New book on sustaining support for Intangible Cultural Heritage co-edited by PhD student

Mariana Pinto Leitão Pereira, a PhD candidate in Archaeology at Clare Hall, has co-edited a new book titled Sustaining Support for Intangible Cultural Heritage. 

Published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, the book is framed within the Covid-19 pandemic and addresses the vulnerability and fragility of sustaining heritage in times of prolonged shock. It offers insights into the manifold ways heritage facilitators and practitioners deal and safeguard intangible heritage locally, and showcases the implications of ecological changes in relation to livelihoods, to the practice of heritage and education on sustainability. 

On Thursday 16 June 2022, from 5-6pm, the Cambridge Heritage Research Centre will be hosting a hybrid panel discussion to mark the publication of this book. The event will be held in the South Lecture Room in the Department of Archaeology and will also be streamed via Zoom. Two of the book's editors, Mariana and Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya, will discuss the themes arising from the contributions to this volume and what they might signal for the future of Intangible Cultural Heritage research.  

In-person attendance is open to all. If you wish to attend the event online, please register to receive details of how to do this via 

Mariana Pinto Leitão Pereira is a PhD Candidate at the Cambridge Heritage Research Centre at the University of Cambridge, researching how diaspora communities negotiate identity through cultural heritage. She worked as an archaeologist and heritage expert in Macau, and is a member of ICOMOS Portugal. 

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