4th Conference

The Heritage Management Organisation (HMO/HERITΛGE) is pleased to announce that the 4th HMO International HerMa Conference will be held from 22 to 24 September 2017, at Paleo Eleourgio in Elefsina, Greece. We would like to invite you to join the international coalition of HERITΛGE in its HerMa Conference and contribute with original and cutting edge ideas and practices in the Heritage Management sector, under the general Umbrella Theme for this year: “Monuments in Ruins—Ruins as Monuments”. In 2017 Italy is the Honoured Country.

  • The conference is free for all members, and you can become a member by filling in the Registration Form.
  • Membership fees and benefits are explained here.
  • For more information please write to: [email protected]

The HerMa Conference is an annual academic conference that promotes innovative practices and cutting-edge ideas in heritage management: the presentations are delivered by experts, young professionals and researchers in the fields of HERITΛGE’s expertise. It offers a coherent approach to heritage management by offering diverse viewpoints. Read More

From 2017 and onwards the HerMa Conference will adopt the strategy of an annual Umbrella Theme. The 4th HMO International HerMa Conference inaugurates this practice with a debate that is considered to be crucial for the future in heritage management and preservation. Thus the core concern for 2017 is the notion of ruins in culture: the topic may be expressed: “Monuments in Ruins- — Ruins as MonumentsRead more

International professionals and academics, with distinguished presences in their respective fields, will deliver keynote speeches in each thematic session. They will focus on state-of-the-art concepts and projects that are contributing to the shaping of sustainable tactics in the management of ruins.

During the 3-day HerMa Conference a series of Side Events [HerMa Market, HerMa Aeschylus: The Eternal BattleEleusis: Visions for HeritageHerMa Photo: Capture Heritage Images, HerMa: Industrial Heritage] is organised under the auspices of Eleusis Cultural Capital 2021 and Aeschylia Festival.


With anticipation for your support and participation,
The Organising Committee

Scientific topics

  1. Main Theme Theoretical Issues / Moderator: V. Ganiatsas
  2. Legal Issues / Moderator: I. Stamatoudi
  3. Heritage Education / Moderator: M. Corbishley
  4. Heritage Public Awareness / Moderators: L. Stefanou & A. Anagnostopoulos
  5. Advanced Heritage Technologies-Digital Heritage / Moderator: I. Liritzis


Keynote Speakers / 2017: Italy as an Honoured Country

  • Maurizio Forte, Visiting Scholar at Stanford University PhD, William and Sue Gross Professor of Classical Studies Art, Art History, and Visual Studies, and Bass Fellow at Duke University, USA.
  • Romolo Martemucci, Professor in the Architecture department at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, Pantheon Institute, Rome.
  • Alessandra Ricci, Koç University, Archaeology and History of Art, Faculty Member.
  • Tullio Scovazzi, Professor of International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy.
  • Cornelia Hadziaslani, Architect- Archaeologist, Head of Education Acropolis Restoration Service until 2011.
  • Toshiyuki Kono, Dist. Professor at Faculty of Law, Kyushu University, Director of International Programme, Japan, Vice President ICOMOS.


Important dates

  • Submission of abstracts (300 words): 30/07/2017
  • Submission of extended abstracts (1000 words): 20/08/2017
  • Submission of presentations: 03/09/2017
  • Conference: 22-24/09/2017

The abstract committee will have regular meetings accepting abstracts on a first-come first-serve basis.


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