The Ironbridge Lecture

Making Sense of Europe’s Heritage: The Cultural Route of Europe

This year’s lecture will be delivered by Dr Stefano Dominioni, Director of the European Institute of Cultural Routes and Executive Secretary of the Enlarged Partial Agreement of the Council of Europe.

For thirty years the Council of Europe has championed the concept of ‘cultural routes’ – a programme of thematic, trans-national itineraries that link place-based tangible and intangible cultural heritage for the benefit of communities and tourists alike. Collectively they illustrate European memory, history and heritage, promote intercultural dialogue and a deeper understanding of European cultures. Some 33 certified Cultural Routes now exist and the UK is involved in 13 of these.

Drawing upon selected Routes, Dr Dominioni examines how these help us to make sense of Europe not only in historical terms but also in terms of contemporary patterns of diversity and mobility and, how such routes can contribute to the development of community engagement with heritage and related local economies.

Doors open at 5.30pm and the lecture will start at 6pm at Arts Lecture Theatre 1, Arts Building, University of Birmingham, B15 2TT

Tickets are free of charge but must be booked in advance by clicking here.

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