(In)visible Stories: An Investigation into the Status of ICH in Scotland

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The aim of this conference is to take a multi-disciplinary approach to the examination of ICH, with a particular focus on what it means within a Scottish context. ICH bridges studies of law, folklore, culture, health, education, history and heritage. It has significant international recognition but remains under scrutinised within a Scottish context. ICH has particular application in the Scottish circumstances of sub-state or stateless nationhood, especially through contemporary efforts to achieve greater levels of codification for objects, language and cultural practices. However, ICH also raises ambiguities over less tangible or unofficial elements of cultural heritage relating to the much vaunted social and political value placed on ‘authenticity’.
Period14 May 2018
Event typeConference
LocationAyr , United KingdomShow on map


  • multi-disciplinary
  • Heritage