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Friday 7th of December 2018

Times and Venues:


Heritage and Threat Final Symposium

Room 24.4.01, University of Copenhagen, Søndre Campus

Emil Holms Kanal 6, 2300 Copenhagen S 

Followed at 16:00 by

Opening of Exhibition Conflict & Culture and launch of the magazine Conflict & Culture

Humanities Faculty Library, Søndre Campus, Karen Blixens Plads 7, 2300 Copenhagen S

This event is taking place within the framework of the Heritage and Threat (HeAT) Project, under the aegis of the Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage (JPI CH+), an EU funded program dedicated to promoting the safeguarding of cultural heritage in its broader meaning including tangible, intangible and digital assets. This event was made possible through the generous support of the S.C. Van Fonden, the Kong Christian den Tiendes Fond, and the Department of Cross-cultural and Regional Studies (ToRS) at the University of Copenhagen.

The HeAT Project’s goal was to better understand threats to heritage to help policy makers develop effective strategies to safeguard cultural heritage. The research was based on case studies from the Middle East, southeast Europe and Poland.

Event Programme

Final Symposium 

13:00 Welcome and Reflections on Heritage and Threat Project (HeAT) (Ingolf Thuesen, ToRS/University of Copenhagen)

13:15 “Destruction by Development – Dam building in Turkey” (Nicolo Marchetti & Federico Zaina, University of Bologna)

13:30 “A contested street corner” (Tea Sindbæk Andersen, ToRS/ University of Copenhagen)

13:45 “Axiological memory - the people’s palace in Bucharest” (Nicolae Rambu & Eugenia Zaițev, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iasi)

14:00 “WWI cemeteries and memorials in Poland” (Małgorzata Karczewska, Center for Research in Central and Eastern Europe/Białystok)

14:15 “Community based heritage management” (Huang Wei, director of Dongjiao Center (NGO), Academy of Art and Design, Tsinghua University, China)

14:45 -15:30 Final discussion open panel (chaired by Frederik Rosén, Nordic Center for Cultural Heritage and Armed Conflict, CHAC)


Opening of Exhibition Conflict & Culture and launch of the magazine Conflict & Culture

 16:00 Opening speech by Hans Kristian Mikkelsen, Director of the Humanities Faculty Library, University of Copenhagen, followed by the presentation of the magazine Conflict & Culture by Pernille Carstens, Forlaget Orbis, and Federico Zaina, Università degli Studi di Bologna.

Cover of Magazine Conflict & Culture
Magazine Conflict & Culture is presenting cases discussed by HeAT

List of content

HeAT project participated in the Fair of European Innovators in Cultural  Heritage which took place 15 - 16 November 2018, Brussels.

Man standing at a fair booth

The fair crowded with people

2018 European year of cultural heritage

Some project results are presented on the  CORDIS homepage.

ADI Conference panel on "Cultural Heritage: Kulturarv or 文化遗产 - an attempt towards a one-word dictionary10th Annual International ADI Conference, Asian Dynamics Initiative, University of Copenhagen, 18-20 June 2018. The panel will address the meaning of the word heritage in Chinese, in English, in German, and in Danish. 

NEW publication out by Małgorzata Karczewska (ed.): Cmentarze wojenne. I wojny światowej po stuleciu. Stan badań i ochrony. Białystok 2018.

Cover of Cmentarze Wojenne

Project meeting in April 2018 in Bialowieza/Poland in the framework of THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF WOODLANDS Conference (19-21 April 2018, Białowieża, Poland)

Poeple walking in the woods

Excursion into the UNESCO world heritage forrest of Bialowieza

Małgorzata Karczewska's presenting at the conference

Małgorzata Karczewska's presentation at the woodland archaeology conference

People looking at a display on a table

Discussing approaches to hertiage and defining threats

Group photo

HeAT meeting participants at Bialowieza

New HeAT project publications!

Karczewska M. 2017, Sto lat będą trwać bez opieki niczyjej... Cmentarze z czasów I wojny światowej w Białymstoku i powiecie białostockim, Białystok 2017 . The publication is about the WWI cemeteries in Ober-Ost and the threats on heritage treated as "German" legacy nevertheless,  Poles, Russians and Germans are buried there and about the reasons and effects of the long-term consequences of war, lasting until today.

Cover of the publication

Marius Sidoriuc 2018. Peisaje ale preistoriei. O privire socioarheologică asupra ameninţărilor faţă de patrimoniu, Editura Universităţii Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Iaşi. ISBN: 978-606-714-433-8 This publication present the neglegted archaeological sites of the Cucuteni – Tripolie-Culture in Romania and the various threats to this heritage. The author has visited and assessed 60 sites around Iasi. The results of his survey are presented here. 

Cover of the publication

July 2017

Cover of the publication

Book release on Axiological Memory and Weltanschauung:

Nicolae Râmbu and Eugenia Zaiţev (eds.) 2017. Memorie axiologică şi Weltanschauung (Axiological Memory and Weltanschauung), Editura Universităţii „Alexandru Ioan Cuza” Iaşi, Romania. ISBN: 978-606-714-373-7


JPI HeAT workshop Iasi, Romania 5.4.-9.4.2017

A Heat-Project workshop took place at the Alexandru -Ioan -Cuza -University in Iasi/Romania between April 5th and 9th, 2017. The project participants discussed the various aspects of the project, presented their case studies, and worked intensively on the structure of the Typology of Threat. In addition to the work on the Typology the participants also visited the Univeristy Museum with their impressive collection of Cucuteni-culture pottery (, the Culture Palace and the UNESCO World Heritage sites "Churches of Moldavia" north of Iasi (

Three people sitting at a meeting

HeAT 2017 in Iasi: Discussing theory and practice of threats (Kinzel)

Three people at a meeting

HeAT 2017 in Iasi: Discussing theory and practice of threats (Kinzel)

Monastry Humor

HeAT 2017 Excursion to UNESCO World Heritage site of Monastry Humor (Kinzel)

HeAT 2017 Excursion to UNESCO World Heritage site of Monastry Humor (Kinzel)

HeAT 2017: View over Iasi (Kinzel)

JPI Parade Bruessels February 2017

JPI Parade 2017 at the Royal Institute for Heritage Conservation, Bruessels (Kinzel)

JPI Parade 2017 Project-Cluster Summaries (Kinzel)

JPI Parade 2017 Cluster C Session: HeAT Project Discussion (Kinzel)

HeAT Project meeting in Bologna, October 2016

HeAT-project team debating in Bologna 2016 (Kinzel)

October 2016: A Heat-Project workshop took place at the University of Bologna/Italy between October 27th and 29th, 2016. For two days the project participants from Denmark, Italy, Poland, and Romania discussed the various aspects of the project, shared their expiernces and shaped a "model" to analyse Threats to Heritage.

7. November to 5. December 2016 PHOTOEXHIBITION: EYES ON SYRIA

 at Nørrebro Bibliotek/Copenhagen

The exhibition presents 20 images from Syria in 1961 taken by three Danish Photographers. The images give a glimpse into Syria's rich cultural heritage and tradition from times which seem so far away. These images speak and supporting the current debate of changing perceptions of heritage.

Historic image from Syria