BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures


BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures
6 – 10 July 2017
Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, UK

This conference seeks to engage in an open multi-disciplinary analysis of the heritage of bridges –not only as physical structures connecting places and cultures but also as symbolic and metaphorical markers in the landscape. It seeks to explore the relationships that places, cultures and communities develop with bridges and to discuss how and why societies value bridges as an integral part of their heritages. It seeks to examine the variety of bridges we designate as heritage and the changes in their form and functionality over the years. In particular we wish to examine the full range of meanings we ascribe to the bridge in social and cultural life. The conference welcomes academics from the widest range of disciplines and wishes to act as a forum for exchange between the sciences, social sciences and the humanities. The conference will draw from anthropology, archaeology, art history, architecture, engineering, ethnology, heritage studies, history, geography, landscape studies, literature, linguistics, museum studies, sociology, tourism studies etc. The conference will take place at the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge – the birthplace of the industrial revolution and the home of the World’s first iron bridge.

Author and researcher Dr. Juan Shen is invited by the conference.



Management the website and the knowledge of Archeological heritage


Author and researcher Dr. Juan Shen was invited as lecturer by the international conference "Management the website and the knowledge of Archeological heritage", the first international conference on best practices in world heritage", in the context of the 40th anniversary of the Convention for the protection of World Heritage of UNESCO, Menorca, Spain

March 2012




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