Call for Papers: 1st International Conference of Cultural Heritage, Media and Tourism -Ohrid, 18-19 January 2013

Call for papers


Institute for Socio-Cultural Anthropology of Macedonia, Skopje

on partnership with

University for Audio- Visual Arts, ESRA- Skopje, Paris, New York

Academy of film, television and Internet Communication, Sofia, Bulgaria and

Euro-Asian Academy for Television and Radio, Moscow, Russia


Are organizing the


1st International Conference of Cultural Heritage, Media and Tourism

-          Ohrid, 18-19 January 2013


Over the past few years, a remarkable increase has occurred in the use of visual and digital techniques for the research, documentation, management, presentation and communication of cultural heritage. Printed, video and audio media, as well as “New Media” got  a role of a main measures for preserving and affirming of cultural heritage, but and as a main tools for promoting of cultural heritage values as touristic products.  This has drastically transformed the way we capture, store, process, represent and disseminate information.

Using of “old” and/or “new” media became a necessary tools in educational process related with anthropology, archeology, history, art and other humanities and social sciences. Digital humanities, digital anthropology, 3-D archeology and other interdisciplinary studies increased an interest among many scholars, researchers, students, museum workers, IT programmers, 3D (re)constructors etc.

Cultural heritage, media and tourism have a lot of common contact points, interactions and complements. All fields are devoted on explanation and presentation of cultural values of society. Interdisciplinary approach among these realms is giving more qualitative results especially on touristic offers and creation of touristic products. This is extremely important in a process of indication and mapping of anthropogenic and other touristic attractions, as well as on presentation of cultural values through different types of media.   



                We invite scholars, PhD and MA students, researchers and practitioners in anthropology/ethnology, media, tourism sciences, archaeology, history, art, history of art, philology, literature, folklore, ethnomusicology, architecture, museology, archiving, audiovisual arts, information sciences/ technologies, geography, sociology, psychology and all related fields to submit papers on any topic related to conference theme. Papers may reflect on a wide spectrum of issues related to cultural heritage, media and tourism. The conference is structured around a number of sub-themes that include - but are not limited to:


Protection and presentation of cultural heritage through media

Presentation of cultural heritage for tourism purposes

Digitalization of cultural heritage as touristic products 

Public relation (PR) for protection of cultural heritage

Visual anthropology

Digitalization of collective memory

Digital Humanities (Humanities computing) and Tourism

Cultural Heritage, Social Networks and “New Media”

Multicultural heritage and Intercultural communication in “New Media”

Digital Presentation of cultural heritage in tourist trafficking measures and cross-points

Cultural heritage, Mobile App and tourism 

Virtual reality applications in conservation research and practice

E-libraries and e-learning in context of cultural heritage, media and tourism

Intelligent description of cultural heritage content in interaction with media and tourism

GIS and spatial information management in cultural heritage, media and tourism

Virtual Heritage and Media

Virtual Museums, “Total Museums”, InDOC systems and touristic promotion

Digital reconstructions, 3D modeling of cultural heritage and touristic valorization  

Reproduction techniques and rapid prototyping in cultural heritage as touristic product

Multimedia, data management and archiving and their usage in media

Digitalization, media promotion and creation of touristic products from literature treasure

Promotion of Rural Tourism in Media

Folklore, ethnomusicology, media and touristic valorization




Rubin Zemon Ph.D. (University St. Paul the Apostle), Ohrid, Macedonia

Lina Gergova Ph.D.  (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum) Sofia, Bulgaria

Yasar Tonta Ph.D.  (Hacettepe University) Ankara, Turkey  

Armanda Kodra Hysa Ph.D. (University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies) London, UK)

Lidija Vujacic Ph.D. (University of Monte Negro) Niksic, Monte Negro

Dimitar Dymitrov Ph.D. (Academy of Film, Television and Internet Communication) Sofia, Bulgaria


Gabriela Rakicevic Ph.D. (Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality)Ohrid, Macedonia


Misho Netkovski Ph.D. (University for Audio- Visual Arts/ ESRA) Skopje, Macedonia




Deadline for Paper Submissions : 17 December  2012

Notification of Acceptance Decisions : 24 December 2012

Registration : 5 January 2013

Conference  : 18-19 January 2013



The congress is open to individual submissions for papers and

proposals for panels. All applications for papers and panels must be sent

to the e-mail:  by 17 December 2012. The

papers accepted upon the assessment of the Program Board will

be notified via email by 24 December 2012. Application for papers should content:



Congress language is both Macedonian and English.



• Title of the paper/panel

• Abstract (in English only) not more than 300 words for individual papers, including the main argument and conclusions

• Abstract (in English only) not more than 500 words for panel proposals, including abstracts of panel papers

• Name and title of the author/s of the paper

• Short bio of the author(s) of the paper, not more than one paragraph

• E-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the author(s) of the paper.



All registered participants will be presented a certificate of attendance at the end of the conference.



All abstracts accepted to the congress will be published as a conference booklet.



The conference will be held in Ohrid, Macedonia.



Congress will begin on 18 January 2013 and end on 19 January  2013.




There are 2 types of conference fees:

  1. 1.       Standard type of fee  for amount of EUR 100

Standard conference fee include:  accommodation for 2 nights (Bad & Breakfast), registration, conference materials (booklet of abstracts), welcome reception, lunch and dinner, snacks, Conference proceedings (publication of peer-viewed papers).

  1. 2.       Reduced type of fee for amount of EUR 60

Reduced conference fee include: Registration, conference materials (booklet of abstracts), welcome reception, snacks and conference proceedings (publication of peer-viewed papers).


It is possible to waive the fee for participants from lower-income countries and/or for participants in lower-paid positions without access to other sources of funding. To request a waiver, please send a letter (300-500 words) to the organizers explaining why you are not in a position to cover the fee.



Accommodation costs will be covered by the participants. Organizing committee will organize accommodation and will cover accommodation costs for participants that will choose Standard type of registration fee.  Accommodation will be organized in hotel Garden ( or in Hotel Klimetica (   Detailed information on accommodation will be provided to the participants after their abstracts are accepted.




Participants will be responsible for paying their travel expenses.



WEBSITE (will be available soon)

The congress website will be updated regularly for the participants and attendants.



Institute for Socio-Cultural Anthropology of Macedonia

Skopje, Macedonia


Tel: +389 2 3220 472

Fax: +389 2 3217 047




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