Cultural Heritage in Context: Digital Technologies for the Humanities. “Heritage-Driven Community Resilience. Six Endangered Cultural Natural Sites” International Summer School

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Call for Participation (New deadline: 23rd August 2023)

Developed in the framework of the Horizon Europe project "RESILIAGE, Advance holistic understanding of community RESILIence and heritAGE drivers through community-based methodologies", the 5th edition of International Summer School ‘’Cultural Heritage in Context. Digital Technologies for the Humanities’’ still has some available places for their annual summer school, ’Heritage-Driven Community Resilience. Six Endangered Cultural Natural Sites’’, organized by Politecnico di Torino (PoliTo) - Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST), Cotsen Institute of Archaeology - University of Los Angeles, California (UCLA)and UNESCO.  


Prof. Rosa Tamborrino (PoliTo, DIST) and Prof. Willeke Wendrich (UCLA).


September 23th – September 30th, 2023.


Castello del Valentino, Torino (UNESCO World Heritage Site and Politecnico di Torino seat).


450€ (including lunches, field trips, and guided tours).

Note: candidates who register early have the chance to obtain fellowships.





The research training deals with large-scale and composite cultural natural heritage areas in particular vulnerable regions through a digital approach. It will focus on “Heritage-driven Community Resilience” by identifying and interpreting long-lasting human/historic environment interactions and surveying their potential as drivers for fostering community resilience. Historical and physical layers of international case studies, including architectural, landscape and archaeological characterisations will be investigated and related to intangible values and local knowledge for enhancing natural and anthropic risk awareness in historic environments.
Integrating research on social sciences and a critical use of digital technologies, participants will explore how to use tools for reconsidering heritage as a driver of sustainability and work with local communities to shape/reshape collective memories and values of sites, cultural natural heritage understanding, its characterisation, and visualization. Digital tools will be experienced, customised, and eventually prototyped to support the research process and to co-create critical narratives.

The program is targeted to academic participants such as master and Ph.D. students, and early-stage researchers, practitioners and professionals.  

The program is equivalent to 2CFU for master students affiliated in European universities.


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