5th Biennial Conference of ACHS: “Futures”

Share
ACHS2020
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/
 

Leave a Reply


Related Articles

Emotional experiences at the museum and heritage sites
EMOTIVE storytelling for cultural heritage, is an EU funded Horizon 2020 project which seeks to develop emotionally-resonant digital experiences for visitors at cultural heritage sites; the basic premise of the project is that cultural sites are highly emotional places.   From 2016 up to now, EMOTIVE project has researched, developed and evaluated methods and tools that can support the cultural and creative industries in creating narratives which draw on this power of "emotiv...
The art to connect people "The Chronicles of San Francisco"
With his digital mural “ The Chronicles of San Francisco” the French artist JR tryied to capture a whole city. The mural,107 feet long and 16 feet tall, is installed in a ground-floor gallery free to the public at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The experience of the previous murals has growed into the artist the need to include video and audio in the work, therefore, thanks to a meticulous organization, with a work of about two months (at the beginning of 2018), JR and his tea...
A new generation of professionals and Cultural Heritage Messengers
The European Young Heritage Professionals Forum was organized by UNESCO in partnership with the European Union within the joint project ‘2018 - European Year of Cultural Heritage: Engaging Youth for an Inclusive and Sustainable Europe’. It took place from 20 to 24 May 2019 in Zadar, Croatia, hosted by the Croatian Commission for UNESCO and the Croatian Ministry of Culture. The Forum is developed in close cooperation with the non-governmental organization Diadrasis. The aim of the Forum ...
First meeting of ECHOES cluster
The 20th of May , at the EU premises in Covent Garden 2, Brussels, the first meeting of the ECHOES cluster will be held under the auspices of the EU Commission. The mission of ECHOES (Enabling Cultural Heritage Oriented European Strategies, http://www.echc.eu)  is the enhancement of all actions addressed to the conservation and valorization of Cultural Heritage in all its forms and materials in order to strengthen and make sustainable the new conservation developments. Some of the main goa...