5th International Seminar on Cultural Integrated Landscape Management - Apheleia


The 5th International Seminar on Cultural Integrated Landscape Management – Apheleia, organized by the International Council of Philosphy and Human Sciences in partnership with UNESCO's Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme, will take place in Mação, Portugal from 14 to 23 March. The theme of the seminar is Resilience and Transformation in the territories of low demographic density: integrated methodologies of human and social sciences. In addition to European partners from the Czech Republic, France, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain, Sweeden and Switzerland, the seminar will also welcome participants from Brazil, Cape Verde and China, and several international organizations.

The seminar will bring together academic experts and policy makers who will discuss three main topics: territory-based case studies, enhancing positive tendencies and comparing processes and results; records based narratives of performance of those territories; and, examples of training experiments engaging simultaneously schools, universities and the private sector.

Topics include: history of humans in low density areas; narratives of wilderness and the end of the “rural world”; climate change, risks, hazards and integrated sustainable development; identity and global social care; cultural and social implications of demographic decay and ageing in past and contemporary societies; the media and the public awareness of low density areas; variable articulation of monetary and non-monetary economic systems; global security and local isolation; international supporting mechanisms; local and regional opportunities across borders; integrated landscape management methodologies.

These will be embedded in theoretical considerations, aiming at preparing a major global R&D programme on the contribution of Humanities for the management of these territories, following the final recommendations of the World Humanities Conference (UNESCO-CIPSH, 2017).

Although focused on the specific contribution of the Human Sciences, the seminar understands these also in their inter and transdisciplinary scope, and will have contributions of experts in agronomics, anthropology, archaeology, architecture, arts, biology, communication, computer science, landscape management, law, ecology, economy, geographic engineering, geology, heritage, history, literature, philosophy, tourism and urbanism.

After the seminar, apart from the application of projects to be undertaken in the following years, selected refereed papers will be published in a volume of the journal “Diogenes” and in a special volume of proceedings edited in the series “Arkeos”.


Type of Event Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Start 14.03.2018 08:30 local time
End 23.03.2018 15:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Crowley, John
Organizer Instituto Politécnico de Tomar
Contact itm.macao@gmail.com
Country Portugal
City Mação
Venue Centro Cultural Elvino Pereira
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants 50
Official Website
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Link 2 Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme
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