Sustainable Cultural Heritage

Created: 2021.04.23. 09:56
Modified: 2022.09.23. 10:25


The Hungarian Language Teacher Training Faculty in Subotica, University of Novi Sad is celebrating 150 years of teacher training in Subotica. On that occasion an international scientific conference will be held under the title
 Sustainable Cultural Heritage.


Date of conference: November 4–6, 2021

Location: Hungarian Language Teacher Training Faculty, Subotica, Strossmayer str. 11, Serbia.

Since its foundation, the Hungarian Language Teacher Training Faculty in Subotica hasupheld the tradition of organizing an international scientific conference every year. Within the framework of the conferencescientific work and sections have been classified according to different scientific interests of the participants. Namely, three categories have been established: interdisciplinary,methodological andICT tools in education. This year, the conference has been also divided into different sections, but all of themare related to one topic: sustainable cultural heritage.

Cultural heritage has become a prominent idea in scientific discourses in recent years, creating an autonomous interdisciplinary research field. As a complex category, it appears in many different contexts, however, there is a common ground for its uniform definition: namely, the text of the UNESCO convention upon cultural and natural world heritage from 1972 defines the terms of cultural and natural heritage, emphasizing the values related to themand promotingprograms of education, this wayraising public awareness upon these issues.

An important achievement in the protection of cultural heritage is a convention ratified by the UNESCO in 2003, which regulates the protection of tangible as well as intangible cultural heritage, together with the protection of natural heritage. According to the definition within this convention, intangible cultural heritage is every „...tradition, representation, articulation, knowledge, skill – as well as tools, objects, pieces of art and cultural locations related to these –, which are acknowledged as part of cultural heritage of a community, group or individuals. This intangible cultural heritage transferred from one generation to another – continually reproducted by communities and groups responding to their history, as well as their relation to their surroundings and natural environment – gives people their identity and the sense of continuity, that way promoting and creating respect for cultural variety and human creativity.”

This years conference is aiming to approach the idea of sustainable cultural heritage from various aspects in different scientific fields.Concerning the conference lectures, with regard to tangible and intangible cultural and natural heritage, first of all, we would like to learn about how the usage (recycling) of knowledge about cultural heritage promotes and helps sustainability in ecology, society and economy.

We invite presentations of research papers, case studies and good practices in the following scientific fields:

– Our pedagogical heritage, with special focus on the history of teacher training.
– Recycling of cultural heritage. Traditional knowledge, sustainable way of life.
– World heritage; tangible and intangible cultural and natural heritage, its registers, national and local values; presentation of these with the help of ICT tools.
– Sustainable heritage from the aspect of sustainable development, economy, tradition, traditional knowledge, memory, cultural variety, identity, pedagogy and tourism.
– Ethnographic, art historic, linguistic and sociological approach of sustainable cultural heritage.
– Heritage culture in natural sciences, with a special focus on nature conservation, sustainable farming, traditional ecological knowledge.
– Cultural heritage and its recycling in pedagogical practice, the role of cultural heritage in pedagogy and methodology in specific fields of science.
– Museum pedagogy, pedagogical methods of presenting values in formal and informal learning environment.
– Cultural heritage and its recycling as an attempt for interpretation in various artistic fields, mediality in literature, fine arts, animation, media design, music.
– Digitalization and conservation of cultural heritage with the help of ICT tools. Significance of the relation between sustainable cultural heritage and ICT tools.

Except for the above mentioned, we also invite lectures about various topics in other fields of science!

Conference registration:

Participants are invited to submit their e-applications which also include the title and abstract of their papers (no longer than 1000 characters) as well as (maximum 5) keywords in one of the conference languages (Hungarian, Serbian, Croatian) as well as in English. 



Resumes of the conference presentations will be published in a book of abstracts in one of the working languages of the conference (Serbian, Croatian, Hungarian) and in English. Full papers will be published in an e-book. Publications will be available at the conference for all  participants. Authors are responsible for linguistic and grammatical correctness of their manuscripts, thus authors are recommended to have their manuscripts linguistically edited. Each manuscript is evaluated by two reviewers, upon whose manuscript evaluations the authors are notified.

If any of the guidelines and formatting instructions are not met, the paper will be returned to the authors. Only papers that were presented and whose authors paid the registration fee will be published in the volume of conference papers.


Conference fee:

Conference fee is 60 EUR (or the equivalent in RSD), which includes the conference materials (book of abstracts, e-book). Note that any additional bank fees must be paid by the participant.



Application deadline is July 15, 2021. 

Notification upon approval of the topic of your research paper: July 30, 2021

Payment of conference fee: August 30, 2021

Deadline for submitting complete papers: August 30, 2021

Completion of peer reviewing process: September 20, 2021

Correction of papers: October 10, 2021


For further information please write to the following email:




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