5th Biennial Conference of ACHS: “Futures”

The Association of Studies on Critical Heritage (ACHS) is an international networking  that brings together people of  the interdisciplinary field of heritage studies (researchers, scholars and professionals ) who are interested in contributing to a critical  analysis of the role of heritage through a transdisciplinary and transversal reflection.
ACHS aims to promote and develop heritage studies as a social, cultural, economic, and political phenomenon and as an area of professional or governmental intervention from a perspective of sustainability, social and cultural equity.
During 2020,  from 26th to 30th of August, ACHS will hold its Fifth Biennial Conference in London, organized by the UCL Institute of Archaeology in association with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Heritage Priority Area.
The previous four conferences  held in  Sweden (Gothenburg2012), Australia (Canberra 2014), Canada (Montreal 2016) and China (Hangzhou 2018) reported a and a high level of participation and a contribution by numerous international delegates: thanks to the great success has been possible to establish networks and increase the interest for this topic.
Target  of this fifth conference is “Futures”  and  the aim is to trigger a serious and critically reflection on  the role of the future in heritage  to be conserved for present and future generations: or this purpose, participants will be invited to think expansively and creatively about the future of critical heritage studies.


Main sub-themes  identified:

  • Arts and Creative Practice
  • Future Policies and Politics of Heritage
  • Environmental Change and the Anthropocene
  • Digital Futures in and for Heritage
  • Folklore and Intangible Cultural Heritages
  • Heritage and Foodways
  • Conflict heritage and conflicted heritages
  • Urban heritage futures
  • Future Methods and Approaches to Critical Heritage Studies
  • Future Landscapes of Heritage
  • The Future Museum: Collections and Collecting
  • Heritage and time
  • The Futures of Heritage
  • Mobilities and Migration
  • Open Sub-theme: Open Sub-theme: intended for those who are not well represented in the other sub-themes but it is feel address the overall conference rationale

The Call for Participation is currently opened; the call for curated sessions, individual papers, posters, films and discussion panels is open and the deadline is the 15th of October.

Further informations at  https://achs2020london.com/

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