Bridging Ages Conference

Sept 13-16, 2016 : Kalmar : Sweden

Let's do it! Social cohesion through applied heritage and the Time Travel method

Welcome to Bridging Ages Conference 2016!

Bridging Ages invites you to attend its 12th international conference on applied heritage to be held in Kalmar with surroundings. Conference dates are September 13 to September 16, 2016.


The conference will be opened by the South African Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi and the Swedish Minister of Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke on video

Confirmed keynotes:

 Here you find the program for the conference.



If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to contact our conference manager, Linda Liljeberg: 


Conference rationale

Many parts of the world are facing tensions between groups of people or open conflicts. The environmental challenges are obvious. There is a need and a desire among us to do something to improve relations between individuals, ethnic and religious groups, communities and countries, and to work for social and environmental sustainability. We believe that applied heritage and education can make a difference and contribute to a more inclusive society. Bridging Ages has for several years worked with the Time Travel method on contemporary issues for social cohesion. Several other organizations are working in the same direction. Now it is time to come together, stop just talking and take action. Let’s do it!

The conference of 2016 will explore how to use cultural heritage to achieve social change and contribute to social cohesion. Focus is on acting, reacting and taking a stand. The conference builds on the momentum of the previous Bridging Ages conferences and seeks to enhance and further develop the approaches of Applied Heritage and the Time Travel method, as well as to strengthen and broaden the Bridging Ages network.

The conference will feature invited keynote speakers, paper presentations, panel discussions and workshops.The presentations will bring inspiring and innovative reflections on how to contribute to social cohesion by using Applied Heritage and the Time Travel methodology in the fields of Cultural Heritage Management, Museology, Archaeology, History, Religion, Education, Public Health, Migration, Conflict Management, Environment and other areas of society.

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