SPEAKERS

Day 1
9.21. (Wed.)

Sang Mee Bak

Moderator

Ms. Sangmee Bak is a professor of cultural anthropology at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, Korea. She received her PhD in anthropology from Harvard University in 1994.

Moderator

Ms. Sangmee Bak is a professor of cultural anthropology at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, Korea. She received her PhD in anthropology from Harvard University in 1994. Dr. Bak has been a member of the Cultural Heritage Committee of Korea since 2013. Between 2018 and 2021, she was a member of the Evaluation Body of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage and was elected as the Chair of the Body in 2019. She is a facilitator of the UNESCO Global Network of Facilitators to support capacity building for the implementation of the Convention, and worked for capacity-building workshops in China, Fiji, and Singapore.

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Laurajane Smith

Keynote Presentations

Laurajane Smith is professor and director of the Centre of Heritage and Museum Studies, Research School of Humanities and the Arts, the Australian National University.

Keynote Presentations

Laurajane Smith is professor and director of the Centre of Heritage and Museum Studies, Research School of Humanities and the Arts, the Australian National University. She is a fellow of the Society for the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. She founded the Association of Critical Heritage Studies, and has been editor of the International Journal of Heritage Studies since 2009. She is co-general editor with Dr Gönül Bozoğlu of Routledge’s Key Issues in Cultural Heritage, and author of Uses of Heritage (2006) and Emotional Heritage (2021) and editor with Natsuko Akagawa of Intangible Heritage (2009) and Safeguarding Intangible Heritage (2018).

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Kyung-Koo Han

Keynote Presentations

Dr. Kyung-Koo Han is the Secretary-General of the Korean National Commission for UNESCO. As a cultural anthropologist trained at Seoul National University (M.A.) and Harvard University (Ph.D.), ..

Keynote Presentations

Dr. Kyung-Koo Han is the Secretary-General of the Korean National Commission for UNESCO. As a cultural anthropologist trained at Seoul National University (M.A.) and Harvard University (Ph.D.), Dr. Han taught anthropology at Kangwon National University, and helped develop the Division of International Studies at Kookmin University as its dean. In 2009, he joined the newly founded College of Liberal Studies of Seoul National University and served as its dean until 2020.
Dr. Han has served as member of the Korean National Commission for UNESCO, the Policy Planning Committee of the Korea Federation for the Environmental Movement, and the Presidential Commission for Sustainable Development. He has also served on the editorial boards of the Korea Journal, Sahoewa yeoksa (Society and History), and Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review, and was Editor of Hanguk munhwa inryuhak (Korean Cultural Anthropology) and of the Korean Social Science Journal. Dr. Han was President of the Korean International Migration Studies Association, the Korean Society for Education for International Understanding, and the Korean Society for the Study of Overseas Koreans, as well as Vice President of the Korean Society for Cultural Anthropology, and the Korean Society for Environmental Sociology

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Deepak Kumar Behera

Professor Deepak Kumar Behera is the present Vice Chancellor of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, Odisha. He served as the Vice Chancellor of Sambalpur University, Berhampur University and Rajendra University, Odisha.

Professor Deepak Kumar Behera is the present Vice Chancellor of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, Odisha. He served as the Vice Chancellor of Sambalpur University, Berhampur University and Rajendra University, Odisha.  He was a former Professor and the Head of the Department of Anthropology, Sambalpur University, India. Professor Behera was a Fulbright Visiting Fellow at California State University at Long Beach during 2007-08. He was also the recipient of DAAD Fellowship, Germany, Carlos Chaga Foundation Fellowship, Brazil, National Research Foundation Fellowship, South Africa, German Research Council Fellowship, Germany, Indo-French Academic Exchange Fellowship, France, Indo-Israel Academic and Cultural Exchange Fellowship, Israel. Professor Behera received the prestigious Sarat Chandra Roy Memorial Gold Medal by the Asiatic Society, Kolkata for his outstanding contribution in the field of cultural anthropology in India for the year 2016. Most of his publications are in the field of ‘tribal studies’ and ‘children and childhood’.

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Peter Strasser

Peter Strasser studied Austrian law, European ethnology and international relations at the Universities of Innsbruck (Austria) and Nottingham (UK).

Peter Strasser studied Austrian law, European ethnology and international relations at the Universities of Innsbruck (Austria) and Nottingham (UK). After serving as curator in a museum in Austria, since 1997 he joined international organisations (UNESCO, OSCE, EU) in cultural heritage, especially in World Heritage. He was member of drafting groups for several UNESCO legal instruments (Underwater Heritage Convention 2001, Intangible Heritage Convention 2003, Recommendation on the Protection and Promotion of Museums 2015).

His recent international assignment was with OSCE/Mission in Kosovo, where we was responsible for the protection of cultural heritage (2019-22). Since 2012 he is affiliated with the Danube University Krems, were he headed the Center for Cultural Property Protection. In summer 2022 he was appointed in Krems as Professor for World Heritage and Cultural Property Protection. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and wrote some 200 publications in the field of cultural heritage protection.

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Day 2
9.22.(Thu.)

Wang, Hahn-Sok

Special Lecture

서울대학교 사회과학대학 인류학과 교수로 재직하였으며(1985~2015), 현재는 명예교수이다. 주 전공은 언어인류학, 사회언어학, 인지인류학이며, 한국의 언어문화(linguaculture)에 대한 폭넓은 연구를 해왔다. ..

Special Lecture

서울대학교 사회과학대학 인류학과 교수로 재직하였으며(1985~2015), 현재는 명예교수이다. 주 전공은 언어인류학, 사회언어학, 인지인류학이며, 한국의 언어문화(linguaculture)에 대한 폭넓은 연구를 해왔다. 주요 연구 업적으로는 『한국의 언어 민속지: 강원도 편』(2021), 『한국의 언어 민속지: 충청남북도 편』(2016), 『한국의 언어 민속지: 경상남북도 편』(2012), 『한국의 언어 민속지: 전라남북도 편』(2010), 『한국의 언어 민속지 1: 서편』(2009), 『또 다른 한국어: 국제결혼 이주여성의 언어 적응에 관한 인류학적 연구』(2007), 『한국어·한국문화·한국사회』(편저, 2010), 『한국어와 한국사회』(편저, 2008) 등이 있다. 서울대학교 학술연구상(2013)을 수상하였다.

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Yama Yoshiyuki

Yoshiyuki Yama, Ph.D. in Sociology, is Professor and currently acts as Director of the Institute of Disaster Area Revitalization, Regrowth and Governance at Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan.

Yoshiyuki Yama, Ph.D. in Sociology, is Professor and currently acts as Director of the Institute of Disaster Area Revitalization, Regrowth and Governance at Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan. He also serves/served as Adjunct Professor at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute of Kyoto University, University of Tokyo, National Museum of Ethnology, International Research Center for Japanese Studies, University of International Relations Beijing, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Yunnan Minzu University, and Visiting Researcher at Université Paris Diderot Paris 7. 

His research interests are sociological theory, sociology of disaster, and heritage studies, particularly on regional development and community-based disaster risk management in depopulated areas of Japan.

He has authored/edited more than thirty books and published numerous scholarly articles in sociology, anthropology, disaster studies, heritage studies, and the history of Japanese philosophy.

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Wayan Windia

Professor Wayan Windia is a researcher of the Subak Research Centre at Universitas Udayana in Bali, Indonesia. He obtained his PhD in 2002 at Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, ..

Professor Wayan Windia is a researcher of the Subak Research Centre at Universitas Udayana in Bali, Indonesia. He obtained his PhD in 2002 at Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, which his dissertation concerning subak system in Bali. He involved on preparations, in order to get UNESCO acknowledgement, for subak system in Bali, on 2012. His articles has been published widely in journals and books, such as : Subak Irrigation System Transformation Based on Tri Hita Karana Concept; Subak : The World Cultural Heritage; Subak : Study from Social Perspective; Subak as Agrotourism; Leadership and Democracy of Subak.

Over the last five years, he has been actively working on developing subak into agro-tourism sites, and introducing economical activities at subak organization. The goal of those activities is how to help increasing the revenue of farmers as subak members. Now he actively supervise the site of subak that has been recognized by UNESCO as world cultural heritage. And also introducing the values of subak to the students in Bali, and for other guests and foreigners who coming to Bali, especially to Udayana University.

He is working also as an expert group coordinator at Gianyar Regency on Heritage City, as a member of expert group at Denpasar City on Subak Sustainability, and also as an expert team member at Bali Province, since this year (2018) . He has been involved in some national NGO in order to sustain of Bali culture.

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Prof. Rekha Nianthi

Rekha Nianthi is a Professor in Geography at the University of Peradeniya (UoP). She received her M.Sc from AIT, Thailand; Ph.D. from NEHU-India; and postdoctoral qualification from the University of Minho, …

Rekha Nianthi is a Professor in Geography at the University of Peradeniya (UoP). She received her M.Sc from AIT, Thailand; Ph.D. from NEHU-India; and postdoctoral qualification from the University of Minho, Portugal. She was a visiting scholar at the IEDML-GSGES, Kyoto University, Japan. Prof. Nianthi has been awarded a Presidential Scholarship by the Sri Lankan Government for research at Mainz University, Germany. She received an “Excellency Award” for outstanding research in the field of geography from the UGIT. Her research interests include climate change and adaptation and disaster risk reduction. She authored many research papers which were published in local and international publications. She worked as a consultant for PLAN Sri Lanka, ADRRN, UN-ISDR, and UN4DRR of the UoP, Erasmus + Programme. Prof. Nianthi is a member of the board of directors of SAADRI, the Indian Institute of Technology.

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Day 3
9.23.(Fri.)

Zita D. Pangelinan

Zita D. Pangelinan is co-founder and President of Håya Cultural Heritage & Development Foundation, established in 2004 with a focus on the revitalization of traditional healing …

Zita D. Pangelinan is co-founder and President of Håya Cultural Heritage & Development Foundation, established in 2004 with a focus on the revitalization of traditional healing

Indigenous traditional healing served our people for over 4000 years.  The risk of loss due to colonization and western influence continues with the passing of many of i man Yo’åmte (master traditional healers), many of whom did not pass on their sacred knowledge.

For the past eighteen years, Zita has listened, observed and continues to seek the guidance of the indigenous healers throughout the Marana Islands.  As a result, Haya Foundation has sponsored three Åmot Conferences focused on developing strategies by the people for the people to promote, perpetuate and preserve traditional healing.  Accomplishments thus far include:

  • Four Community based cultural Listening institutes.
  • Coordination of three strategic planning Amot Conferences with traditional healers and the community. Reports are presented to the community and plans are updated.
  • The opening of Guam’s first traditional healing center, “Guma Yo’Amte” (House of a Master Healer) in May, 2016.
  • Hosted traditional healers from 13 countries throughout the Pacific during the 12th Festival of the Pacific Arts on Guam, May, 2016.
  • Received approval of Traditional Healing curriculum and offered the first Introductory course in Traditional Healing at the University of Guam.
  • With the demand for services more than doubled, Haya Foundation was able to open 2 additional Guma Yo’Amte (House of a Master Healer) in southern and central Guam in 2017.  The Centers have served over 30,000 patients.
  • Sponsored “Pineksai Håya” a month cultural immersion program on traditional ways of living sustainably, guided by Kaohao Haya (our treasured elders).

Zita  co-produced a documentary entitled “Åmot Para I Hinemlo’ta” (Medicine for our Well-Being) and is working on her third documentary “Re-establishing A community of Believers” soon to be premiered.

Zita currently works with Guam’s Department of Public Health and has been serving on the Covid-19 Response Team. She also served as Human Resource Consultant for over 25 years.

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Richenel Ansano

Richenel Ansano is a cultural anthropologist and healer. His past positions include being Director of Culture for Curaçao, Director of the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University in the USA, …

Richenel Ansano is a cultural anthropologist and healer. His past positions include being Director of Culture for Curaçao, Director of the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University in the USA, Director of the National Archaeological and Anthropological Memory Management of Curaçao (the national focal point for implementing the 2003 Convention), and member of cultural and heritage committees.  Richenel was Member of the CRIHAP Advisory Committee,  previous Secretary of the Dutch Caribbean ICH Working Group. He is current President of the CaribResearch Foundation, Vice President of the Regional Memory of the World Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean, and President of the Curaçao Open Foundation. He is member of the Curaçao NATCOM, and of the Dutch Caribbean ICH Working Group.  As UNESCO Facilitator for the 2003 Convention, he facilitated ICH workshops in the Caribbean, South America, Asia/Pacific, and for the NGO Forum of the Convention.

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K. David Harrison

K. David Harrison is Vice Provost and Professor at VinUniversity, Hanoi, Vietnam. He received his doctorate from Yale University. As a linguist and specialist in Siberian Turkic languages, …

K. David Harrison is Vice Provost and Professor at VinUniversity, Hanoi, Vietnam. He received his doctorate from Yale University. As a linguist and specialist in Siberian Turkic languages, he has spent extended periods in Siberia and Mongolia working with nomadic herders and studying their languages and cultural traditions. He has also worked in India, the Philippines, Lithuania, Paraguay, and the United States with speakers of endangered languages. Harrison’s work includes not only scientific descriptions of languages, but also storybooks, translations, and digital archives for the use of the native speaker communities. Harrison is widely recognized and consulted as a leading spokesman for endangered languages. He co-stars in the Sundance documentary film “The Linguists” (www.thelinguists.com), which documents him and fellow linguist Greg Anderson traveling around the world to track down and interview last speakers of nearly extinct tongues. His book, “The Last Speakers: The Quest to Save the World’s Most Endangered Languages,” has been translated into Spanish, Arabic and Japanese.

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Taewoo Kim

Moderator

의료인류학자로서 사회문화와 의료의 상호관계, 동아시아의학, 몸의 인류학, 존재론적 전회 등의 주제를 중심으로 연구를 하고 있다.

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의료인류학자로서 사회문화와 의료의 상호관계, 동아시아의학, 몸의 인류학, 존재론적 전회 등의 주제를 중심으로 연구를 하고 있다. 한국, 미국, 중미의 벨리즈에서 인류학적 현지조사를 진행하였다. 현재 경희대학교 한의과대학 교수로 재직 중이다. 저서로 『한의원의 인류학: 몸-마음-자연을 연결하는 사유와 치유』(2021), 『아프면 보이는 것들: 한국 사회의 아픔에 관한 인류학 보고서』(2021 공저), 『의료, 아시아 근대성을 읽는 창』(2017 공저) 등이 있으며, 논문으로는 「맥진의 형이상학: 동아시아 사유의 인류학」(2022), 「치유로서의 인간-식물 관계: 존재론적 인류학으로 다시 읽는 동아시아의학 본초론」(2018), “Cultivating Medical Intentionality: The Phenomenology of Diagnostic Virtuosity in East Asian Medicine”(2017) 등이 있다.

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