AKECH 2019

The 2nd Annual Kurultai on the Endangered Cultural Heritage, 20-23 June 2019, Constanta, Romania

Participants (you can still add your flag here)

Australia

Australia

Bulgaria

Canada

Egypt

Ethiopia

Finland

France

Germany

India

Italy

Kyrgyzstan

Moldova

Mongolia

Morocco

Norway

Romania

Russia

Spain

Tatarstan

Turkey

UK

Ukraine

USA

Uzbekistan

Call for Papers

We are delighted to inform you that The 2nd Annual Kurultai of the Endangered Cultural Heritage – AKECH 2019 will take place on 20-23 June 2019 in Romania as a natural continuation of the first edition, which commemorated the two millennia since the death of exiled poet Ovid here in the ancient city of Tomis.

The conference includes plenary sessions, workshops, round-table discussions, and other events. Much of the program will be self-generated by the seminar organizers and paper submittera, faculty and/or graduate students who will propose seminars and papers via our web pages.

AKECH 2019 will be preceded by The Festival of the Endangered Cultural Heritage – FECH 2019.

Organizer

Anticus Multicultural Association in conjunction with its partners.

Dates of the Conference

The conference will take place between June 20th and June 23th, 2019.

Venue

Ibis Hotel, Constanța.

Theme

This year, we are calling for papers that examine any aspect of “Indigenous People: Stories, Cultures, Languages.”

The year 2019 is UNESCO’s International Year of Indigenous Languages. In today’s interconnected world, languages play a crucial role in the daily lives of people, as a tool for communication, education, social integration and development and as a source for each person’s unique identity, cultural history, traditions, and memory. Our conference will focus on the critical risks confronting indigenous cultures and languages, and their significance for sustainable development, reconciliation, good governance and, peace-building.

Objective

The Kurultai is organized in the spirit of communion, as this is an imperative time for international scholars, independent researchers, artists, and activists to fear the potential disappearance of our individual cultures, languages, traditions, and memories and to engage in shared dialogues towards generating world-changing impact and a better future. We believe we can better understand the different habits of mind when we immerse ourselves into different perspectives and unique approaches. We imagine a rich future rooted in a better understanding of our intricate history and in a multitudinous cultural present.

Disciplines

At AKECH 2019, we agree that many problems affecting cultural heritage require insights and problem-solving skills from many disciplines, perspectives, and practices. We realize that no overall theme can really accommodate the great variety of interests around the issues relating to endangered cultural heritage.

Therefore, we invite contributions which address current cultural heritage issues from a great variety of disciplines in the arts, humanities, and sciences. We encourage adherents of literature, language, anthropology, psychology, history, biology, human geography, film studies, art, computer science, political science, physics, and all other areas of study, to feel welcome in attending this conference and even in submitting a seminar proposal or a paper.

Language

While the plenary sessions will be held in English, panels can be held either in English, Romanian or Tatar (or its related Central Asian languages).

Structure

We welcome proposals for (1) entire panels, (2) individual papers and (3) poster presentations.

1. Organized panels

The Program Committee approves pre-arranged and open panels. Most papers are grouped into twelve-person panels that meet two hours per day for three days of the lecture to foster extended discussion. Some eight-person (or smaller) seminars meet just the first two days of the conference. Depending on space availability, we may also consider accepting a limited number of one-day seminars, especially if they are innovative either in presentation format or in terms of theme. The only restriction is that no panel may have more than 50% graduate students, and none may have more than two participants from the same institution.

Please submit your abstract of no more than 500 words on our webpage at: http://www.anticusmulticultural.org/akech/panel-proposal or send it by e-mail to friends@anticusmulticultural.org.

Deadline: 30 September 2018

Panel Organizer FAQs

2. Individual papers

Papers will be allocated 15-20 minutes plus 5-10 minutes for questions. You can propose your paper to the panel which is the best fit for it or to an open panel.

Please submit your abstract of no more than 300 words on our webpage at: http://www.anticusmulticultural.org/akech/paper-proposal or send it by e-mail to friends@anticusmulticultural.org.

Deadline: 28 February 2019

Paper Submission FAQs

3. Poster presentations

The conference provides facilities for poster presentations. Posters will be displayed during the works. Depending on the number of submissions accepted, a few poster-presentation sessions are planned as “guided tours.” Posters must present research projects and results and they should meet academic standards in both content and form. The presentation of the poster should not exceed 10 minutes.

Please submit your abstract of no more than 300 words on our webpage at: http://www.anticusmulticultural.org/akech/poster-proposal or send it by e-mail to friends@anticusmulticultural.org.

Deadline: 28 February 2019

Notification Due

All those invited to present will be informed by 1 March 2019.

Conference Proceedings

A condition of presentation at the conference is the submission of the final paper to be published in the conference proceedings. Deadline for the submission of the final paper is 31 March 2019.

Travel Grants

Anticus Multicultural Association is offering a small number of travel grants (€ 100 each, which will not be issued before arrival) for those needing financial assistance. As a travel grant holder, your conference fee will be waived.

Please note that will have priority:

- disadvantaged background

- distance (EU staff and students are not eligible)

- seminar organizers

- biography and experience

Before applying for the grant please work on your proposal, submit and wait for the notification of acceptance.

Registration

Registration fee is € 135.

There is no registration fee for presenters and accompanying persons (partners & spouses) representing the organizations who are members of Anticus Multicultural Association.

Where is Constanta?

Constanta is the largest city of Dobruja, the southeastern region of Romania that lies between the Danube and the Black Sea. Dobruja is known for its beautiful hills and its vineyards, for its windmills and its Danube Delta, but it is especially famous for being a multi-ethnic and multicultural region.

Constanta was founded around 600 BC as the ancient city of Tomis. It is situated on the Black Sea coast and it is Romania’s most important touristic destination. Constanta is appreciated for its beaches with fine sand, for its mosques and its seaport. It is particularly known as a city of literature and of the Tatar culture. It is the universal epicenter of exile in literature. Here, in the ancient city of Tomis, is where Ovid was exiled by Emperor Augustus and where the poet honored the local culture by writing his verse in the vernacular.

Practical

Constanta is an affordable destination when it comes to air travel, accommodation and cost of living.

Flying to Constanta

Constanta is served by the International Airport Mihail Kogalniceanu Constanta and Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport, which has a great number of low-cost and flag carrier airlines, resulting in highly competitive prices. The best air ticket prices are offered by low-cost airlines WIZZAIR and EASYJET and the ultra-low-cost RYANAIR. However, all major flag carrier airlines, too, offer good rates if you book well in advance. We suggest you should book early to take advantage of this fact. Starting from 20 euro every hour coach and minibus transfers from Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport to Constanta will take two hours and a half. We recommend you should book at ALT TRANSPORT PERSOANE, KIRVAD TOUR, DIRECT AIRPORT or GSM TRANS.

Accommodation

We are unable to provide travel and accommodation. Delegates are advised to make their own accommodation arrangements. Affordable accommodation at and near the venue is easy to come by in all categories. We strongly recommend Booking.com and Airbnb as good, reliable alternatives when reservations are made early but it works well even in the very last minute, too.

Cost of living

Constanta is a good place to wine and dine even when on a budget.

Your conference bag will include information on where to eat cheap or buy your groceries if you are planning a self-catering.

Organizing Committee

click here

Contact

friends@anticusmulticultural.org

We can't wait to meet you in Constanta by the end of June 2019!


The Ancient City of Tomis: Where Ovid Wrote His Verse in the Vernacular

2019.01.28: Ceremonia oficială de lansare globală a anului 2019, Anul Internațional al Limbilor Indigene (IYIL 2019)

Luni, 28.01.2019 începând cu ora locală 15:00 la sediul UNESCO din Paris, Franța (Sala de conferințe II) a avut loc ceremonia oficială de lansare globală a anului 2019, Anul Internațional al Limbilor Indigene (IYIL2019). Evenimentul a fost organizat de către UNESCO, în calitatea sa de agenție principală a ONU pentru IYIL2019, UNDESA și de membrii Comitetului director pentru organizarea Anului Internațional al Limbilor Indigene şi a beneficiat de participarea reprezentanților celor mai reprezentative organizații interesate în IYIL2019. Ceremonia oficială a reunit funcționari guvernamentali de nivel înalt și reprezentanți ai popoarelor indigene, societății civile, mediului academic, mass-mediei, organizațiilor non-guvernamentale, instituțiilor de documentare și armonizare a limbilor publice precum și reprezentanți ai organismelor din sectorul privat. Din România a participat Asociația Multiculturală Anticus.

Maestrul de ceremonii al sesiunii de deschidere a fost dl Moez Chakchouk, Director General Adjunct pentru Comunicare și Informare al UNESCO. Sesiunea a început cu un ritual religios tradițional al popoarelor indigene, după care doamna Audrey Azoulay, Director General al UNESCO, urmată de doamna Aili Keskitalo, Președintele Parlamentului Poporului Sami din Norvegia și domnul Akile Ch’oh (Edward John), Mare Căpetenie a națiunii Tl’azt’en și a Consiliului Națiunilor Autohtone din Canada au rostit cuvinte de bun venit. A urmat un moment muzical susținut de către tânărul Odeshkun Thusky, membru al națiunii autohtone Anishinabe din rezervația Kitigan Zibi, Canada. Au adresat cuvinte de întâmpinare și următorii vorbitori:

- Dl Diego Pary Rodriguez, Ministrul Afacerilor Externe al Statului Multinațional Bolivia.

- Dna Zohour Alaoui, Președintele Conferinței Generale a UNESCO

- Dl Lee Byong-hyun, Președintele Comitetului Executiv al UNESCO

- Dl Alfredo Astorga, Ministru Adjunct al Educației din Ecuador.

- Dna Ladislaa Alcaraz de Silvero, Ministru, Secretariatul pentru Politici Lingvistice din Paraguay.

- Dna Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Raportor Special al ONU pentru Drepturile Popoarelor Autohtone.

Ceremonia oficială a continuat cu o masă rotundă la nivel înalt desfășurată pe tema "Importanța limbilor indigene pentru o dezvoltare durabilă, consolidarea păcii și reconciliere" moderată de dl Ernesto Ottone, Director General Adjunct pentru Cultură, UNESCO. Masa rotundă a început cu mesajul video transmis de către dl Pablo Rodriguez, Ministrul Patrimoniului Cultural și al Multiculturalismului din Canada, prezentat de dna Elaine Ayotte, Ambasador, Delegat Permanent al Canadei la UNESCO. Au luat apoi cuvântul:

- Dna Elena Burga, Ministru Adjunct al Interculturalității și Ministru al Culturii din Peru.

- Dl Igor Barinov, Şeful Agenției pentru Afaceri Etnice din Federația Rusă, Președintele Comitetului de Organizare a IYIL2019 din Federația Rusă.

- Dna Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Raportor Special al ONU pentru Drepturile Popoarelor Autohtone.

- Dl Thiru K. Pandiarajan, Ministrul Limbii și Culturii Tamil, Statul Tamil Nadu, India.

- Dl Juan Gregorio Regino, Director General al Institutului Național al Limbilor Autohtone, Mexic.

- Dl Hjalmar Dahl, Vice-Preşedintele Consiliului Circumpolar Inuit, Preşedintele Consiliului Circumpolar Inuit din Groenlanda

- Dl Craig Ritchie, Președintele Executiv al Institutului de Cercetare a Aborigenilor din Australia și Insulele Strâmtorii Torres

- Dl Wilton Littlechild, Mare Căpetenie a Adunării Națiunilor Autohtone din Canada.

Evenimentul a continuat cu sesiunea cu tematică specială “Realizarea portalurilor digitale pentru vorbitorii limbilor autohtone” moderată de dna Amy Kalili, Directorul Centrului pentru Excelență în Limbile Autohtone “Mokuola Honua” din Hawaii, SUA. La discuții au participat:

- Dl Juan Carlos Romero Ventura, activist limbaje digitale, Global Voices, Bolivia.

- Dna Zarifa Mgoyan, Artist Emerit pentru Pace UNESCO, Federația Rusă.

- Dl Pierre-Yves Beaudouin, Președintele Wikimedia Franța.

- Dna Kristen Tscherneshoff, Coordonator comunitate, Wikitongues, Finlanda.

- Dna Martine Perret, fotograf si artist multimedia, Franța și Australia.

A urmat apoi dialogul multipartit interactiv “Sprijinirea, accesul și promovarea limbilor indigene: acreditarea tuturor părților interesate și generarea noilor sinergii“ moderat de către dl Nigel Thomas Crawhall, Şeful Compartimentului pentru Insule Mici și Știință Indigenă, UNESCO. La dialog au participat:

- Dl Ibrahim Albalawi, Ambasador, Delegatul Permanent al Regatului Arabiei Saudite la UNESCO.

- Dr. Michel Kenmogne, Director Executiv al Institutului de Vară pentru Lingvistică.

- Dl Wend Wendland, Directorul Diviziei pentru Științe Tradiționale, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

- Dna Maria de las Nieves Montiel Dominguez, Director General la Departamentul pentru Documentarea și Promovarea Limbilor Autohtone, Paraguay

- Dna Maria de las Nieves Montiel Dominguez, Şefa Compartimentului pentru Statul de Drept, Egalitate și Nediscriminare, Biroul Înaltului Comisar pentru Drepturile Omului, ONU

- Dna Handaine Mohammed, Reprezentanta Comitetului de Coordonare pentru Popoarele Autohtone din Africa, Maroc

- Dna Elias Caurey, sociolog, populația boliviană Guarani, Statul Multinațional Bolivia

- Dl Nicholas Barla, Pactul pentru Popoarele Indigene din Asia (AIPP), India

Începând cu ora 19:00, în aceeași sală a avut loc și programul cultural “Sărbătorirea limbilor indigene prin creativitate și expresie artistică” prezentat de dl Boyan Radoykov, Director a.i. Departamentul Societăților Științifice, UNESCO. Programul muzical a fost susținut de artiști indigeni:

- Grupul folk „Twin Flames” format din dl Jaaji care face parte din poporul Inuk Mokawk și dra Chelsey June, o metisă Algonquin, Michif.

- Katarina Barruk, artistă de limbă Ume Sámi acompaniată de Arnljot Lindsjorn Nordvik, muzician norvegian

- Grupul „Alaya” de limbă Aymara din Statul Multinațional Bolivia

- Ragtyna Tymkyl de limbă Yukaghir, studentă la Institutul Popoarelor Nordice din Sankt Petersburg, Federația Rusă.

- Zarifa Mgoyan (Zara), artistă kurdă din Federația Rusă, Artistă Emerită pentru Pace UNESCO

Ceremonia oficială de lansare globală a anului 2019, Anul Internațional al Limbilor Indigene a oferit forumul global necesar unei dezbateri constructive în care vorbitori de nivel înalt și experți proeminenți au abordat noi paradigme pentru protejarea, promovarea și asigurarea accesului la cunoștințe și informații al utilizatorilor limbilor indigene.

Le urăm mult succes!