Speakers, workshops and visits during the ASCE conference in Ghent.

Wednesday October 2, 2019

16.00-19.00 h: Early birds hospitality tour in the city centre of Ghent and welcome drink - for members of ASCE
A guide will take you on a tour through Ghent

Thursday October 3, 2019


  • 08.30-09.00 h: Registration for members of ASCE
  • 09.00-10.15 h: AGM formal part for ASCE members (elections, final report, ...)
  • 10.00-10.30 h: Registration for participants (non-members) of the conference
  • 10.30-11.30 h: Welcome by ASCE and presentation of ASCE-projects
  • 11.30-13.00 h: Plenaries A – Use: management in perspective 

    -Michael Albrecht (D): Environmental management system for cemeteries
    -Hendrik De Bouvre (B): Increased value of cemeteries
    -Ioanna Paraskevopoulou (co-author Evangelia Georgitsoyanni) (GR): Grave matters: uses and abuses in the third cemetery of Athens

  • 13.00-14.00 h: Lunch at conference location and poster session
  • 14.00-18.00 h: Trip to cemetery of Laeken, Brussels, by bus
    The Laeken Cemetery & The Salu Workshop: a unique bond between movable and immovable funerary heritage
  • 20.00-23.00 h: Dinner at Pand - for members of ASCE
    Onderbergen 1, 9000 Gent

Friday October 4, 2019


  • 9.00-12.00 h: Visits by bus to two cemeteries of Ghent
    You have to make a choice between:
    - West Cemetery – theme: Values and stakeholders, a basis for future planning
    - Cemetery of Sint-Amandsberg – theme: Restoration, education and community involvement on historic cemeteries
  • 12.00-13.00 h: Lunch at conference location and poster session
  • 13.00-18.00 h: Plenaries B – Putting value assessments and social desires into practice

Session 1 - Reuse, heritage versus future use 

-Nandy Dolman / Marc De Bie (B): Back to Nature and Connected Through Ages? Researching Perspectives fort Future Natural Burial Grounds near Archaeological Burial Mounds in Flanders, Belgium
-Hans Druart (B): Dialogue between history and design in the upgrading of protected cemeteries in Flanders
-Ian Dungavell (UK): Can’t see the wood for the trees? Funerary heritage in a working cemetery

​Session 2 - Shared use: crossing the line? 

-Francisco Queiroz (P): Back to the living: the reuse(s) of significant cemeteries from a Portuguese Perspective
-Pavel Grabalov (NO): Urban cemeteries as public spaces: comparison of the Norwegian and  Russian case     studies
-Janine Marriott (UK): Entertaining the Living amongst the Dead
-Giovanna Colace (I): Giving words to the silence of death


  • 18.00-19.00 h: Farewell drink

Saturday October 5, 2019

9.00-13.30 h: Optional visit to Tyne Cot cemetery at Zonnebeke - for members of ASCE