World Humanities Conference


The “World Humanities Conference. Challenges and Responsibilities for a Planet in Transition” will take place in Liège, Belgium, from 6 to 12 August 2017.

Co-organized by UNESCO, the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences (CIPSH), the “World Humanities Conference – Liège 2017 Foundation” and LiègeTogether, the conference will gather participants from all over the world working in the fields of the humanities, the natural, social and formal sciences, politics, art and communication, as well as representatives of international, governmental and non-governmental organizations.

It will be structured around six main themes:

• Humans and the environment;
• Cultural identities, cultural diversity and intercultural relations;
• Cultural heritage;
• Boundaries and migrations;
• History, memory and politics;
• The humanities in a world in transition.

The Conference will strengthen the organization of the humanities, notably in its interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary dimensions, including all sciences. It will contribute to epistemological debate and convergence of scholarly and wider cultural approaches, with a view to bridging the gap that often exists with the rest of society and the design of research, education and territorial policies.

It will be preceded by a series of conferences and other academic events, engaging all continents.


Type of Event Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Start 06.08.2017 07:00 local time
End 12.08.2017 16:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Crowley, John
Organizer UNESCO, CIPSH, “World Humanities Conference – Liège 2017 Foundation”, LiègeTogether
Contact John Crowley,
Country Belgium
City Liège
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 1800
Official Website Official website of the Conference
Link 1 More information on the Conference …
Link 2 Programme
Link 3 Call for proposals
Link 4