Community workshop meetings in Olinda

Work is proceeding on setting up the first of what will hopefully be a series of community workshop meetings in Olinda that will address what should become of the Horto d’El Rey. I’ve written about this garden previously, as well as what I hope my research will accomplish and how the overall community engagement and […]

Call for papers: Critical Heritage and Tourism

I ran across this session proposal as part of the Society for Applied Anthropology’s 76th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada , March 29–April 2, 2016. Normally, I’m only inclined to post calls here that intersect with practice, heritage studies, and the social sciences. This call seemed to lack an applied orientation until I […]

Call for abstracts: Rights-Based Approaches to Heritage Management: Possibilities and Limitations

[The following call for abstracts was received via e-mail from the organizer] Rights-Based Approaches to Heritage Management: Possibilities and Limitations Panel session proposal for the Association of Critical Heritage Studies Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 6-10th June 2016 Organizer: Bahar Aykan, Ph.D., Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey; Email […]

Bringing phenomenology to the people (but don’t call it that)

  The phenomenological approach is of particular relevance when dealing with the questions of significance for preservation. … If a historical place is such a phenomenon, then the term ‘significant’ should be used in preservation to describe places whose physical character and matrices of historical, mythical, and social associations can and do evoke experiences of […]

Call for abstracts: Using Applied Social Science Methodologies to Conserve the Historic Environment: Can Evidence Change Practice?

Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) intensive proposal for the EDRA47 conference on May 18, 2016 at the Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA Submission deadline has been extended to Wednesday, September 30 Organizers Dr. Jeremy Wells, Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation, Roger Williams University; Co-chair of the EDRA Historic Environment Knowledge Network; Dr. […]