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Co-sponsored by the U.S. Chapter of the ACHS, Connecting (to) Heritage Studies in the U.S. is free and open to all and will be held June 15-18th at Arkansas State University (Jonesboro). The meeting seeks to further develop an interdisciplinary community in the U.S. that is interested and/or already involved in cultural heritage-related work. The meeting will convene scholars, professionals, and students from a diversity of fields, disciplines, and sectors around the concept and uses of ‘cultural heritage’ and potential connections that can be made to its related field, heritage studies, the thriving international heritage discourse, and to each other. Meeting participants will give presentations and foster discussions on such themes as: Connecting to Heritage Studies: Theory and Practice, convening scholars and practitioners in anthropology, applied anthropology, archaeology, folklore and public folklore, ethnomusicology, museum studies, library studies, cultural policy, public health, and environmental studies, among others; Heritage Studies and University Programs; Universities and Community Partnerships; Heritage and Media; and Intangible Cultural Heritage.
There really has been no meeting such as this in the U.S. and it’s about time to bring our wide ranging disciplinary theories/methodologies together under the theme of cultural heritage/heritage studies and see what connections can be made, if it’s a valuable tool for greater interdisciplinarity, and for increasing our contributions to the ever-growing global discourse.
Keynote: Professor Laurajane Smith, Head, School of Archaeology and Anthropology, Director, Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies, Australian National University; Editor in Chief, International Journal of Heritage Studies; co-founder of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies; author of Uses of Heritage (Routledge, 2006), among other books.
FRIDAY JUNE 16: Carl R. Reng Student Union, Mockingbird Room (3rd floor)
8:45 A.M. Coffee and pastries
|9:00 A.M. WELCOME – Michelle Stefano, American Folklife Center / ACHS-US|
|ROUNDTABLE ONE: CONNECTING TO HERITAGE STUDIES: THEORY AND PRACTICE / 10:00 – 12:00 P.M.|
|HISTORY/ PUBLIC HISTORY, MUSEUM STUDIES, HISTORIC PRESERVATION||With: ERIK GILBERT, Arkansas State University, CHRISTINA KREPS, University of Denver, JEREMY WELLS, University of Maryland, College Park, ANDREA ROBERTS, University of Texas at Austin, BETSY BRADLEY, Goucher College|
|LUNCH 12 – 1:15|
|ROUNDTABLE TWO: CONNECTING TO HERITAGE STUDIES: THEORY AND PRACTICE / 1:30 – 3:30 P.M.|
|ANTHROPOLOGY, PUBLIC FOLKLORE/ ETHNOMUSICOLOGY, ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, ECOFEMINISM/LITERARY CRITICISM||With: MARIBEL ALVAREZ, University of Arizona/The Southwest Folklife Alliance, JOHN FENN, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, TOM WALKER, Goucher College, BRYAN MOORE, Arkansas State University|
|ROUNDTABLE THREE: CULTURAL HERITAGE AND MEDIA/ 3:45 – 5:15 P.M.|
|ARCHIVES, LIBRARY SCIENCES, DIGITAL HERITAGE||
With: JEROME MCDONOUGH, U of Illinois, GABRIEL TAIT, A-State, NATALIE UNDERBERG-GOODE, University of Central Florida, CRYSTAL SHURLEY and MARY DUNN, Arkansas State Archives, SHANNON LAUSCH, University of Arkansas, Little Rock
7:00 p.m. reception at the home of Heritage Studies Doctoral Program Director, Lauri Umansky & Peter Onek
SATURDAY JUNE 17: Carl R. Reng Student Union, Mockingbird Room (3rd floor)
|SESSION ONE: HERITAGE DESIGNATION, REGULATION, AND NEGOTIATION / 9:00 – 10:20 A.M.|
|RODRIGO CHOCANO, Indiana University Bloomington||Intangible heritage, tangible struggle: Participation practices, attributes and agendas in a Peruvian music festival|
|CHELLE HAYNES, University of Oregon||The fortune and glory of the San José: Whose treasure is it? Exploring legal ownership and considerations for the future of Colombian submerged patrimony|
|JEREMY WELLS, University of Maryland, College Park||Mixing Oil and Water: Ontological, Epistemological, Legal, and Educational Barriers to Emancipating Heritage|
|SESSION TWO: COMMUNITY-BASED HERITAGE WORK
10:40 – 12:00 P.M. / Chair: John Fenn, American Folklife Center
|RICHARD VIDUTIS, Recordations, LLC
|Missed Opportunities-The Absence of Ethnography in America’s Cultural Heritage Programs|
|WILLIAM NITZKY, California State University, Chico||Reflections on Participation and Pedagogy in the Museum: Hmong Community Heritage on Display|
|KILEY MOLINARI, University of Oklahoma
|The Importance of the Accessibility of Museum Collections: Creating a Potential “Pocket Archive” for the Apsáalooke People|
1:30 P.M. KEYNOTE: LAURAJANE SMITH, AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY (Mockingbird)
|SESSION THREE: BELONGING, PLACE, AND MEMORY-MAKING / 3:00 – 4:45 P.M.|
|ANDREA R. ROBERTS, University of Texas at Austin||Hidden Planning History & Contemporary Preservation of African American Vernacular Landscapes in Rural East Texas|
|BRYAN ORTHEL||Sustaining heritage in divided, contemporary America: A case example from the Front Range, Colorado|
|FELIX BURGOS, University of Maryland, Baltimore County||Representing Memories of Violence and Resistance in Colombia|
|RUTH HAWKINS and PAULA MILES, A-State University||Creating a Sense of Place in the Arkansas Delta|
7:00 p.m. evening out @ the ROUND UP MUSIC SHOW!
9171 US-49 Business, Brookland, AR – $8.00 admission fee, payable at the door
SUNDAY JUNE 18: Room 1028 Humanities and Social Science Bldg.
|ROUNDTABLE: HERITAGE STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY / 9:30 – 11:00 A.M.
11:15 A.M. CRITICAL HERITAGE STUDIES PLANNING MEETING
For all three days, it is closest to park in the North Parking Deck, adjacent to the Reng Center. Visitors may park in street-level designated visitor parking zones (no charge) indicated with a blue sign with a white “V” painted on the space. We have reserved some visitor tags which will allow free parking in numbered spaces (with a green sign) at no charge. Pick up the hang tag at the registration desk, or contact us and we’ll drop one off for you at your hotel. There’s no charge for these tags if you received one from a consortium organizer. Avoid “reserved” slot with the red signs.
You’ll need to enter the parking garage from Johnson Avenue by turning South onto Caraway Road. The garage is on the right side of Caraway. Continue into the garage and park on street level in any numbered or visitor’s spot. You’ll enter into the third floor of the Reng Center, and the Mockingbird Room is about ¾ of the way down this hall. Be aware that it’s the 3rd floor of Reng, but it’s level with the 2nd floor of parking as listed in the elevator. Visitors may also use paid meters on campus, or park in other “V” slots in other lots. Payment is required at the rate displayed from the meter/pay station. No permit is required.