Conferences

19.09.2019 - 20.09.2019

5th Heritage Forum of Central Europe Heritage and Environment

Over the last two decades or so the links between heritage and environment, broadly understood as “that which surrounds”, have started to occupy a central position in the debate on human inheritance, both tangible and intangible. In the wake of the spatial turn that has prioritised the categories of place and space in social sciences and the humanities, as well as in view of some unprecedented global environmental challenges faced by humanity, heritage studies have become particularly concerned with an investigation of the reciprocity between heritage and environment, as well as their mutual engagement. Given the relational and processual character of heritage – typically defined as an act of engaging with the past (Laurajane Smith) or an intergenerational exchange or relationship (Brian Graham, Gregory Ashworth, and John Tunbridge) – it has not escaped the attention of many a researcher that “our experiences and engagement with memory and identity are located within our broader surroundings – with our ‘environment’” (Hugh Cheape, Mary‐Cate Garden, and Fiona McLean). What is more, as David Lowenthal aptly observed with regard to a reciprocity of natural and cultural heritage, “these inheritances everywhere commingle; no aspect of nature is unimpacted by human agency, no artefact devoid of environmental impress”.
03.12.2018 - 04.12.2018

The dissonant heritage of the Third Reich in Poland

23.11.2018 - 24.11.2018

Vincenz. Dialogue – Carpathians – Central Europe

On November 23 and 24, 2018, a conference to commemorate the 130th anniversary of the birth of Stanisław Vincenz, the author of the tetralogy "On the high mountain pasture" will be held in Krakow...
17.09.2018 - 19.09.2018

European Heritage Label: Changes, Challenges & Perspectives

In 2011 the European Heritage Label (EHL) was established. This European Union initiative names monuments and sites which have the status of a European symbol and play a significant role in the history and culture of Europe or in building the European Union...
01.06.2017 - 02.06.2017

4th Heritage Forum of Central Europe: Heritage and Society

Registration for participants
30.05.2016 - 31.05.2016

Kraków and the World

The theme of the conference “Kraków and the World”, an anniversary symposium organised by the International Cultural Centre, was the phenomenon of the city – a topic which has intermittently occupied a very special place in the multifaceted reflection on heritage, identity and civilisation which has been the ICC’s mission since its inception on 29 May 1991.
03.12.2015 - 04.12.2015

History of Poland in an International Perspective

The two-day conference attended by historians was an opportunity to compare various interpretations of Polish history.
16.09.2015 - 18.09.2015

The 3rd Heritage Forum of Central Europe. The City

Cities, as mirrors and hallmarks of our civilisation, some of the most spectacular human inventions, are phenomena which challenge full understanding. They are multilayered compositions of social interactions, economics, infrastructure and a growing number of inhabitants. As Jane Jacobs has said, they are a complex problem of interacting factors that are interrelated into an organic whole...
05.03.2015 - 06.03.2015

Galicia after Galicia

An international conference that summarises the research project “The Myth of Galicia” and the resulting exhibition under the same title, presented at the ICC Gallery. The invited Austrian, Polish, Ukrainian and American experts discussed the unceasing phenomenon of this already non-existent place...
12.11.2014 - 14.11.2014

Looted–Recovered. Cultural Goods – the Case of Poland

An international specialist conference on the subject of revindication of artworks in Poland in the European context. The tragedy of World War II brought the “relocation” of a vast number of artworks. The advent of Communism...
04.06.2014 - 06.06.2014

Nations and Stereotypes 25 Years After. New Borders, New Horizons

The twenty-fifth anniversary of the first free elections in Poland of the 4th June and the round anniversaries of the Polish accession to the European Union and of the creation of the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue Between Cultures (2004) became an exceptional occasion for the ICC in Cracow to organise an international congress...
02.04.2014

Contemporary art versus individual memory

In recent sociological and cultural research, the question of the crisis of memory is raised, which from its boom and spectacular growth has become dangerously out of control. In so far as the problem of collective memory, particularly the collective memory...
20.11.2013

Nationalism – opportunities and threats

The first in a series of meetings initiated by the non-governmental organisation Via Cultura from Bratislava. Each meeting discusses the accrued “baggage” of the past which the countries of Central Europe face in the present day...
10.10.2013

Cologne, museum, Zumthor

A timeless, mystical space, an exceptional exhibition – this is most frequent comment about the museum raised by Peter Zumthor from the ruins of Cologne’s Saint Columbus church. The curatorial concept of the museum and its collection strategy came out of a discussion...
30.09.2013

The return of art criticism

The Polish section of The International Association of Art Critics (AICA) kindly invites to a Krakow-based debate within the framework of the post-AICA congress, i.e. a companion event to the 44th AICA Congress “White Places – Black Holes” held in Košice (Slovakia)...
04.09.2013 - 08.09.2013

Heritage Policy in the Historical Perspective in Europe, the Middle East and Japan

A seminar titled “Heritage Policy in the Historical Perspective in Europe, the Middle East and Japan” jointly organised by the International Cultural Centre and its Japanese partner, i.e. Tokyo University of Foreign Studies held from September 4 till September 8, 2013 in Poland...
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