UCL Centre for Critical Heritage Studies to host Association of Critical Heritage Studies 2020 Biennial International Conference
22 June 2016
The UCL Centre for Critical Heritage Studies has been selected to host the Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS) Biennial International Conference in 2020.
Rodney Harrison, outgoing Vice President of the Association and a founding member of the steering group which established ACHS with its first conference in Gothenburg in 2012, will act as conference chair. The conference will be hosted in collaboration with the British Museum’s Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas.
The announcement was made at the closing dinner of this year’s Biennial International Conference held recently in Montreal and hosted by the Canada Research Chair in Urban Heritage of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) School of Management, in collaboration with Concordia University. Members of the UCL Centre for Critical Heritage Studies and the Heritage Studies Section at the UCL Institute of Archaeology were well represented at the conference, which attracted around 700 delegates.
ACHS is a network of scholars and researchers working in the broad and interdisciplinary field of heritage studies. Its primary aim is to promote heritage as an area of critical enquiry. The biennial ACHS Conference is the major event of the Association and brings together hundreds of heritage scholars and professionals from around the globe.