202206jun11:59 pmCall for Papers: Belize KULCHA Symposium Event Organized ByHeritage Education Network Belize

Event Details

It’s happening! Heritage Education Network Belize is planning our second annual Belize KULCHA Symposium to be held virtually from October 5th-7th, 2022. We would like to invite you and your colleagues to submit an abstract to present on community issues and innovative practices relating to or applicable to Belize and its cultural or natural resources and heritage before 6 June. Click here to learn more.

KULCHA stands for ‘Keeping Up with Language, Culture, Heritage and the Arts, which means that we welcome a wide variety of presentations relating to 1) language, literature, and poetry, 2) culture and cultural heritage (tangible and intangible), archaeology, anthropology,  3) heritage and history (including natural heritage), and 4) fine and creative arts in Belize.

In particular, and in light of our nomination of Lamanai and its cultural landscape to the WMF Watch, we would also like to feature community, historical, and anthropological research surrounding Lamanai, Indian Church, and associated entities

Who is it for?

This conference is for everyone and the participation of young academics, citizen researchers, activists, artists and indigenous or community representatives is highly encouraged! We welcome academic topics as well as case studies by individuals who are not in academia, as long as their presentation is related to areas of culture and heritage in Belize.


October 5-7th, 2022


June 6th – Abstracts due

June 27th – Selections and schedules finalized

September 12th – Pre-recorded presentation due

October 5-7th – Belize KULCHA Symposium

About Belize KULCHA Symposium

In light of the many disruptions caused by COVID-19, the first Belize KULCHA Symposium was held online from September 1st to 3rd, 2021, to create a virtual space for scholars and interested persons to present their ideas for lay and academic audiences, alike. Through the symposium, we hope to encourage interdisciplinary and intercultural dialogue in the fields of culture and heritage on a publicly and perpetually accessible platform.

Participation of young researchers and activists is highly encouraged. We welcome presentations and case studies in Language, Culture, Heritage, Archaeology, Anthropology and the Arts from any discipline related to Belizean culture. In our view, all disciplines relate to these themes!


(Monday) 11:59 pm