International Conference on “Heritage Conservation Along Belt and Road Zones”


International Conference on Heritage Conservation along the Belt and Road Zones: Between Politics and Professionalism


You are cordially invited to attend the International Conference on “Heritage Conservation Along the Belt and Road Zones: Between Politics and Professionalism”, to be held on 23-24 October 2020. The conference is fully supported by a grant under the Inter-Institutional Development Scheme (IIDS) administered by the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Project No. IIDS14-H03-19).


The conference features two keynote speech sessions by distinguished scholars in heritage conservation – Prof Tim Winter (University of Western Australia) and Mr Tim Williams (University College London). In addition, there are 5 panel sessions (2 local panels on 23 October and 3 non-local panels on 24 October) bringing 17 scholars in the field to share their research on heritage conservation. The detailed programme can be found in the conference website.


The current plan is for local panels to be conducted in face-to-face mode with live broadcast while non-local panels on 24 Oct will be entirely conducted via ZOOM. If the Covid-19 pandemic situation remains under control, it may be possible for local participants to join face-to-face sessions on 23 Oct. Further details will be announced in due course.


If you are interested in this conference, please feel free to complete the registration form. The meeting code and password will be sent to you one day before the conference.



Conference Organizing Committee

Principal Investigator and Convenor: Dr Chan Chi Ming, Victor (HSUHK)
Co-Principal Investigator and Co-Convenor: Dr Yew Foong Hui (HKSYU)​
Co-Investigator and Member: Professor HUI Cheuk Kuen, Desmond (HSUHK)​
Co-Investigator and Member: Prof. Kazem Vafadari (Ritsumeikan APU, Japan)​


Keynote Speakers

Professor Tim Winter, School of Social Sciences, The University of Western Australia

Keynote Speech Topic: When Silk Road scholars and professionals meet, what do they talk about? Cosmopolitan histories in the age of Belt and Road


Mr Tim Williams, Reader in Silk Roads Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square, Institute of Archaeology, University College London

Keynote Speech Topic: Archaeological heritage management along the overland and maritime Silk Roads: ancient and modern