Submit your papers for next year's international conference

Call for Papers: Heritage for the Future / Science for Heritage, 15. – 16.03.2022

Date of the conference: 15. – 16. March 2022
Deadline for submission of papers: 4. October 2021
Venue: Paris / online
Language: English and French
Participation: free

Within the frame of the French presidency of the Council of the European Union (first semester of 2022), the Foundation for Cultural Heritage Sciences (FSP) in cooperation with the European Commission, and in partnership with the French Ministry of Culture and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), a conference dedicated to heritage science: ‘Heritage for the future/Science for heritage, a European adventure for research and innovation’. It will be held on 15 and 16 March 2022, in Paris.

The aim of the conference is to highlight the diversity of heritage science, in France and in Europe, to consider its central role in major contemporary challenges (social, cultural, economic, political, and climatic), and its articulation with the main European initiatives which will be evoked during the conference: the European Green Deal, the measures in favour of cultural and creative industries, the New Bauhaus.

Who should take part?

This event will be the opportunity to showcase during two days some of the most innovative results of research and innovation, their application on the ground, outside the academic and scientific frame, but also, of course, the future prospects. The conference aims at a wide audience, including the European academic and scientific community, cultural heritage stakeholders, cultural and creative industries, policymakers, the media.

To build up the programme of the conference, the coordination team is launching a call for papers directed to:

  • Researchers, and students, particularly PhD students
  • The different actors who contribute to the production, valorisation, dissemination, and implementation of heritage science knowledge (heritage professionals, policymakers, companies, associations, international organisations, artists, etc.)

Papers must address one of the four following priority themes:

  1. A reflective heritage for a resilient society
  2. Sustainable management of cultural heritage
  3. Cultural heritage in a changing context
  4. Cultural heritage facing climate and environmental change

Selected proposals can be presented at the conference in English or in French, and in a format (presentations, round tables, workshops, posters, videos, etc.) which will be specified by the organizers according to the needs of the programme. The conference will be filmed and published online.

Proposals must be sent by email before 4 October 2021.

For any question regarding the conference or the call for papers, please contact:

Chloé Mirouze chloe.mirouze(at) and Léa Orlandi lea.orlandi(at)