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„Exploring the Impact of Urbanization, Disasters, and Protection Strategies on Folk Medicine and Cultural Heritage”

18. Jan­u­ar – 20. Jan­u­ar 2024 

Conference/CfP „Explor­ing the Impact of Urban­iza­tion, Dis­as­ters, and Pro­tec­tion Strate­gies on Folk Med­i­cine and Cul­tur­al Heritage”

„Explor­ing the Impact of Urban­iza­tion, Dis­as­ters, and Pro­tec­tion Strate­gies on Folk Med­i­cine and Cul­tur­al Heritage”
Uni­ver­si­ty of Sindh, Jamshoro (PK)
18–20 Jan 2024
CfP Dead­line: 30 Nov

The aim of the con­fer­ence is to pro­vide a com­pre­hen­sive plat­form for researchers, aca­d­e­mics, prac­ti­tion­ers, pol­i­cy­mak­ers, Hakims, and com­mu­ni­ty stake­hold­ers to come togeth­er and delve into var­i­ous aspects relat­ed to the preser­va­tion and pro­mo­tion of Sindh’s tra­di­tion­al med­i­cine and cul­tur­al her­itage in its broad­er frame­work that includes tan­gi­ble and intan­gi­ble her­itage. The con­fer­ence will exam­ine the ways in which the forces of urban­iza­tion and dis­as­ters have posed a threat to indige­nous knowl­edge, her­itage, urban spa­tial­i­ty and aes­thet­ics and inves­ti­gate pro­tec­tion strate­gies. There has been debate and stud­ies on human and infra­struc­ture loss, but there is no dis­cus­sion that responds to the ques­tion of the exclu­sion of per­spec­tives on address­ing the impact of change on tra­di­tion­al and folk med­i­cine and cul­tur­al her­itage of Sindh.

This con­fer­ence marks a sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone as it pio­neers a tra­di­tion of inter­dis­ci­pli­nary col­lab­o­ra­tion across fields from His­to­ry, Cul­tur­al, Urban, and Med­ical Anthro­pol­o­gy, Archae­ol­o­gy, Dis­as­ter Man­age­ment, Her­itage stud­ies, Agri­cul­ture, and Phys­i­ol­o­gy. The con­fer­ence is organ­ised by the Depart­ment of His­to­ry, the Uni­ver­si­ty of Sindh, Jamshoro in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Sindh-HEC.

The con­fer­ence has the fol­low­ing Themes:

Past, Present and Future of Folk Med­i­cine and Cul­tur­al Her­itage of Sindh
Urban­iza­tion and the Issues of Preser­va­tion of Cul­tur­al her­itage – nat­ur­al-cul­tur­al her­itage, urban gov­er­nance, mate­ri­al­i­ty and design etc.
Safe­guard­ing Her­itage: Com­mu­ni­ty engage­ment, social move­ments and advocacy
Folk­lore, eco­log­i­cal knowl­edge, resilience and sustainability
Folk Med­i­cine, Folk wis­dom and future chal­lenges due to disasters
Nat­ur­al Dis­as­ters and indige­nous Health­care system
Pro­tec­tion Strate­gies for Indige­nous Wis­dom and folk medicines
Tra­di­tion­al Prac­ti­tion­ers and folk med­i­cines preservation
Muse­ums, arts and music address­ing the issues of cli­mate change and pro­tec­tion of nature
Edu­ca­tion and Aware­ness for cul­tur­al Her­itage Preservation
Dig­i­tal Inno­va­tions in Cul­tur­al Conservation
Gen­der dynam­ics of Folk Med­i­cine and Cul­tur­al Her­itage of Sindh
Con­tem­po­rary debates in Com­mu­ni­ty med­i­cine, Pub­lic Health, Med­ical Anthro­pol­o­gy and East­ern Medicines

Impor­tant Dates:

Abstract sub­mis­sion: Novem­ber 30, 2023
Noti­fi­ca­tion of accep­tance: Decem­ber 05, 2023
Last date for full paper sub­mis­sion: Decem­ber 29, 2023
Con­fer­ence will be held on Jan­u­ary 18–20, 2024, Uni­ver­si­ty of Sindh, Jamshoro