About the Conference

Over the centuries, cities across Europe and around the world have been impacted by their Jewish communities; as places of both presence and absence. Being held as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, this Conference is dedicated to addressing Urban Jewish Heritage and the multi-layered issues it faces. From tourism and sustainability to conservation and representation, the Conference will bring together academics, planners, policy makers and community leaders to examine the pasts, presents and futures for cities with Jewish Heritage, particularly in Europe.

The conference will take place from 3-7 September 2018 at the Villa Decius, Krakow, Poland.

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About the Organisers

Organised by the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage (University of Birmingham) and the Foundation for Jewish Heritage, in association with the City of Krakow and Villa Decius Association.

We are proud to be working in association with:

  • Jewish Community Center
  • European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018
  • European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage
  • Future for Religious Heritage
  • ICOMOS International Scientific committee on Places of Religion and Ritual

Click here to read more about these organisations.

Useful websites and publications

For those interested in the themes of the Urban Jewish Heritage Conference we have compiled a growing list of interesting websites and publications. Please feel free to add to this list by contacting heritageconference@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Click here for useful links and publications.