Throwback on the “Intangible Cultural Heritage in Pays de Béarn” winter school

Winter school participants group photo
Winter school participants group photo

By laetitia.mathieu@univ-pau.fr

The “Intangible Cultural Heritage in Pays de Béarn” winter school took place in Pau from November 8 to 12, 2021. Its objectives were achieved, since it was attended by approximately twenty undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as researchers in the field of intangible cultural heritage. Five of the six universities of the UNITA alliance were represented: Timisoara, Turin, Zaragoza, Beira and Pau.

 

ICH winter school throwback video

 

The participants were able to compare their methodologies and assess them by reference to international guidelines, in consultation with Mrs. Ohinata, Head of the Implementation Unit of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Safeguarding Convention at UNESCO. Within the methodological framework of the “recherche-action”, the participants, divided into small groups, engaged in some field work with cultural actors from the Pays de Béarn and particularly from the association “Carnival Pantalonada” (e.g. oral survey, photographic reportage and video recording). The success of this thematic school was not only due to the quality of the interventions, but it was also apparent when participants handled the methodological tools of the field survey and dived into the living culture heritage of Bearn carnival.

 

Round table
Round table

 

Short-version video