Call for Papers

Call for Papers




Europe’s Living Religious Heritage




Deadline: June 1st 2020


Future for Religious Heritage (FRH) is delighted to announce its seventh biennial international conference from 22th to 23th of October 2020 in Barcelona, Spain.

The conference will provide a forum for policy debate and exchange of knowledge among decision makers, professionals and volunteers in the field of heritage and culture. The 2020 conference theme “Europe’s Living Religious Heritage” will ask questions about the heritage we received from past generations and which we still use. Living religious heritage, in continuous, extended or even new use, can help us to understand the present and to make choices for the future, contributing to the well-being of both heritage and to society as a whole.

FRH calls for abstracts of best practice examples in one or more of the following topics:

  • Use of religious heritage, from traditional to extended and new use of places of worship
  • Community and Dialogue: religious heritage as resource for community development, encouraging traditional and new communities to engage, social sustainability, public interest
  • Cultural Expressions: intangible heritage; rituals and traditions, (sacred) art and music
  • Sustainable Care: maintenance, sustainable preservation, museums, legislation, official policies

Submission guidelines:

Submit a written abstract of no more than 400 words in English, along with your title, name, role, institutional affiliation of the author(s) and contact information.

Selection procedure:

International jury will review abstracts and make a selection

The 20 selected abstracts will be exhibited during the conference

The 8 best abstracts will have their authors invited to give a 5-minute plenary presentation at the conference

To keep in mind:

Only one abstract submission is allowed per person, and you can only co-author two abstracts

Abstracts should be submitted as a Word or PDF document by the 1st of June 2020   via:

Selected abstracts will be notified by the 10th of September and will be invited to produce a poster for the conference exhibition.

For your information – we are constantly monitoring the covid-19 response and are preparing a digital solution in case lockdown measures are still ongoing, in order to ensure that the conference takes place.


We look forward to your contribution!