CfP: Critical Heritage Studies in Canada: What Does Heritage Do?

Drawing on the debates of the June 2016 Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS) Conference in Montreal, this theme issue seeks contributions (articles and review essays) that reflect on the state(s) of heritage in Canada – both tangible and intangible – from critical perspectives. Contributions to this special issue will focus critically on ‘What Does Heritage Do?’ in Canada. What have been its limitations and what might be its possibilities? This special issue of JCS/REC also seeks to reflect upon, analyze, expand and critique critical heritage perspectives in Canada, asking what does and what can heritage in Canada do. We call on academics, cultural producers and heritage practitioners to contribute to critical heritage discussions in Canada through this special issue.


Authors must submit a 500-word abstract and 50-word bio to Susan Ashley at in English or French by December 22, 2016. Key for us will be how you conceptualize the word heritage in your proposals.

To read the full Call for Papers, please visit For further information, please contact JCS/REC Guest Editors, Susan Ashley ( or Andrea Terry (

For more information please download the attached:

English Version

French Version

Yujie Zhu