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Global Excellence in Interpretation Free Webinar Series – Interpret Europe

April 8 @ 2:00 am - 3:00 am AEST


It is the dreadful fate of humanistic education: As soon as violence starts, it is too late. What could heritage interpretation do to defuse potential conflicts, from small to large scale? What are the key concepts to consider? And what does this mean for interpretive training? In search of answers, former IE Managing Director Thorsten Ludwig will trace the evolution of Interpret Europe over the past five years, from its conference, ‘Heritage interpretation – for the future of Europe’, through the EU award-winning initiative, ‘Engaging citizens with Europe’s cultural heritage’, to the recent collaboration with UNESCO on ‘value-based heritage interpretation’. It is time to think about the further development of the interpretive profession.

Featured presenter, Thorsten Ludwig (MSc Interpretation: Management and Practice) studied archaeology and worked at a German national park until 1993 when he founded Bildungswerk interpretation as his own consultancy. From 2015 to 2021, he was Managing Director of Interpret Europe.  

While interpreters have shifted to digital communication through online webinars and meetings, interpreters’ professional associations around the world have increased their activity, developing and providing online services to members, including training, conferences, one-off events, and more. This accelerated trend has given us an opportunity to share good practices more widely across the world, with interpreters from different countries and indeed different continents joining events of interest to them. This series will develop a pilot international webinar series under the Global Alliance for Heritage Interpretation banner.

This yearlong series of webinars hosted by seven interpretation organizations around the world is free to all interpreters, regardless of membership or affiliation with any of the sponsor organizations! English-Spanish live translation will be available.

Webinars will be hosted by the Association for Heritage Interpretation, InterpatMX (Mexico), Interpretation Australia, Interpretation Canada, Interpret Europe, Interpretation Network New Zealand, and the National Association for Interpretation on the following dates in 2022:

February 24: NAI – View recording here
April 7: Interpret Europe REGISTER HERE
May 19: Interpretation Canada
June 30: Association for Heritage Interpretation
August 11: InterPatMX
September 22: Interpretation Australia
November 10: TBD
December 15: TBD



April 8
2:00 am - 3:00 am AEST
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