The Fourth Silk Cities International Conference:
Intangible Heritage, Cities and Communities
along the Silk Roads and beyond…

We are delighted to update you with the confirmed details of our upcoming conference ‘Intangible heritage, cities and communities; along the Silk Roads and beyond’. Please see below, and kindly share with your network who might be interested in the subject matter.


The Fourth Silk Cities International Conference

Intangible Heritage, Cities and Communities: along the Silk Roads and beyond…

  • 4-6 March 2024, Conference days (academic & social programme)
  • Dar Lasram, Tunis, Tunisia
  • Conference website  &
  • Early bird abstract submission deadline: 31 August 2023
  • Early bird registration: 10 September 2023
  • Standard abstract submission deadline: 1 November 2023
  • Abstract submission link
  • Template for panel proposal link

Silk Cities is organising its 4th international conference with academic and professional support of our collaborators in Tunisia and the UK: The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, UCL; Association de Sauvegarde de la Médina (ASM); Blue Fish; Oxford Brookes University; and Urban Design Group.

This international conference seeks to bring together global knowledge to explore dynamics and relations between domains of intangible heritage and cities. It will foster international dialogues between multiple disciplines related to urban studies, art and humanities, social science, as well as resilience, disaster and heritage studies. The conference programme will include academic sessions, and social activities towards making the event a highly engaging intellectual and social experience. The conference themes are:

  • Cultural expressions of diverse communities
  • Dimensions of urban experience
  • Urban economy, temporal activities and everyday life
  • Intangible heritage, disaster management and resilience to disasters and disruptions
  • Urban governance, policies, instruments, and practices
  • Social mobilisation, future memories, and right to the city
  • Sustainable tourism, heritage, and local identity
  • Partnerships, cooperations, and participatory practices.

The conference is peer-reviewed by the scientific committee. The conference committee welcomes abstract proposals for papers and other forms of presentation, as well as proposals for panel discussions and special sessions.

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For more details visit the conference website. For all enquiries, contact Conference team on We are looking forward to welcoming you at the conference!

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