22 - 24 April 2021
 Veliko Tarnovo     Bulgaria

Conferences


VII SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE
"CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL HERITAGE: PRESERVATION, PRESENTATION, DIGITIZATION“
Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria (April 22nd - 24th, 2021)
 

The Seventh Scientific Conference with International Participation "Cultural and Historical Heritage: Preservation, Presentation, Digitization" (CHH2021) will be held in a hybrid form (present and virtual) from 21 to 24 April 2021. The main directions of the conference are the preservation, digitalization and presentation of the cultural and historical heritage (CHH). The interdisciplinary forum aims to present scientific and applied research, projects, innovations in the field of cultural and historical heritage (CHH). The main focus of CHH2021 will be modern research trends and innovative applications in this broad spectrum, as well as the Bulgarian experience in the presentation and digitalization of cultural and historical heritage. Presentation of research in the humanities: archeology, museology, historiography, medievalism, architecture, ethnology, folklore, cultural anthropology, linguistics, literature, musicology, theology, theater, fine arts, screen arts, and etc., as well as their relationship with information technologies, digitalization, digital conversion, publication of electronic information arrays on cultural, historical and scientific heritage, systematization and effective access.

Extended versions of the reports presented at the forum will be published after double-blind review in a NACID-registered publication. 

THEMATIC FIELDS OF THE CONFERENCE:

  1. Preservation of CHH: traditions, practices, conservation;
  2. Presentation of CHH: cultural tourism, creative industries, museums, festivals;
  3. Digitization of CHH: technologies, methods; 
  4. CHH, religion, language: tradition and modern practices; 
  5. CHH and education: formal and informal; 
  6. CHH in interactive technologies: educational games and applications; 
  7. Accessibility to CHH: information and technological provision, including for people with disabilities; 
  8. CHH, storage and processing of digital knowledge: digital storages, databases, neural networks, ontologies and protection.
  9. CHH management: good practices, digital marketing and media presentation.

 

Requirements for formatting of papers you will find HERE.

Requirements for Authors HERE.

The program will include reports from leading experts from Bulgaria and abroad, a round table, exhibition and demonstrations presenting the efforts of scientists, cultural institutions and organizations from various fields for documenting, archiving, presenting and preserving CHH.

Within CHH2021 will be organized and presented:

  • Scientific reports and announcements on the specified subjects (up to 20 min / report);
  • Presentation of project results for documentation, preservation and provision of wide public access to cultural heritage in libraries, museums, archives and galleries in Northern and Central Bulgaria;
  • A special section on cultural tourism where participants share their experiences (up to 10 min / report);
The conference is expected to include well-established experts from Bulgaria, Russia, Uzbekistan, Macedonia, Latvia, Turkey, Hungary, Belarus and Germany, with extensive experience in the preservation, presentation and digitization of CHH.
Research institutes, universities, libraries, museums, archives, galleries, business representatives and tourist information centers are invited to exchange experiences, ideas and results on the subject of the conference.
 
OPENING: April 22nd, 2021 within the frames of International Tourist Fair "Cultural Tourism" - Veliko Tarnovo
WORKING LANGUAGE: Bulgarian and English
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR PARTICIPATION WITH ABSTRACT / SUMMARY: until 28.02.2021
CONFIRMATION FOR ACCEPTANCE: until 09.03.2021
DEADLINE FOR SENDING A FULL REPORT: by April 2, 2021
CONFIRMATION FOR ACCEPTANCE / REJECTION OF THE REPORTS: until 14.04.2021
CONFERENCE PROGRAM: until 19.04.2021
Participation in the conference, the seminar and the round table can also be implemented online via ZOOM.
 
The reports are published in the NACID-registered edition "Cultural and Historical Heritage: Preservation, Presentation, Digitization" after double-blind review. Deadline for review June 1, 2021. Publication of the issue June 30, 2021.
 
Contacts of the program committee of CHH2021: kin.conference@gmail.com
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Galina Bogdanova (Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
Prof. Dr Petko St. Petkov (President of the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria, Veliko Tarnovo Branch)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mirko Robov (National Archaeological Institute with Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences),
 
ORGANIZERS:
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - BAS
Institute of Mathematics and Informatics
Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum
National Archaeological Institute with Museum
Union of Scientists in Bulgaria, Veliko Tarnovo Branch
St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo / Faculty of Fine Arts
European Association of Folklore Festivals - EAFF
Municipality of Veliko Tarnovo

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