International Symposium “Negotiating Intangible Cultural Heritage” will be held in Osaka from 29 November to 1 December 2017

IRCI is going to organise the International Symposium “Negotiating Intangible Cultural Heritage” from 29 November to 1 December at Conference Room 4, Second Floor, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan with National Museum of Ethnology and Agency for Cultural Affairs.

1 Objectives
The safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) has been one of the most pressing issues in the studies of culture, to which scholars of anthropology and related disciplines have paid increasing attention in recent years. However, what is known today as ICH, or heritage in general, is not self-evident to local communities, and it needs to be identified as such through complex processes. This symposium aims to analyse the ways in which the multiple levels of negotiation between various actors/stakeholders affects the safeguarding of ICH and to discuss the potential for reviving lost or threatened culture in the process of various negotiations regarding ICH.

2 Date and Time
29 November (Wed.) 13:30~16:45
30 November (Thus.) 10:00~16:00
  1 December (Fri.)    10:00~17:00 

3 Venue
 Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan
(10-1 Senri Expo Park, Suita, Osaka 565-8511, Japan)

4 Programme Schedule

Day 1:  29 November (Wed.)
13:30-13:40  Welcome Remarks
YOSHIDA Kenji (Director-General, National Museum of Ethnology)
13:40-13:50  Opening Remarks
IWAMOTO Wataru (Director-General, IRCI)

13:50-14:30  Keynote Speech 
Svanibor PETTAN(Professor, Department of Musicology, Faculty of Arts,
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia/Vice-President, International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM))
“Negotiating Intangible Cultural Heritage with regard To UNESCO and ICTM in Central and Southeastern Europe”

14:45-16:45    Session 1: Re-contexialisation of Heritage and Community
<Presenters>
William NITZKY(Assistant Professor, California State University, Chico)
Vicente DIAZ(Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Twin Cities)
Analyn SALVADOR-AMORES(Associate Professor, University of the Philippines Baguio)
<Chair>
    Don NILES, (Acting Director and Senior Ethnomusicologist, Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies)

Day 2:  30 November (Thu.)
10:30-10:50 Observation of Minpaku Otta Kamuynomi, a rite of Ainu to offer prayer to deity
(In front of the main entrance, National Museum of Ethnology)

13:30-15:30 Session 2: Defining Heritage Locally  
<Presenters>
FUKUOKA Shota(Associate Professor, National Museum of Ethnology)
Mohd Anis MD NOR(Managing Director, Nusantara Performing Arts Research Center)
Don NILES (Acting Director and Senior Ethnomusicologist, Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies)
<Chair>
    TERADA Yoshitaka, (Professor, National Museum of Ethnology)

15:40-16:00  IRCI’s Activities

Day 3:  1 December (Fri.)
10:00-12:00  Session 3: Collaboration and Intervention
<Presenters>
M. D. Muthukumaraswamy(Director, National Folklore Support Centre)
Verne DE LA PEÑA(Associate Professor, University of the Philippines, Diliman)
TERADA Yoshitaka (Professor, National Museum of Ethnology)
<Chair>
    FUKUOKA Shota, (Associate Professor, National Museum of Ethnology)
  
13:30-15:30  Session 4: Museum and Revival of Culture
<Presenters>
Graeme WERE(Associate Professor, University of Queensland)
SAITO Reiko(Associate Professor,National Museum of Ethnology)
XIAO Mei(Professor, Shanghai Conservatory of Music)
<Chair>
    OHNUKI Misako(Deputy Director, IRCI)

15:45-16:45  Overall Discussion
<Chair>
    IIDA Taku(Associate Professor, National Museum of Ethnology)

16:45-17:00  Closing Remarks
IWAMOTO Wataru (Director-General, IRCI)

5 Capacity
The first 50 people

6 Contact/Pre-registration (Free entrance)
Email:ich@idc.minpaku.ac.jp
Please indicate your name, affiliation, and the expected dates of your attendance

7 Language
English with Japanese interpretation