In the wake of the impulses given by the Quirinal Treaty, which emphasizes the field of cultural heritage as a field of cooperation between Italy and France, the Istituto di Scienze del Patrimonio Culturale del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, the Fondation des Sciences du Patrimoines, the Institut Français Italia, and the French Embassy in Italy are pleased to invite you to a workshop around the place of cultural heritage in the green transition.

The workshop will be a sequel to a debate, organized the day before at Palazzo Farnese in Rome, around the theme “Heritage and sustainable development”, held by the Institut Français Italia and the company EDISON. It is part of the Franco-Italian bilateral cooperation on heritage science which is based on the recognized excellence of the two countries on several long-term joint research initiatives. Italy will host the statutory headquarters of the European Infrastructure for Heritage Science (E-RIHS) which is in the process of forming a consortium, for a European research infrastructure ERIC, by 2023. France leads the Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPI CH) and the project that will lead to the creation of an Alliance for Research on Cultural Heritage in Europe (ARCHE).

The workshop aims to bring together even more Italian and French researchers working in the field of heritage sciences on the urgent topic of climate change, the impact it has on cultural heritage and the way in which cultural heritage can be a driver of resilience, a capital of knowledge and a source of creativity and innovation for the ecological transition.

The bilateral meeting will be the first in a series and will start the discussion from the White Paper “Cultural Heritage and Climate Change ). Change: New challenges and perspectives for research,” which presents a certain number of priorities, research perspectives and also proposes a list of instruments to be put in place to support the development of this scientific field and support the activities of organizations engaged in climate action.

Twenty representatives from the world of research and culture in Italy and France will be invited to take part and contribute to the debate. Among them, young doctoral students in physics-chemistry, human and social sciences, economics will also be involved. We will send you the list of participants a few days before the meeting.

You can read the official presse release here (Italian and French). To learn more and register for the event, please visit the website of CNR ISPC.


Climate Change
[White Paper] Cultural Heritage and Climate Change: New Challenges and Perspectives for Research
2022 | JPI CH | Pages: 31
JPI Cultural Heritage & JPI Climate (2022) Cultural Heritage and Climate Change: New Challenges and Perspectives for Research. ABSTRACT: The White Paper is divided into three sections. Section 1 introduces the current state of the art in the field of cultural heritage and climate change based on a comprehensive review of literature where cul- tural heritage and climate change are clearly connected. Section 2 outlines five thematic research areas that require more advanced knowledge in the coming years and should be addressed by researchers to support climate adaptation and mitigation measures. Finally, section 3 describes a list of actions and instruments that both JPIs could implement to help address the knowledge gaps identified in this paper. The White Paper concludes with a list of references.