The 2nd Annual Kurultai of the Endangered Cultural Heritage – AKECH 2019 includes plenary sessions, workshops, round-table discussions, and other events. Much of the program will be self-generated by the seminar organizers and paper submittera, faculty and/or graduate students who will propose seminars and papers via our web pages.
AKECH 2019 will be preceded by The Festival of the Endangered Cultural Heritage – FECH 2019.
Dates of the Conference
The conference will take place between June 20th and June 23rd, 2019.
Ibis Hotel, Constanța.
This year, we are calling for papers that examine any aspect of “Indigenous People: Stories, Cultures, Languages.”
The year 2019 is UNESCO’s International Year of Indigenous Languages. In today’s interconnected world, languages play a crucial role in the daily lives of people, as a tool for communication, education, social integration and development and as a source for each person’s unique identity, cultural history, traditions, and memory. Our conference will focus on the critical risks confronting indigenous cultures and languages, and their significance for sustainable development, reconciliation, good governance and, peace-building.
The Kurultai is organized in the spirit of communion, as this is an imperative time for international scholars, independent researchers, artists, and activists to fear the potential disappearance of our individual cultures, languages, traditions, and memories and to engage in shared dialogues towards generating world-changing impact and a better future. We believe we can better understand the different habits of mind when we immerse ourselves into different perspectives and unique approaches. We imagine a rich future rooted in a better understanding of our intricate history and in a multitudinous cultural present.
At AKECH 2019, we agree that many problems affecting cultural heritage require insights and problem-solving skills from many disciplines, perspectives, and practices. We realize that no overall theme can really accommodate the great variety of interests around the issues relating to endangered cultural heritage.
Therefore, we invite contributions which address current cultural heritage issues from a great variety of disciplines in the arts, humanities, and sciences. We encourage adherents of literature, language, anthropology, psychology, history, biology, human geography, film studies, art, computer science, political science, physics, and all other areas of study, to feel welcome in attending this conference and even in submitting a seminar proposal or a paper.
While the plenary sessions will be held in English, panels can be held either in English, Romanian or Tatar (or its related Central Asian languages).
We welcome proposals for (1) entire panels, (2) individual papers and (3) poster presentations.
1. Organized panels
The Program Committee approves pre-arranged and open panels. Most papers are grouped into twelve-person panels that meet two hours per day for three days of the lecture to foster extended discussion. Some eight-person (or smaller) seminars meet just the first two days of the conference. Depending on space availability, we may also consider accepting a limited number of one-day seminars, especially if they are innovative either in presentation format or in terms of theme. The only restriction is that no panel may have more than 50% graduate students, and none may have more than two participants from the same institution.
Abstracts of no more than 500 words can be submitted on our webpage at http://www.anticusmulticultural.org/alecla/panel-proposal or sent by e-mail to email@example.com.
Deadline: 30 September 2018
2. Individual papers
Papers will be allocated 15-20 minutes plus 5-10 minutes for questions. You can propose your paper to the panel which is the best fit for it or to an open panel.
Abstracts of no more than 300 words can be submitted on our webpage at http://www.anticusmulticultural.org/alecla/panel-proposal or sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: 28 February 2019
3. Poster presentations
The conference provides facilities for poster presentations. Posters will be displayed during the works. Depending on the number of submissions accepted, a few poster-presentation sessions are planned as “guided tours.” Posters must present research projects and results and they should meet academic standards in both content and form. The presentation of the poster should not exceed 10 minutes.
Abstracts of no more than 300 words can be submitted on our webpage at http://www.anticusmulticultural.org/alecla/panel-proposal or sent by e-mail to email@example.com
Deadline: 28 February 2019
All those invited to present will be informed by 1 March 2019.
A condition of presentation at the conference is the submission of the final paper to be published in the conference proceedings. Deadline for the submission of the final paper is 31 March 2018.