Call for papers

New deadline: 31 May 2023

Within the framework of the International Congress “Safeguarding the Intangible Heritage: policies and practices for the next decades”, the Chair launches a call for papers addressing the following thematic topics:

  • Intangible Cultural Heritage – lists and inventories
  • Traditional know-how
  • Good practices, case studies, and experiences
  • Theoretical reflection on Intangible Cultural Heritage
  • Intangible Cultural Heritage and Cultural Landscapes
  • Cultural Diversity and Heritage
  • Public Policies for the Intangible Cultural Heritage
  • Intangible Cultural Heritage and Tourism
  • Oral Traditions and Expressions, including Languages
  • Intangible Cultural Heritage and Material and Natural Heritage
  • Intangible Heritage and digital technologies
  • Performing arts
  • Social practices, rituals, and festive events
  • Knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe
  • Intangible Cultural Heritage and gender issues
  • Intangible Cultural Heritage and sustainability
  • UNESCO values, citizenship, and Intangible Cultural Heritage

The Congress Scientific Committee may also consider proposals for papers that, although not falling within the scope of the above-mentioned topics, contribute to the reflection on ICH, and its diversity, case studies, safeguarding measures, etc.


The proposals must indicate the chosen topic of the Congress, title, and abstract (up to 500 words). Each proposal should present the theme and main argument, theoretical framework, methodologies, and main contributions, including a brief list of bibliographical references (optional). Format: 12-point Times New Roman font, single-spaced. Two copies should be sent, one anonymised and the other with the author’s identification, institutional affiliation, and email.

Languages for submission and presentation of papers: Portuguese, English, Spanish, French (NB: the congress does not offer simultaneous translation service).

After the congress, authors will be invited to submit a full paper for publication in a book or journal with peer review.