Under "Oral traditions and expressions" Authors may present research work on language and communication, mainly if considered as means to express or transmit intangible cultural heritage.
02- Performing arts
"Performing arts" will accommodate all contributions on music (instrumental and human voice), dance and theatre in their traditional, classical, ethnographic, or other forms.
03- Social practices
The topic of "Social practices" will include all forms of social intercourse, corresponding to day-to-day life activities, rituals (religious or non-religious) and festive events that mark the way of life of a certain human group; under this topic gastronomy will also have
04- Traditional craftsmanship
"Traditional craftsmanship" will gather contributions on various forms of material production, having in mind that all material culture has an intangible meaning and that the "know-how" is it-self intrinsically intangible.
05- Management and promotion of Intangible Cultural Heritage
Under "Management and promotion of intangible cultural heritage" Authors are invited to share their experience and research related to the actual management and promotion of ICH elements, such as evidence and documentation.
06- Intangible Cultural Heritage and education
"Intangible cultural heritage and education" is previewed to add substantial value to the discussion of educational opportunities for ICH elements, to report on experiences and field work relating ICH elements and national curricula and to present theoretical work and research that relates ICH and educational aims and goals.
07- Musealization of Intangible Cultural Heritage
The topic "Musealization of intangible cultural heritage" intends to open the discussion on how, when and where ICH elements are to me "musealized". Objectives and means of such actions and correspondent results are also under analysis. Furthermore, it intends to promote the discussion on the possibility (or not) of "freezing" an ICH element within the boundaries of musealization.
08- Special Chapter: Maritime Intangible Cultural Heritage
Under this special chapter all contributions on ICH related to maritime activities are welcome. From the know-how of building a traditional boat to the fisheries and related knowledge, from the arts of sailing to the shore activities, all research connecting ICH to maritime heritage will be welcome. This special chapter has a particular meaning in Sharing Cultures 2013 as the Venue is Aveiro, a city with deep-routed connections to the ocean. From a distant past up to the present Aveiro is a Sea city both economically, socially and culturally.