SPEAKERS

Day 1
9.21. (Wed.)

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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Chul-In Yoo

Moderator

Mr. Chul-In Yoo got a PhD in Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A. Currently, he is a Professor of Anthropology at Jeju National University, Korea; Member of MAB(Man and the Biosphere Programme) National Committee of the Republic of Korea

Moderator

Mr. Chul-In Yoo got a PhD in Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A. Currently, he is a Professor of Anthropology at Jeju National University, Korea; Member of MAB(Man and the Biosphere Programme) National Committee of the Republic of Korea

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Janet Blake

Dr. Janet Blake is Associate Professor of Human Rights Law at Shahid Beheshti University (Tehran) and is a member of the Centre of Excellence for Education for Sustainable Development based at the University. …

Dr. Janet Blake is Associate Professor of Human Rights Law at Shahid Beheshti University (Tehran) and is a member of the Centre of Excellence for Education for Sustainable Development based at the University. She is the Director of an NGO accredited to UNESCO’s 2003 Convention and a member of the Cultural Heritage Law Committee of the International Law Association.

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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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So-Young Yook

Professor Soyoung Yook received J.S.D.(Juris Scientiae Doctoris) from Washington Univ. in St. Louis after her study Ewha Womans Univ. and Indiana Univ. at Bloomington. Since 2001, she has taught intellectual property law at Chungnam National Univ.(“CNU”) Law School in S. Korea. Currently she is the dean of CNU Law School.

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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.)

Hahn-Sok Wang

Special Lecture

Han-sok Wang served as a professor of anthropology in the College of Social Sciences of Seoul National University for over 30 years, and is currently an emeritus professor. 

Special Lecture

Han-sok Wang served as a professor of anthropology in the College of Social Sciences of Seoul National University for over 30 years, and is currently an emeritus professor. He specialized in linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics and cognitive anthropology, and has widely studied on Korean linguaculture. He studied Korean language education and anthropology in Seoul National University, and obtained M.A and ph.D of anthropology from the UCLA Graduate School in California, U.S.A. His main academic achievements include Linguistic Ethnography of Korea: Gangwon-do(2021), Linguistic Ethnography of Korea: Chungcheongbuk-do(2016), Linguistic Ethnography of Korea: Gyeongsangbuk-do(2012), Linguistic Ethnography of Korea: Jelllanambuk-do(2010), Linguistic Ethnography of Korea 1: Preface(2009), Another Korean: An Anthropological Study on The Language Adaptation of International Marriage-based Immigrant Women(2007), Korea, Korean Culture and Korean Society(compilation, 2010), Korean Language and Korean Society(compilation, 2008), Korean Society and Forms of Address(co-authorship, 2005), Language and Society: The Ethnography of Communication(co-translation, 2009) and so forth. He was awarded Academic Research Award by Seoul National University.

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Kyung Taek Yim

Moderator

Kyung Taek Yim received ph.D from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences in the University of Tokyo after studying English Literature in Seogang University and Anthropology from the Graduate School of Seoul National University in Korea.

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Kyung Taek Yim received ph.D from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences in the University of Tokyo after studying English Literature in Seogang University and Anthropology from the Graduate School of Seoul National University in Korea. Currently, he is a professor of the Department of Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology in Jeonbuk National University in Korea. He has been studied folklore and cultural resources of East Asia such as Korea and Japan with great interest. He published many academic articles, books and translations including “Muhyeongmunhwayusaneuroseoeui Dosijerye Yeongu(A Study on Urban Rituasl as Intangible Cultural Heritage)”, “Ilboneui Babsangmunhwae Daehan Gochal(A Study on the dinning culture of Japan)”, Munhwajawongwa Jiyeoksahoe(Cultural Resources and Local Communities) (Co-authorship) and Shuriseongeuro Ganeun Eondeokgil(The hill side road to Shuri Castle) and so forth.

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Yama Yoshiyuki

Yama Yoshiyuki 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.

Yama Yoshiyuki, 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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Michelle Nicholson Sanz

Michelle Nicholson-Sanz is a Peruvian-Chilean researcher and practitioner working at the interface of applied theatre, cultural heritage, ecology and race, …

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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.)

Judith Farquhar

Special Lecture

Judith Farquhar conducts research on traditional medicines, popular culture, and everyday life in contemporary China. Anthropological areas of interest include medical anthropology; the anthropology of knowledge and of embodiment; science and technology studies; critical theory and cultural studies; and theories and practices of reading, writing, and translation. 

Special Lecture

Judith Farquhar conducts research on traditional medicines, popular culture, and everyday life in contemporary China. Anthropological areas of interest include medical anthropology; the anthropology of knowledge and of embodiment; science and technology studies; critical theory and cultural studies; and theories and practices of reading, writing, and translation. She is the author of Knowing Practice: The Clinical Encounter of Chinese Medicine (1994), Appetites: Food and Sex in Post-Socialist China (2002), and Ten Thousand Things: Nurturing Life in Contemporary Beijing (2012). Several of these books have been published in Chinese. She co-edited Beyond the Body Proper: Reading the Anthropology of Material Life (2007). Two more recent books are A Way of Life: Things, Thought, and Action in Chinese Medicine (2020) and Gathering Medicines: Nation and Knowledge in China’s Mountain South (2021).  She retired from the University of Chicago Department of Anthropology in 2019.

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Taewoo Kim

Moderator

Taewoo Kim, as a medical anthropologist, has studied concentrating on the topics such as the correlation between social culture and medical care, East Asian medical science, anthropology of the body, ontological turn, and so forth.

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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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Prapoj Petrakard

Dr. Prapoj Petrakard is advisor of Folk Healer Network Society and chairman of Federation of Traditional Thai Medicine of Thailand and chairman of Foundation for Children with Disability

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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Martín Andrade-Pérez

Martín Andrade-Pérez is a researcher at the Erigaie Foundation, a Colombian NGO accredited to provide services to the UNESCO Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage.  …

Martín Andrade-Pérez is a researcher at the Erigaie Foundation, a Colombian NGO accredited to provide services to the UNESCO Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. He has been working on ICH-related projects for more than 15 years, conducting community-based projects like safeguarding plans, nomination files and inventories. He has been and advisor of the Heritage Section of the Ministry of Culture of Colombia for the development of laws and policies for the safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (2007 – 2011) and a guest professor in several Masters in cultural heritage in Colombia. Recently, he represented the Erigaie Foundation at the Evaluation Body of the 2003 Convention (2019 – 2021) and he served as an instructor of the UNESCO Massive Online Open Course on Living Heritage and Sustainable Development. He is also a guest researcher at the Meertens Institute, in the Netherlands, and a member of the Steering Committee of the ICH NGO Forum.

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Rasha Barhoum

Rasha holds a Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology from the University of Damascus and a Master’s degree in Cultural Heritage Resources Management. She has participated in many research papers inside and outside Syria, and recently co-authored the Cultural Tourism publication as part of the Syrian Virtual University curriculum.

Rasha Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology from the University of Damascus and a Master’s degree in Cultural Heritage Resources Management. She has participated in many research papers inside and outside Syria, and recently co-authored the Cultural Tourism publication as part of the Syrian Virtual University curriculum.

Since 2017, she has worked in the Living Heritage program at the Syria Trust for Development- a Syrian NGO accredited by UNESCO, and worked on the project for the restoration of Aleppo Old City, and ICH safeguarding projects, including the nomination of ICH elements to UNESCO’s lists, such as the Damascene Rose and the Festival of the Cross in the Ancient City of Maaloula. Drawing on her field research on the life of Syrian’s rural communities during the war, she has extensively documented and inventoried Syria’s Intangible Cultural heritage.

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