage in Nature: Spaces, Resources and Practices is intended primarily as a discussion on legal aspects of various links between intangible cultural heritage safeguarding and environmental protection and management of natural resources.

It will gather all those concerned with dual relationship between nature and intangible cultural heritage: on the one side, the rights of communities to access ecosystems and use hunting, fishing or harvesting rights, whereas one the other side – the necessity to control the effects of such usage and overall need to preserve the environment.

The discussion is intended to develop comparative views, bringing together experiences and opinions of legal scholars as well as representatives of communities. With particular interest in the interconnections between national and regional legislations, the seminar is open to a variety of lessons learned and critical views acquired.

Seminar is organized by Institut des Sciences Sociales du Politique (ISP-CNRS, Paris) and Latvian Academy of Culture (UNESCO Chair on Intangible Cultural Heritage Policy and Law).

Latvian National Centre for Culture, Latvian National Commission for UNESCO and North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve (to confirm) are cooperation partners in the project.


Participation is free of charge. Prior registration will be required (information to follow)

Date: 8th September 2017

Time: 9 AM – 2 PM

Place:  Latvian Academy of Culture, Teatre house, “Zirgu pasts”, Dzirnavu street 46, Riga