Disciplines talking to each other
The Fondation des Sciences du Patrimoines, the Institut Français Italia, the Istituto di Scienze del Patrimonio Culturale del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche and the French Embassy in Italy organize a workshop online which is part of the Franco-Italian bilateral cooperation on heritage science based on the recognized excellence of the two countries on several long-term joint research initiatives. Italy will host the statutory headquarters of the European Infrastructure for Heritage Science (E-RIHS) which is in the process of forming a consortium, for a European research infrastructure ERIC, by 2023. France leads the Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPI CH) and the project that will lead to the creation of an Alliance for Research on Cultural Heritage in Europe (ARCHE).
The workshop aims to bring together even more Italian and French researchers working in the field of heritage sciences on the urgent topic of climate change, the impact it has on cultural heritage and how cultural heritage can be a driver of resilience, a capital of knowledge and a source of creativity and innovation for the ecological transition.
The bilateral meeting will be the first in a series and will start the discussion from the White Paper. Cultural Heritage and Climate Change: New challenges and perspectives for research present a certain number of priorities and research perspectives and propose a list of instruments to be put in place to support the development of this scientific field and the activities of organizations engaged in climate action.