Face-to-face members’ meetings

Face-to-face members’ meetings

The face-to-face members’ meetings are organised on a regular basis exclusively for FRH members.  Their purpose is to enhance the role of our network as a platform where members can meet and network as well as exchange ideas, information, and good practices.

Upcoming face-to-face meetings

25-26 January 2024 (Valletta, Malta)

Malta, a country in the heart of the Mediterranean sea, full of cultural and artistic confluences. During these two-day face-to-face meeting, we will visit the two most important religious sites in Valletta, the walled capital of Malta: St. John’s Co-Cathedral and Our Lady of Victory Church. We will head to the ancient capital of the country, Mdina, home to important religious heritage sites such as St. Paul’s Grotto, for a guided tour of its historic places of worship.

 

 

 

Previous face-to-face meetings

4-5 December 2023 (Naumburg, Germany)

This face-to-face meeting will provide FRH members with a broader picture of the relationship between art, heritage and worship, following the controversy over the new altarpiece of the Naumburg Cathedral, which has threatened the cathedral’s status as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

 

 

 

29 November 2023 (Bucovina, Romania)

This online face-to-face meeting will introduce participants to the distinctive religious heritage landscape of Bukovina region, in Northeast Romania, and present some of the current projects to preserve and promote it among both the local community and visitors.

 

 

 

4 April 2023 – Pre-conference discussion

This online face-to-face meeting will give FRH members the opportunity to participate in an open exchange on the sustainability of religious heritage and contribute to the Policy Paper that FRH will present as a conclusion of the Biennial Conference 2023.

 

 

 

7 December 2022 (Online from Lithuania)

This online face-to-face meeting introduce participants to the excellent Lithuanian sacred heritage, in a session conducted by Darius Liutikas, President of the Community of Lithuanian Pilgrims.

 

 

 

17 November 2022 (Online from Portugal)

This online face-to-face meeting introduced participants to the fascinating monastic heritage of Portugal and to the latest developments of the Santa Cruz Research Project. The meeting featured researchers Catarina Almeida Marado (FRH member) and Rui Lobo from the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra (CES-UC).

 

 

29-30 September 2022 (Gotland, Sweden)

With exceptional history, excellent heritage and wonderful nature, the unique island of Gotland, in the middle of the Baltic Sea, was the location for the first FRH’s Face-to-Face meeting of 2022.The programme included a series of presentations and study visits in the medieval town of Visby, the capital of the island and an important enclave of the Hanseatic League.