Programme of the conference

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10 May 2018 (Thursday)

08:00Registration and welcome coffee

Welcoming words

  • Benedek Varga, Director of Hungarian National Museum;
  • Neil Forbes, Associate Dean of Faculty of Arts & Humanities, Coventry University, REACH Project Co-ordinator; -Presentation
  • Gábor Sonkoly, Dean of Faculty of Humanities, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), REACH host member

09:25Every past is our past: the museum in Fortepan photos - Presentation
András Török, Fortepan Online Photo Archive


The Societal Benefits of Publicly Engaged Archaeology -Presentation
Carenza Lewis, University of Lincoln


10:30Coffee break


Pilot on rural heritage
Facilitator: José Maria Civantos, University of Granada  Presentations:

12:00Poster and Video session (pitches, 2-3 min each)

12:30Lunch breack (buffet)


Pilot on small town heritage
Facilitator: Luďa Klusáková, Charles University  Presentations:

15:00Coffee break


Round table on resilience and participation in Cultural Heritage: best practices

  • Hana Havlůjová, History and History Didactics dept., Charles University -Presentation
  • Sándor Horváth, COURAGE, Institute of History, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Francois Laquièze, Directeur de la mission Nice Patrimoine mondial - Presentation
  • John Tierney, Community Heritage Engagement, Eachtra Archaeological Projects Ltd - Presentation
  • Zsuzsanna Toronyi, Director of Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives - Presentation

Moderator: Gábor Sonkoly, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE)

17:00Reception in Hungarian National Museum

19:00Dinner at the restaurant.
Those participating are asked to confirm attendance when registering for the conference and to cover the costs themselves.

11 May 2018 (Friday)

09:00Cultural Heritage Research - Horizons post 2020 - Presentation
Zoltán Krasznai, European Commission, Directorate General & Research

Is there a Crisis of Democracy? - Presentation
Wolfgang Merkel, Berlin Social Science Center

10:30Coffee break


Pilot on institutional heritage
Facilitator: Monika Hagedorn-Saupe, Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (SPK)  Presentations:

12:00Poster and Video session (pitches, 2-3 min each)

12:30Lunch breack (buffet)


Pilot on minority heritage
Facilitator: Eszter György, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE)

  • Melinda Rézműves - Roma Country House in Hodász
  • Tímea Junghaus - European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture
  • Zita Varga - Kesztyűgyár Community Centre


World Café on resilience and participation in Cultural Heritage: reflecting on social cohesion, social inequality, practice and theory
Facilitator: Antonella Fresa, Promoter SRLTwo groups of tables are proposed to be attended by the participants in the Conference.

  • Table1
    Social cohesion and social inequality 
    Chair: Alexandra Bitušíková, Vice-Rector for Research at Matej Bel University
  • Table2
    Resilience in practice, interconnectedness
    Chair: Hilmar Schäfer, Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences, Viadrina European University

16:00CultureLabs: recipes for social innovation in culture - Presentation
Eirini Kaldeli, National Technical University of Athens

16:30Coffee break

16:45Report from table chairs and first synthesis of the discussion
17:15Concluding Remarks
Neil Forbes, Coventry University
After the conference, a manifesto summarising the key findings of the proceedings will be produced and circulated to the REACH network.

17:30Networking session: how to work towards a longer-term sustainability of the network
The actual presentations of the individual projects will take place in the Poster/Video sessions and in the Poster session.

18.15Cultural programme: Guided tour in 8th district

Parallel to the conference, and perfectly fitting the overall REACH focus on participatory approaches to culture and cultural heritage, a Europeana Collection Day is organized: conference participants and citizens are invited to share stories and memorabilia about their family origins and travels, celebrating the diversity and richness of the cultural heritage that is being passed on generation after generation.