Since the adoption of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2003, a growing body of research has been undertaken on its origins, purposes, uses, implementation and impacts. While some of this research is well known and widely disseminated, a considerable portion of it remains difficult to locate.
The Secretariat has launched an interactive bibliography of research references related to the Convention. Hosted by UNESCO and led by independent researchers, this project intends to enhance the dissemination of ICH-related research for all stakeholders involved in the implementation of the 2003 Convention (States Parties, communities, civil society, practitioners and others) and to foster better communication among researchers working in the field of intangible cultural heritage.
I would like to thank the editorial group of researchers who initiated this project and who coordinate this bibliography, namely Chiara Bortolotto, Harriet Deacon, Cristina Amescua and Misako Ohnuki (you may contact them through this address: Coordinators-ICHCRB@lists.unesco.org).
I invite you to search the 1000 references that the bibliography already contains by theme, geographic areas or language. As key actors of the implementation of the Convention, I also invite you to contribute to this work by suggesting the addition of new references directly online.
Secretary, Convention for the Safeguarding of
the Intangible Cultural Heritage
Chief, Living Heritage Entity