The International Conference on “Intercultural and Interfaith Dialogue along the Ancient Silk Roads: Religious Influences on Cultural Heritage Sites” will be held in Hamedan, Iran from 27 to 29 September 2019. It is organized by UNESCO in collaboration with the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO, Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handcraft and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO), the Municipality of Hamedan, and the Iranian Research Center on the Silk Roads.
This conference aims to build a link between heritage of religious interest and the Silk Roads. It will bring together renowned experts to discuss and highlight how different faiths and beliefs influenced the cultural heritage sites along the ancient Silk Roads.
Moreover, an Expert Meeting on the "Religions and Spiritualities" theme of the UNESCO "Interactive Atlas of Cultural Interactions along the Silk Roads" will be organized prior to the Conference on 26 September 2019.
This meeting will gather some of the members of the scientific panel and authors of the above-mentioned theme of the Interactive Atlas, as well as some other experts, to discuss the development of this theme’s content.