Call for papers - Let's do it

Let’s Do it!
Social Cohesion through Applied Heritage and the Time Travel method

Bridging Ages International Conference in Kalmar, Sweden, 13‐16 September 2016

Many parts of the world are facing tensions between groups of people or open conflicts. The environmental challenges are obvious. There is a need and a desire among us to do something to improve relations between individuals, ethnic and religious groups, communities and countries, and to work for social and environmental sustainability.

We believe that applied heritage and education can make a difference and contribute to a more inclusive society. Bridging Ages has for several years worked with the Time Travel method on contemporary issues for social cohesion. Several other organizations are working in the same direction. Now it is time to come together, stop
just talking and take action.

Let’s do it!

Submissions to the conference should bring inspiring and innovative reflections on how to contribute to social cohesion by using Applied Heritage, Education and the Time Travel method. This can include anything in the fields of applied history / archaeology / heritage / religion, education, public health, migration, environment or other areas of society – methods, best practices or research. We also have an interest in the connections between research and practice.

Please submit an abstract of your presentation, poster or workshop, not more than half a page, and a short description of yourself, by 1 March, using the link on

If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to contact our conference manager, Linda Liljeberg:

The Bridging Ages conference is organized jointly by Kalmar County Museum, Linnaeus University, the Regional Council of Kalmar County and the Church of Sweden.