Forthcoming Events

For details of our future meetings, with dates for the event itself and for the Call for Papers, please return to the Welcome page. Events organised by TheoPhilos are open to everyone interested in the topic, whether to attend or to propose a paper.

Members will be automatically notified of forthcoming events. If you are not a member and are interested in an event please register as a Correspondent (by sending an email to theophilos[at]; this will mean you will be included in email notifications for that and other events.

Sala Kommech, Palazzo Coppini, Florence

Past Events

Since its foundation in 2005, TheoPhilos has organised more than 20 Scientific Conferences:

23. Venice at 60: Doctrinal Documents in the Protection of Cultural Heritage. March 7–8 2024, Florence (Italy) – download the CONFERENCE PROGRAMME and CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS.

22. Public Spaces in Historic Cities – Conservation Principles and Good Practices. March 9-10 2023, Florence (Italy) – download the CONFERENCE PROGRAMME and CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS.

21. Accessibility of Cultural Heritage – Inclusiveness and Constraints in Conservation. Florence (Italy), 11–12 April, 2022 – download the CONFERENCE PROGRAMME.

20. Doctrinal Texts – Achievements, Importance and Future in the Protection of Heritage. Florence (Italy), 13–14 September, 2021 – download the CONFERENCE PROGRAMME.

19. Indigenous Cultural Heritage. Vancouver (Canada), 13–15 November 2019 – download the CONFERENCE PROGRAMME.

18. Religious and Pilgrimage Sites – Conservation Challenges. Florence (Italy), 28 February – 1 March 2019 – download the CONFERENCE PROGRAMME.

17. Historic Ruins – Protection, Management, Use. Krakow (Poland), November 2018

16. Conservation Ethics Today: Are our Conservation-Restoration Theories and Practice Ready for the 21st Century? Florence (Italy), 1-3 March 2018 – download the CONFERENCE PROGRAMME.

15. Place of Memory – Protection, Conservation, Interpretation. Florence (Italy), 8–10 March 2017– download the CONFERENCE PROGRAMME.

14. Modern Heritage – Identifying, Assessing and Managing its Protection and Conservation. Florence (Italy), 10–13 March 2016 – download the CONFERENCE PROGRAMME.

13. Conserving Living Urban Heritage: Theoretical Considerations of Continuity and Change. Bengaluru, India, 26–28 November 2015 – download the CONFERENCE PROGRAMME.

12. Heritage in Transformation: Cultural Heritage Protection in XXI Century – Problems, Challenges, Predictions. Warsaw (Poland), 22-24 June 2015 

11. How to Assess Built Heritage? Assumptions, Methodologies, Examples of Heritage Valorization Systems. Florence (Italy), March 5-8, 2015 – download the CONFERENCE PROGRAMME.

10. Heritage Trends in the Mirror of Social Change. Conservation Reality – 50 Years after Venice Charter. Riga (Latvia), 8–10 May 2014 – download the CONFERENCE PROGRAMME.

9. The Unnoticed Fading of the Past in the Light of Contemporary Heritage Trends. The Dilemma of HUL. Florence (Italy), March 2014

8. The HUL Challenge. Re-assessing the Values of the Past in the Light of Contemporary Trends. Florence (Italy), 8–9 March 2013 – download the CONFERENCE PROGRAMME.

7. Heritage under Pressure – Perspectives of HUL. Baku (Azerbaijan), 26–28 April 2012 – download the CONFERENCE PROGRAMME.

6. Paradigm Shift in Heritage Protection? Tolerance for Change, Limits of Change. Florence (Italy), 3–6 March 2011 – download the CONFERENCE PROGRAMME.

5. Conservation Turn – Return to Conservation: Challenges and Chances in a Changing World. Prague and C. Krumlov (Czech Republic), 5–9 May 2010 – download the CONFERENCE PROGRAMME.

4. The Image of Heritage – Changing Perception, Permanent Responsibilities. Florence (Italy), 6–8 March 2009 – download the CONFERENCE PROGRAMME.

3. Conservation and Preservation – Interactions between Theory and Practice. In memoriam Alois Riegl (1858-1905). Vienna (Austria), May 2008

2. Values and Criteria in Heritage Conservation. Florence (Italy), 2–4 March 2007 – download the CONFERENCE PROGRAMME.

1. Cultural Heritage in the 21st Century – Opportunities and Challenges. Krakow (Poland), May 2006