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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

Revisiting Intangible Heritage and the Social and Economic Impacts of World Heritage: Workshop

12th March 2015, 09:00 to 16:00, Senate Suite, University College, Durham University, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RW

A bespoke workshop 'Managing World Heritage’ has been organised to take place on Thursday 12th March between 09:00 and 16:00 at Durham University (Senate Suite, University College (Durham Castle)). 

The day will include two major sessions focused on the 'social and economic impacts of heritage' and 'intangible heritage' and will led by visiting IAS Fellow and UNESCO consultant Kai Weise. 

Speakers will include Professor Kiran Fernandes (Durham Univesity Business School & Director, UK National Commission for UNESCO), Revd Canon Rosalind Brown (Chair of the Durham World Heritage Site Coordinating Committee), Mr Stephen Creigh-Tyte (Durham Univesity Business School & Former Chief Economist DCMS), Professor K. Krishnan (MS University of Baroda, India), Ms Anouk Lafortune-Bernard (University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne) and Professor Robin Coningham (UNESCO Chair, Durham University). 

To view the full schedule of the workshop please follow this link.

Registration in advance is essential and should you wish to attend. Please note that places are offered on a first come, first served basis.

Register at:

The workshop will be followed by a public lecture entitled 'Sharing experiences of managing World Heritage Sites in Asia with Durham' which will be delivered in the Learning Centre at Palace Green Library at 5.30pm.

Enquiries about this event can be address to Kai Weise ( or Linda Crowe (

Workshop Venue:

Senate Suite, University College, Durham University The Castle Palace Green Durham DH1 3RW Tel:0191 334 4099

Directions to University College (Castle) - Please note there is no public car parking on Palace Green. The nearest public car park is located at Prince Bishops Multi Storey Car Park (see:

Map - University College is denoted as building No: 23

Contact; and for more information about this event.