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Critical Conversations in Cultural Heritage

April 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm  |  University Center, UCSC


3rd Annual Research Conference

Free and Open to the Public
Advance Registration Required

Appeals to “heritage” have become increasingly common and visible in recent decades. Whether within the realms of the promotion and re-creation of history, claims to sovereignty, protection of landscapes and climate, or economic development, connection to the past is often utilized as a demonstration of legitimacy and authority. Making sense of these diverse appeals to heritage and the many ways that the past becomes meaningfully constituted in the present is a challenge. This is due both to the complexity of the issues as well as the fact that heritage scholars tend to be widely scattered between departments and disciplines. To address these challenges our conference at the University of California, Santa Cruz will bring together an interdisciplinary community of scholars to discuss current research and evaluate future directions for this rapidly growing, yet still decentralized, field of study.

Keynote Speaker

Jane Lydon, University of Western Australia


Jane Anderson, New York University

Sony Atalay, University of Massachusetts

Jon Daehnke, UC Santa Cruz

Robin Gray, UC Santa Cruz

Richard Leventhal, University of Pennsylvania

Amy Lonetree, UC Santa Cruz

Kathryn Lafrenz Samuels, University of Maryland

Tsim D. Schneider, UC Santa Cruz

Hegnar Watenpaugh, UC Davis

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April 14, 2017
9:00 am - 5:30 pm


University Center, UCSC
College Nine and College Ten
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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