This series examines all aspects of the new field of Critical Heritage Studies.
Editors: Kristian Kristiansen, Ola Wetterberg, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Shu-Li Wang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Francis Nyamnjoh, University of Cape Town, South Africa, Michael Rowlands, UCL UK, Astrid Swenson, Bath University, UK.
Critical Heritage Theory
Here we aim at covering recent theoretical trends from heritage and post-humanities to themes on class, gender and ethics. How does different theoretical discourses impact critical heritage in different parts of the world.
Heritage and objects
Heritage and objects covers a broad spectrum from crafts and second hand things to the role of things for well-being/curing, their role under conditions of displacement and migration. Also heritage tourism and consumption may fall under this theme.
Intangible heritage and memorialization
Memory and migration, as well as memorial heritage. Heritage affect and empathy, and the role of sensing. Loss and memory.
Preservation and rights policies
This theme covers rights policies under different social and political conditions, from approaches to preservation and property to people based conservation
Heritage politics and policies
What does heritage change, and how did politics and polities intervene, from World Heritage policies to questions of justice.
Heritage histories and futures
What is the role of the history of heritage for the way we approach heritage today and in the future. How do we approach new categories of future heritage, and their transformation in the process.
How do we critically approach urban heritage in divided cities, the role of urban commons, and the role of heritage for urban resistance
Heritage after conflict/war
Loss and reconciliation after war are unfortunately still urgent themes, and linked to that memories and segregation linked to difficult pasts.
Archiving and digital heritage
New roles of archives in the digital age linked to activism and participatory approaches, but also archives and trauma linked to difficult pasts
New frontiers in Critical Heritage Studies
An open invitation, possible themes are heritage and iconoclasm, climate change, heritage and science, heritage and genetics
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