A series of online debates led by students from the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, University of Birmingham, in collaboration with archaeology and heritage students from Universities and early career professionals across the world, it is designed to provide a forum to critically evaluate the state and role of UNESCO ahead of its 70th anniversary.

Every third Monday of the month between 16:00-17:00 GMT. Follow the debate on Twitter and join in using #OurUNESCO.

If you miss a debate, it will be summarised as a Storify here

Forthcoming Discussion topics:
July 20th 2015- 39th Session of the World Heritage Committee
August 17th 2015- World Heritage and Communities
September 21st 2015- Open Discussion

January 19th 2015- The World Heritage List

First debate with contributors from Birmingham, UK, Durham, UK, Germany, Mexico and The Netherlands. Significantly raised the profile of furnace Journal.

Debate summary : https://storify.com/furnacejournal/ourunesco-debate-19-01-2015

February 16th 2015- Intangible Heritage

Second debate with contributors from Birmingham, UK, Durham, UK, York, UK, Canada, India, Mexico, Spain and The Netherlands.

Debate summary: https://storify.com/furnacejournal/16-02-2015

March 16th 2015- UNESCO: The Institution

Third debate with contributors from Birmingham, UK, Bristol/Glasgow, England, UK, Germany and Spain.

Debate summary: https://storify.com/furnacejournal/ourunesco-debate-16-03-2015

April 20th 2015- World Heritage and Tourism


May 18th 2015- World Heritage Education

With contributors from Birmingham, Cornwall, Devon, South Wales, the Giant’s Causeway and Panama!


June 15th 2015- World Heritage and Industrial Heritage



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