Tim Winter, Chairman of ACHS Visited Zhejiang University at the Invitation of ICCARS
ACHS协会主席Tim Winter访问浙江大学及外语学院
2016-04-13 00:46:41

Tim Winter, Chairman of ACHS Visited Zhejiang University at the Invitation of ICCARS

From April 5th to April 10th, Professor Tim Winter, Chairman of ACHS (Association of Critical Heritage Studies), visited Zhejiang University at the invitation of ICCARS. The purpose of Professor Winter’s visit is to assist with the preparation work of Zhejiang University for the 2018 ACHS conference. During his visit, Professor Winter also delivered two lectures, one for the faculty and students in ICCARS, the other on the Oriental Forum of Zhejiang University.

On April 7th, the vice president of Zhejiang University Prof. Weidong Lou met Tim Winter and exchanged opinions on the preparation of 2018 ACHS conference. Professor Winter introduced the background of ACHS conference and emphasized the important role heritage plays in social development, cultural communication and diplomatic relations. The president indicated that the conference will provide a platform for the integration of different disciplines in Zhejiang University and will surely promote academic research in related areas. He also expressed that Zhejiang University will mobilize schools and institutes in the Humanities and Social Sciences and cooperate with the municipal government and some departments such as cultural bureau to ensure the success of the conference.

                


On the evening of April 7th, Professor Winter delivered a lecture entitled “One Belt One Road” on the Oriental Forum of Zhejiang University. In his presentation, Professor Winter examined One Belt One Road as an arena of heritage diplomacy. His lecture focused on one of the Belt and Road’s core “cooperation priorities”, that of “people-to-people” connections which has been largely ignored outside China. He suggested that histories of silk and porcelain, together with competing ideas about civilizations and world history, will play a distinct role in shaping trade, infrastructure and security across the Asia region in the coming years.

                    

Tim Winter is Research Professor of Cultural Heritage at the Alfred Deakin Institute, Deakin University, Melbourne. He has published widely on heritage, development, urban conservation, tourism and heritage diplomacy. He is the current President of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies (criticalheritagestudies.org) and been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge, The Getty and Asia Research Institute, Singapore. His recent books include The Routledge Handbook of Heritage in Asia and Shanghai Expo: an international forum on the future of cities. He is currently working on a book on heritage diplomacy.


ACHS协会主席Tim  Winter访问浙江大学及外语学院

2016年4月5日-10日,应跨文化与区域研究所的邀请,国际批评性文化遗产研究协会(Association of Critical Heritage Studies,简称ACHS)主席、澳大利亚迪肯大学亚太文化遗产中心Tim Winter教授访问浙江大学与外语学院,分别与罗卫东副校长,外语学院院长何莲珍教授、副院长马博森教授,及跨文化与区域研究所所长吴宗杰教授,就浙江大学将于2018年举办的第四届国际批评性遗产研究大会(2018ACHS会议)与进行了交流。

Tim Winter主席介绍此次来访目的为考察浙江大学即将于2018年举办的第四届国际批评性文化遗产大会(2018ACHS会议)的筹备情况。来访期间他表示协会及其会员对浙江大学举办这次会议有高度期待,希望这次会议有助于中国在国际遗产界展现其领导角色。2016年蒙特利尔会议吸引800多位学者参与,已经成为国际遗产界最大规模的会议。2018年在中国浙江大学召开的第四届大会,预计将吸引更多学者参加。从文化记忆、话语分析、遗产旅游等角度参与批评性遗产研究,已经成为国际遗产学界新兴的研究力量,可以为拓宽对不同文化背景下的遗产的认识做出独特的贡献。

罗副校长代表浙江大学对Tim Winter来访表示热烈欢迎,表达了浙江大学将以跨学科合作方式办好这次会议的意愿。罗校长表示浙江大学将动员其人文与社会科学资源,同时与杭州市、文化厅等政府部门合作,办出具有中国文化特色与世界学术领导力的学术盛会。

何莲珍院长也表示外语学院非常支持、期待2018ACHS会议在浙江大学举行,学院将与其他兄弟学院一起合力办好这次会议,并藉此机会促进外语学院的学科拓展以及与其他学院相近学科的合作。学院也期待院内各个学科利用2018年ACHS会议的平台,加快学科交流,积极参与这次大会,提高学院的国际显示度。

        

Tim Winter主席在浙大访问期间,还举办了一系列学术活动,包括浙大东方论坛学术演讲“一带一路:丝绸和陶瓷的遗产外交”,以及在外语学院跨文化与区域研究所举办的“人文社会科学如何开展批评性遗产研究”学术讨论会。活动加深了参会人员对遗产研究的理解与认识,展现了遗产促进社会发展、推动国家、地区间友好合作的巨大潜力。

        


国际批评性遗产研究协会是目前国际遗产学界非常活跃的学术组织,具有很强的国际性,其目标是拓展对遗产的认识与研究,不仅将其作为物质性的现象,也作为一种涉及到文化记忆、语言建构、情感、文化政治、身份等角度的社会文化现象来研究。协会的宗旨是促进对遗产的跨文化、跨国界的认识,使遗产实践能对社会发展产生更加积极的影响。


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