Workshop on the Human Dimension of Cultural Heritage

A colleague in Florence has passed along this event at the European University Institute in Florence, this Friday December 18th. Looks to be a terrific event this week:

The Human Dimension of Cultural Heritage
Workshop organized by Professor Francioni
in cooperation with Professors T. Scovazzi and L. Pineschi
European University Institute, Florence
18 December 2009, Sala Europa (Villa Schifanoia)

  • 10.00 Welcome to the participants and introduction to the workshop by Professors Francesco Francioni, Laura Pineschi, and Tullio Scovazzi
  • 10.10-11.00
    • Francesco Francioni (European University Institute), The Contribution of International Law to the Development of a Human Dimension of Cultural Heritage
    • Tullio Scovazzi (Università di Milano-Bicocca), Recent Developments in the Fields of Intangible and Underwater Cultural Heritage
    • Ana Vrdoljak (University of Western Australia), Illicit Traffic of Cultural Objects and Human Rights
  • Coffee break
  • 11.15-12.00
    • Federico Lenzerini (Università di Siena), Indigenous Peoples Cultural Rights vs. Cultural Heritage”: A Hard-to-Settle Tension?
    • Alessandro Chechi (European University Institute), Cultural Cooperation: A Revolutionary Tool for the Safeguarding of the Common Heritage of Humankind?
    • Uladzislau Belavusau (European University Institute), Freedom of Expression, Art and Pornography
    • General discussion
  • 12.15-13.00
    • Patrizia Vigni (Università di Siena), Claims To Discovered Shipwrecks: Restitution, Return or Something Else?
    • Valentina S. Vadi (Maastricht University), The Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage and International Investment Law
    • Nicola Ferri (Università di Milano-Bicocca), The Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage According to the General Assembly Resolution
    • General Discussion
  • Lunch Break
  • 14.30-15.15
    • Adriana Bessa Rodrigues (European University Institute), No Culture, NoHeritage: The International Regime on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing and Potential Threats to the Preservation of Local Cultures
    • Sabrina Urbinati (Università di Milano-Bicocca), (on intangibile heritage)
    • Mery Ciacci (European University Institute), The EU Ratification of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions: New Challenges and New Implications for the EU
    • General discussion
  • 15.30-16.30
    • Riccardo Pavoni (Università di Siena), Developing Individual Criminal Responsibility for Wartime Offences against Cultural Property: The Italian Measures Implementing the Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention
    • Micaela Frulli (Università di Firenze), International Criminal Law to the Protection of Cultural Heritage
    • Robert Peters (European University Institute), Defining Common Grounds in the Trophy Art Debate between Germany and Russia
    • Andrzej Jakubowski (European University Institute), Human and Cultural Heritage Aspects of State Succession: The Case of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
  • General discussion and final remarks by Professors Francesco Francioni, Laura Pineschi, and Tullio Scovazzi
Questions or Comments? Email me at derek.fincham@gmail.com

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