Update on Kyoto

We’re getting close to final preparations for the NATHIST portion of the Kyoto conference. Here are some things you should see.

In case you missed it, here is the invitation communication (English version) of the invitation from the President, Suay Aksoy.

Invitation to the 34th Ordinary General Assembly
Dear ICOM members,

I am pleased to invite you to the 34th Ordinary General Assembly (GA), which will take place on 7 September 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (local time), in the Main Hall of the Kyoto International Conference Center (Kyoto ICC) in Kyoto, Japan.
In order to see the invitation letter please click Item0_2019_Invitation_Agenda_34GA_EN.

You are also kindly invited to consult the ICOM membership space on the ICOM website where all the working documents and annexes related to this meeting will be posted in due course. As usual, a paper copy of the working documents will be distributed on 7 September 2019, starting at 8:30 a.m.

I look forward to welcoming you in Kyoto.

With best wishes,

Suay Aksoy
President of ICOM

ICOM NATHIST Session Program

This program is complete except for the Session Chairs (in Japanese “session combiners”). These have been identified but yet to be assigned to session. If you are a speaker, please check the final document (at the conference) and contact your Session Chair before your session, to confirm that you know where you are supposed to be and that you have handed in your presentation materials.

Download the draft session program here: NATHIST2019Programme(20190725)

ICOM NATHIST Key Note Speakers biographies and abstracts

This year we are very fortunate to have eight excellent keynote speakers at the conference, demonstrating the importance of this conference and resonance of the topics that NATHIST has presented. Click the links below to see their biographies and a brief abstract of their talks.

Offsite meeting in Osaka


Our offsite meeting will be in Osaka. It is necessary to register for this meeting separately. This is an excellent destination for us, as it houses an important natural history museum, which will be our host for this part of the conference. You can download the information within the following document: Outline of NATHIST offsite(20190725) FINAL

At this meeting, we will have a meeting of the Anthropocene Working Group, led by Dr. Nicolas Kramar. To find out more about the group, follow this link.