Intangible Cultural Heritage in Nature: Spaces, Resources and Practices

23 Aug, 2017 News

International research seminar Intangible Cultural Heritage in Nature: Spaces, Resources and Practices welcomes all the admirers of the field to the round table discussions. Primary topic – interaction of intangible cultural heritage safeguarding with environmental protection and management of natural resources from the legal perspective.

The event 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 discussions are 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 Latvian Academy of Culture (UNESCO Chair on Intangible Cultural Heritage Policy and Law) and Institute for Political Social Sciences (Institut des Sciences Sociales du Politique, ISP, Paris) in cooperation with Latvian National Centre for Culture, Latvian National Commission for UNESCO, Archives of Latvian Folklore (Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art of the University of Latvia), French Institute in Latvia, Latvian Nature Conservation Agency.


Participation is free of charge. Prior registration is required at:

Date: 8th September 2017

Time: 9 AM – 2 PM

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



Event description (ENG) osmose-riga-2017.pdf 

Event description (LV) osmoze-riga-2017.pdf 

Programme (ENG) osmose-programme-riga-2017.pdf 

Programme (LV) osmoze-programma-riga-2017.pdf 

Abstracts of presentations (LV; FR, ENG) osmose-riga-kopsavilkumi-abstracts-2017.pdf