The 3rd Annual Kurultai on the Endangered Cultural Heritage, 27-29 November 2020, Constanta, Romania - AKECH 2020

Call for Papers: The 3rd Annual Kurultai on the Endangered Cultural Heritage, 26-29 November 2020, Constanta, Romania - AKECH 2020

This year the Annual Kurultai of the Endangered Cultural Heritage – AKECH 2020, is keeping up with the front-line of COVID-19.

The conference includes plenary sessions, workshops, round-table discussions, and other events. Much of the program will be self-generated by the seminar organizers and paper submitters, faculty and/or graduate students who will propose seminars and papers via our web pages.

AKECH 2020 will be accompanied by The Festival of the Endangered Cultural Heritage – FECH 2020 which will take place between 27-29 November 2020. This year, FECH will exclusively feature free in live online events for any age – including shows, readings, recitals, workshops, masterclasses, musical performances and dance. FECH 2020 intends to be an opportunity for indigenous peoples to tell their myths, to show and explain their cultures, traditions and ecological knowledge. Most of the festival program will be self-generated by its participants. To make a proposal for the festival please contact the Secretariat at


Anticus Multicultural Association in conjunction with its partners.

Dates of the Conference

The conference will take place between November 26th and November 29nd, 2020.


Constanta, Romania. We are committed to assessing the situation and not canceling this conference. This year we are bringing in a hybrid event. The participants may choose either In-Person Presentation or Virtual Presentation. For Virtual Presentation type:

- After the positive notification of the submitted abstract, the presenter has to send PowerPoint slides of his/her article.

- After a positive review of the submitted PowerPoint slides, on the day of the conference, they will present their work through Zoom online video conferencing.

- The full article will be published and indexed in AKECH journal.


This year, we are calling for papers that examine any aspect of „Traditions under Quarantine: Traditional Ecological Knowledge.” The conference is dedicated to subjects relevant to the earth and environment traditions and culture. This event aims to promote interactions, to motivate discussions, and to encourage collaborations among the global community on resources in the past, present, and future. Information about ancient technologies in various civilizations, which enhances present sustainable practices, is crucial to develop present and future technologies.


The Kurultai is organized in the spirit of communion, as this is an imperative time for international scholars, independent researchers, artists, and activists to fear the potential disappearance of our individual cultures, languages, traditions, and memories and to engage in shared dialogues towards generating world-changing impact and a better future. We believe we can better understand the different habits of mind when we immerse ourselves into different perspectives and unique approaches. We imagine a rich future rooted in a better understanding of our intricate history and in a multitudinous cultural present.


At AKECH 2020, we agree that many problems affecting cultural heritage require insights and problem-solving skills from many disciplines, perspectives, and practices. We realize that no overall theme can really accommodate the great variety of interests around the issues relating to endangered cultural heritage.

Therefore, we invite contributions that address current cultural heritage issues from a great variety of disciplines in the arts, humanities, and sciences. We encourage adherents of environment, climate, literature, language, anthropology, psychology, history, biology, human geography, film studies, art, computer science, political science, physics, and all other areas of study, to feel welcome in attending this conference and even in submitting a seminar proposal or a paper.


While the plenary sessions will be held in English, panels can be held either in English, Romanian, or Tatar (or its related Central Asian languages).


We welcome proposals for (1) entire panels, (2) individual papers, and (3) poster presentations.

1. Organized panels

The Program Committee approves pre-arranged and open panels. Most papers are grouped into twelve-person panels that meet two hours per day for three days of the lecture to foster extended discussion. Some eight-person (or smaller) seminars meet just the first two days of the conference. Depending on space availability, we may also consider accepting a limited number of one-day seminars, especially if they are innovative either in presentation format or in terms of theme. The only restriction is that no panel may have more than 50% of graduate students, and none may have more than two participants from the same institution.

Please submit your abstract of no more than 500 words on our webpage at:

or send it by e-mail to Deadline: 31 July 2020

2. Individual papers

Papers will be allocated 15-20 minutes plus 5-10 minutes for questions. You can propose your paper to the panel which is the best fit for it or to an open panel.

Please submit your abstract of no more than 300 words on our webpage at:

or use our submission page on

or send it by e-mail to Deadline: 31 August 2020 extended to 30 September 2020.

3. Poster presentations

The conference provides facilities for poster presentations. Posters will be displayed during the works. Depending on the number of submissions accepted, a few poster-presentation sessions are planned as “guided tours.” Posters must present research projects and results and they should meet academic standards in both content and form. The presentation of the poster should not exceed 10 minutes.

Please submit your abstract of no more than 300 words on our webpage at:

or send it by e-mail to Deadline: 31 August 2020

Notification Due

All those invited to present will be informed by 1 September 2020. 1 October 2020.

Conference Proceedings

A condition of presentation at the conference is the submission of the final paper to be published in the conference proceedings. The deadline for the submission of the final paper is 30 September 2020 31 October 2020. 15 December 2020.

Travel Grants - Fully Virtual

Anticus Multicultural Association is offering a small number of travel grants (€ 100 each, which will not be issued before arrival) for those needing financial assistance. As a travel grant holder, your conference fee will be waived.

Please note that will have priority:

- disadvantaged background

- distance (EU staff and students are not eligible)

- seminar organizers

- biography and experience

Before applying for the grant please work on your proposal, submit and wait for the notification of acceptance.

Grant Application Form


The registration fee is € 135, payable after notification of acceptance. Deadline 30 September 2020.