Call for Submissions - Keeping Heritage Real: Authenticity in Conservation Practice - Symposium at Carleton University

The graduate students in the Heritage Conservation stream of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies are pleased to announce their 2020 symposium: Keeping Heritage Real: Authenticity in Conservation Practice. The symposium will be taking place on April 25th, 2020 in Ottawa, and we are now accepting submissions.

We are open to a variety of submissions appropriate for 15 minute presentations, including: academic papers, posters, multimedia presentations, case studies, design projects, etc. The deadline to submit a proposal is February 7, 2020.

Submissions are encouraged to explore, but are by no means limited to, the following guiding questions:
How might authenticity be defined in a world of evolving cultural values?
How can heritage processes become more inclusive of marginalized communities?
How and when can values assessment be democratized?
What are possible productive relationships between authenticity and sustainability?
Can conflicting claims and interpretations of authenticity be reconciled?
How do notions of authenticity change at times of crisis or conflict?
How have evolving definitions of authenticity enabled conservation practice to engage with processes of collective memory?
For more information relating to the symposium theme and submission guidelines, please refer to the detailed Call for Submissions on the website.