International conference Documenting and presenting the intangible cultural heritage with film, Ljubljana, Slovene Ethnographic Museum, 25 - 26. 9. 2014
International conference on filming the intangible cultural heritage took place in the Slovene Ethnographic Museum in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on the 26th of September 2014. Papers were delivered by eight European visual anthropologists: dr. Beate Engelbrecht and dr. Shina Erlewein from Germany, dr. Janos Tari from Hungary, dr. Juraj Hamar from Slovakia, Mirela Hrovatin and Tamara Nikolić Đerić from Croatia, Miha Peče and Nadja Valentinčič Furlan from Slovenia.
Questions of protecting, preserving and safeguarding the ICH by applying film, as well as the intellectual rights and the participation of community in the audio-visual representations illuminated wider context of the theme. Presenters discussed UNESCO’s strategies and examples of videos for the ICH Registers, available on the webpages, and also other ICH projects with films accessible on portals that are not so limiting (in length, number of films per one unit), thus offering wider knowledge and possibly also diverse points of view.
In the concluding part it was agreed that the theme is worth to be further discussed in another conference, either inside EASA or independent. Presenters will form a group that will exchange information; also other anthropologists and ethnologists are welcome to join. The articles will be published in a special volume in 2015.
Below you can see some highlights from the conference...