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1st NSAH 2024 : 1st National Scientific Colloquium. Algerian Heritage. From Preservation to Enhancing Identity and Memory


When Apr 15, 2024 - Apr 16, 2024
Where Mostaganem
Submission Deadline Nov 30, 2023
Notification Due Dec 31, 2023
Final Version Due Feb 15, 2024
Categories    architecture   heritage   social sciences   history

Call For Papers

Algerian heritage, a living testament to history, culture, and national identity in a diverse nation, stands as a bridge between the past and the present. In a context where preserving and highlighting these legacies holds paramount importance, our national colloquium becomes an essential forum for exchange. Researchers, practitioners, and enthusiasts will convene to discuss challenges and opportunities related to this crucial mission.
Preserving heritage transcends material conservation; it touches the very essence of the soul and national memory. How can these treasures be passed down to future generations while dynamically integrating them into a modern, evolving society?
This colloquium will provide an interdisciplinary space for dialogue, bringing together experts in archaeology, history, architecture, art, anthropology, and tourism. These innovative minds will explore strategic approaches to restore, protect, and promote various heritage elements, from archaeological sites to intangible cultural expressions.
Special attention will be given to the case of the Tidjditt site, which has attracted specialists' interest. Despite its legal designation, destructions persist. Associations have endeavored to preserve this heritage, yet challenges remain: ownership of houses, lack of funds for restoration, and difficulties engaging inhabitants.
Furthermore, we will examine how heritage enhancement can strengthen national and regional identity, alongside promoting sustainable and respectful tourism. We strongly encourage submissions addressing contemporary issues, such as using technology for preservation, community involvement, and heritage education.


1- Exploration, Census, and Understanding of Ancient Medinas: An Integrated Approach
This theme underscores the importance of in-depth understanding of ancient medinas as reflections of history and culture. Speakers will discuss the integrated approach needed to explore and record these historical sites, combining archaeological, architectural, and anthropological methods. The aim is to unveil hidden layers of history and heritage within medinas, enabling better preservation and appreciation.

2- Rehabilitation, Research, and Restoration: Experiences and Efforts for Heritage Preservation in Algeria
This theme delves into rehabilitation, research, and restoration projects in Algeria aimed at preserving cultural heritage. Speakers will share experiences, challenges, and successes in restoring historical buildings and revitalizing ancient neighborhoods. Case studies will illustrate how heritage preservation can contribute to sustainable development and economic revitalization.

3- Analysis and Improvement of Legislation on Historic Site Rehabilitation
This theme highlights the importance of legislation in heritage preservation. Speakers will analyze current legal frameworks related to historic site rehabilitation in Algeria. They will propose ideas for enhancing existing regulations, facilitating preservation projects, and ensuring a balanced approach between conservation and development.

4- Tijditt’Art Initiative: Raising Awareness of the Heritage of Mostaganem's Old Town Through Art
This theme will explore how art can serve as a powerful tool for heritage awareness. Speakers will discuss the Tijditt’Art initiative in Mostaganem, describing how artistic exhibitions and creative video projections can draw public attention to the significance of the old town and encourage community engagement in its preservation.

5- Tijditt: A Spiritual and Intangible Space
This theme delves into the spiritual and intangible dimension of Tijditt as a space. Speakers will explore how this space can hold deep cultural and symbolic meaning and how it can be preserved as intangible heritage. Discussions will focus on transmitting traditions, narratives, and values associated with Tijditt to future generations.


The abstract, around 3500 characters including spaces (Word format, Times New Roman, size 12), should include the following elements: title of the presentation, theme of discussion, research objective, methodology used, results, and keywords (maximum of 5). Proposals for presentations (in French, Arabic, or English) should include the following header: authors' names and surnames, authors' qualifications, affiliated institutions, email addresses, and phone numbers.
The E-POSTER should be created using POWERPOINT (in pptx or ppt format) on a single slide in "portrait" format 9:16 (1080x1920 pixels), equivalent to an A0 size. The logos from the announcement should be integrated into the design.

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