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Inviting Papers for International Conference on Heritage Management Education and Practice

January 15, 2017 Centre for Heritage Management Research

The discourses and practices on ‘heritage’ are significantly broadened in recent decades, leading towards the holistic understanding of heritage idea and the emerging approaches of heritage management, than just the mere documentation and preservation of heritage. We are at a promising juncture where heritage is no longer confined only to history or material or monuments or unique artifacts, but it is equally about livelihoods, sustainability, social development, innovation, and so on. There is furthermore opportunities of cross-disciplinary research and practice tools that may be relevant to making sense of rich and diverse heritage that we have. Yet, there are much more that we have to learn and master, which is possible only through dialogues, discussion, debates, and sharing of lessons from different contexts. It is in this context that Ahmedabad University announces the first edition of its annual heritage management conference.

The conference shall be a good platform for educational institutions on heritage studies and heritage management, organizations working on different heritage sectors, agencies supporting the cause of heritage research and management, heritage related entrepreneurs, academicians and researchers concerned with the field of heritage, students with interest in heritage, individuals working in different capacities in the heritage sector, government departments and urban local bodies which have to deal with heritage in their frameworks, and anyone with interest or engagement with any aspects of heritage.  

Abstracts for papers or posters are invited to be featured in this 3 days international conference. There is no limitation in the number of abstracts an individual or an organization may submit. The abstracts need to consider the following aspects:

  • A crisp title of the paper/presentation or poster,
  • 5 keywords
  • An abstract of maximum 300 words,
  • Author(s) information: full name, designation, affiliation, physical address (including city and country), email address and phone number.

Abstracts can be submitted as word or pdf document to the conference email or via online submission form given below.

Selected papers will be considered for publication in the Journal of Heritage Management. Authors considering this option are required to submit the full paper (after abstract acceptance is confirmed) by the given deadline. Full paper need to conform to the submission guidelines as specified for the journal (please see the journal website:

Entrepreneurs and Organizations who wish to exhibit a poster or their work may request for exhibition space or a sponsored exhibition.

Important deadlines:

  1. Abstract Submission Deadline: January 15, 2017
  2. Results notification of Abstracts (following a  review by the scientific committee): February 15, 2017
  3. Deadline for submitting full papers ( for accepted abstracts, and if considering for the publication in the journal of Heritage Management): May 15, 2017
  4. Early-bird registration & Presenters’ Registration: February 1 – March 31, 2017
  5. Regular Registration: April 1 – May 31, 2017    
  6. Late registration: June 1 – June 30, 2017
  7. On-site registration is not available.
  8. Email for submitting abstracts:, and online link for abstract submission form available at portal for submitting abstracts available. 

Suggested Thematic Areas:

The following are suggested thematic areas,  

i.          Education and awareness on Heritage

ii.         Innovations in Heritage Management

iii.        Entrepreneurship in Arts, Crafts & Creative Cultural Industries

iv.        Cultural Landscapes and Historic Urban Landscapes: Opportunities & Challenges,

v.         Environmental conservation, Climate Change Issues & Livelihoods

vi.        Managing museums for all: Interpretations and effective visitor management,

vii.       Heritage hotels: Unleashing the potential to the larger benefit of Society

viii.      Heritage economics

ix.        Organizational management in heritage sectors

x.         Community participation in heritage management

xi.        Policies and laws on Heritage Management

xii.       Critical perspectives on Heritage Management.

Advisory Committee

  1. Professor Pankaj Chandra, Provost and Chairman (Board of Management), Ahmedabad University
  2. Professor Devanath Tirupati, Dean, Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University
  3. Professor Ashoke Chatterjee, Chairman, CHM Advisory Committee, Ahmedabad University; former director, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
  4. Mr. Debashish Nayak, Director, Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University

Conference Chair: 

Dr. Neel Kamal Chapagain, Assistant Professor, Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University

International Scientific Committee (chaired by conference chair):

  1. Dr. Shahul Ameen, Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University
  2. Dr. Rohit Jigyasu, Adjunct Faculty, Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University; President, ICOMOS India
  3. Dr. Mita Suthar, Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University
  4. Dr. Abrar Ali Sayied, Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University
  5. Dr. Ruchi Tewari, Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University
  6. Dr. Taral Pathak, Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University
  7. Dr. Francesco Badia,  University of Ferrara, Italy
  8. Dr. Sharif Sams Imon, Coordinator of Heritage Management Programme, Institute of Tourism Studies, Macao
  9. Dr. Kapila D. Silva, University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA
  10. Dr. Michael Kimball, University of Northern Colorado, USA
  11. Dr. Nisha Fernando, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Points, USA
  12. Dr. Alberto Grijalba Bengoetxea, University of Valladolid, Spain.




Early Bird Rate

(1st February to 15th May 2017)

Regular Rate

(16th May to 15th June, 2017)







Rs. 3000

USD 100

Rs. 5000

USD 200


Rs. 1000

USD 50

Rs. 2000

USD 100






Late Registration (after the regular registration period): Rs. 7000 for LOCAL & USD 400 for INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS



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