Poul Holm: Coastal cultural heritage – legacy and resource

Marta Fiolic (Producer), Poul Holm

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Keynote Speaker Poul Holm (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
Coastal cultural heritage – legacy and resource
III CHAM Conference Wednesday 12 July, Instituto Cervantes Lisboa

Coastal cultural heritage is a legacy as well as a resource for shaping the future. My talk will deal with the ability of societies to mediate and cope with change, providing a brief overview of the diversity of the coastal heritage of Europe ranging from metropolitan areas in the Mediterranean, struggling with human and environmental pressures on a rich maritime heritage to sparsely populated, environmentally fragile, Arctic coasts, particularly vulnerable to climate change and pressure from rapidly growing tourism; from port cities in Western Europe, with empty docklands and deserted industrial buildings to areas in the Baltic that are still adjusting to a post-Soviet era which saw economic and migratory shifts in significant parts of the coastal population; and transnational cultural diversity including a rich and still largely unknown underwater heritage, such as in the depths of the North and Black Sea. Finally, I will use the Dutch-German-Danish Waddensea as a concrete case of how one can work with communities and industry to promote cultural heritage.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2017
EventIII CHAM International conference: Oceans and Shores: Heritage, People and Environment - CHAM, NOVA FCSH, Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 12 Jul 201715 Jul 2017


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