The Centre of Heritage and Museum Studies, The Australian National University, will be hosting the second Association of Critical Heritage Studies bi-annual conference. Over 300 papers, performances and roundtable discussions will be presented by scholars from around the world, exploring cutting edge research and innovative thinking in heritage and museum studies, and public history and memory studies. There is a strong focus on Asia in the papers being presented, and a significant contribution of papers on Intangible Cultural Heritage, as well as issues of multiculturalism, migration and diaspora. Conference themes include:

  • Critical approaches to heritage in Asia
  • Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH)
  • Multiculturalism, migration and diaspora
  • Conflict and destruction
  • Memory, heritage and museums
  • Human rights and ethics
  • Affect and emotion
  • Urbanism, materiality and heritage
  • Digital heritage and social media
  • Class and heritage
  • Theorising cultural heritage studies
  • Communities, museum and heritage
  • Critical heritage and critical tourism studies
  • Authenticity, aesthetics and value
  • Pedagogy of Critical Heritage Studies

Venue: Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Organising committee: Laurajane Smith; Gary Campbell;  Tracy Ireland; Yujie Zhu; Kynan Gentry; John Giblin; Amy Clark (Australian Chapter); Michelle Stefano (US Chapter); Trudie Walters (New Zealand)

To view the ACHS Canberra 2014 Conference timetable and abstracts, please download the attached file.