International Forum Caves As Objects Of History And Culture

Divnogorye, Voronezh, Russia 19-22 April 2016


Aim of the forum is to exchange the experience in the field of research and protection of underground objects: natural caves, underground architectural constructions, old mines.


  • Caves associated with historical events
  • Artificial caves as objects of cultural heritage (underground architectural constructions, old mines)
  • Rock painting  and cave graffiti
  • Sacred complexes in natural and artificial caves (Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, pagan and so on)
  • The idea of underground space in the culture of different nations, its value and mythologization underground space in ancient literature (up to and including the XVIII century)
  • Historical city and military underground constructions
  • Problems of protection of caves and related applied research
  • Musefication of caves: technical, ethical and legal aspects


20 of October 2015 – deadline for registration for participation in Forum

20 of December 2015– deadline for payment of the Registration fee for participants who will publish articles

20 of December 2015 – Article deadline

1 of February 2016– publication of the Second Circular

20 of March 2016 – deadline for registration on individual excursions (detailed information will be published in the second Circular)

16-17 of April 2016 – individual excursions

19-22 of April 2016 – Forum

23-24 of April 2016 – individual excursions


For correspondence and applications please use the following address Kondrateva Sofia (executive secretary) –

Tel. +79036518872

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