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.
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.
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.