Some of our previous Chapter-run events include:


  • Heritage and the Visual Archive

April 27th, 2018

Rutgers University



  • October: U.S. Chapter. The session, The Contributions of Public Folklore Theory and Practice to the Movement for a More Critical Heritage Studies, was held at the Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society (Long Beach, California).


  • February: Australia/New Zealand Chapter. The Australia/New Zealand Chapter of ACHS held an informal meet-up in Melbourne for any interested Members and others of related disciplines/research backgrounds. This was an opportunity for everyone to network in a casual setting, sharing details on individual research projects and interests, discussing future directions for critical heritage studies, and generally getting to know other members of the Association. A wide range of people attended, including postgraduate students from several universities, heritage consultants and practitioners, early career researchers and established critical heritage studies academics.



  • February: U.S. Chapter. The panel, The Politics of Heritage: Who is Involved, Who Gains, and Who Loses? was organised as part of the Dresher Center for the Humanities Humanities Forum at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).


  • November: U.S. Chapter. The roundtable, Critical Heritage Studies and Anthropology: An International Conversation, was held at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (Chicago, Illinois).


  • October: U.S. Chapter. The session, Connecting Public Folklore to Critical Heritage Studies: Ideas, Issues and Challenges of Heritage-related Work and Cultural Sustainability in the U.S., was held at the Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society (Providence, Rhode Island).


  • September: Australia/New Zealand Chapter. The one-day workshop, Heritage, Culture and Rights: Challenging Discourses, was organised by the Australian Human Rights Centre (University of New South Wales) in association with the Australian National Commission for UNESCO and ACHS. The workshop brought together expert scholars, policy advisers and practitioners in the heritage and cultural studies fields to examine the role of human rights in promoting and safeguarding heritage. It critically explored the connection between heritage, culture and rights and investigated whether and how rights may be a useful mechanism in securing recognition and protection of cultural heritage.



  • February: U.S. Chapter. The US Chapter of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS-US) was launched at a meeting hosted by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, in Washington, DC. Drawing inspiration from the recently-established and internationally-growing ACHS, this launch meeting sought to uncover the shape in which a US Chapter can take, as well as key aims that can help guide it forward. Click here for more information about this event.