Call for posters: Latin@s in Heritage Conservation, Encuentro 2018, Providence, RI

I received the text, below, from one of the conference organizers. Call for Posters Encuentro 2018 Latin@s in Heritage Conservation April 26 to 28,  Roger Williams University, Providence, Rhode Island (USA) Encuentro 2018 is a convening to exchange ideas with fellow practitioners and advocates for Latin@ historic preservation. Latin@s in Heritage Conservation invites proposals for […]

Recognizing research excellence in practice-based environmental design: Applications for EDRA CORE open Dec. 1

The Environmental Design Research Association’s (EDRA’s) Certificate of Research Excellence (CORE) program offers professional certification for exceptional, rigorous, and impactful practice-based environmental design research studies.If you have conducted rigorous environmental design research that has value to the design or conservation industries and/or project stakeholders, submit your study for CORE certification. Applications will be accepted December 1, 2017 through January 15, 2018. There are no disciplinary […]

Call for abstracts: IASTE 2018: The Politics of Tradition (November 6, 2017 deadline)

I received the text, below, from one of the conference organizers. IASTE 2018: The Politics of Tradition THE SIXTEENTH CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF TRADITIONAL ENVIRONMENTS (IASTE) October 4 – 7,  2018, Coimbra, Portugal “The Politics of Tradition” is the theme of the sixteenth conference of the International Association for the Study […]

EDRA49 Call for Proposals — preservation/conservation and social equity (Dec 1, 2017 deadline)

I am the Chair of the non-profit organization that is hosting this conference and highly encourage submissions that address moving “conservation equity” beyond natural environments into cultural ones. EDRA conferences have always included historic preservation/built heritage/cultural landscape content that focuses on the relationship between people and place and offer one of the only venues to […]

Conference: Connecting (to) Heritage Studies in the U.S.

I am on the organizing committee for this conference and have copied relevant details from the web site, below. There is no charge for attendance/participation. Connecting (to) Heritage Studies in the U.S. Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR, 15-18 June, 2017 Keynote speaker: Professor Laurajane Smith, Head, School of Archaeology and Anthropology, Director, Centre for Heritage […]

Comment on NR Bulletin update

The National Park Service has requested public comments on a proposed update to the “National Register Bulletin: How to Prepare National Historic Landmark Nominations.” (Deadline of May 1, 2017.) I am sharing the comment that I left, which focuses on the need to update the bulletin to move beyond narrow 1950s era thinking about the […]

New publication: “Are We ‘Ensnared in the System of Heritage’ Because We Don’t Want to Escape?”

Jeremy C. Wells. (2017). Are We ‘Ensnared in the System of Heritage’ Because We Don’t Want to Escape? Archaeologies: Journal of the World Archaeological Congress. DOI 10.1007/s11759-017-9316-8 ABSTRACT This paper explores why heritage practitioners continue to embrace the objective security of positivism, building on Sharon Veale’s (cited in Sullivan 2015:114) observation that we are ‘”ensnared […]

“How Are Old Places Different from New Places? A Psychological Investigation of the Correlation between Patina, Spontaneous Fantasies, and Place Attachment”

The International Journal of Heritage Studies just published my article on “How Are Old Places Different from New Places? A Psychological Investigation of the Correlation between Patina, Spontaneous Fantasies, and Place Attachment.” This is an example of the kind of research that I’m hoping more environmental psychologists will have an interest in exploring. We need […]