Inheriting the City: Advancing Understandings of Urban Heritage

I received the text, below, from the conference organizers, which has been copied verbatim. Inheriting the City: Advancing Understandings of Urban Heritage 31 March – 4 April, 2016 Taipei, Taiwan Call for papers: 30 November 2015 In the context of rapid cultural and economic globalisation, over half of the World’s population now live in […]

Food and drink in Brazil

First, I want to make a disclaimer: my food and beverage preferences are decidedly odd in most cultural contexts, including the dominant food culture in the United States. I am most accurately described as a vegetarian, but I do eat seafood – perhaps a “pescetarian” is a more accurate description. I also have a lifelong […]

Why the public doesn’t like historic preservation commissions

  [O]pponents [of the creation of a new historic district] became increasingly vocal, warning that landmark status would … subject residents to ‘the preservation police.’”–Ellen Barry (2007) Those of us who have worked as staff supporting historic preservation commissions have certainly had the pejorative term of “preservation police” hurled at us by members of the […]

EDRA47 conference proposals submission deadline extended

[I received this announcement of the extension on the deadline for submissions to the EDRA47 conference. If you work in the historic environment in some way, consider submitting a proposal under one of the categories, below. There is a separate track in the conference for work that addresses historic preservation/the historic environment.] October 2, 2015 […]

Call for session papers: Association of Critical Heritage Studies

The Association of Critical Heritage Studies is looking for paper submissions for the following open sessions at their conference in Montreal, Canada, 6-10th of June, 2016: BETWEEN THE GLOBAL AND THE LOCAL I : HERITAGE POLICIES (HERITAGE CHANGES THE POLICIES) BETWEEN THE GLOBAL AND THE LOCAL II : POST-COLONIAL HERITAGE, HERITAGE AND MOBILITY (HERITAGE CHANGES […]