CALL FOR PAPERS
Unsettling Heritage: Critical/Creative Conservation
Carleton University Heritage Conservation Symposium
The School of Canadian Studies is proud to be hosting the 10th annual Heritage Conservation Symposium on March 28th, 2015 in Ottawa, ON.
We are pleased to launch our call for papers around the symposium’s theme, Unsettling Heritage: Critical/Creative Conservation . Potential themes can include – but are not limited to – the following:
Community Approaches to Conservation
• How can we engage with groups such as DIY movements and community gardeners who may not consider their activism to be ‘heritage’?
• What ethical considerations are involved with community-based approaches to conservation?
Abundance, Waste, and Destruction
• How can heritage- and conservation-related fields respond to the sheer abundance of some types of heritage, such as suburban landscapes?
• What happens to the increasing accumulation of heritage of all types and eras, when what cannot be saved is redefined as a kind of waste?
Dissonant and Difficult Heritage
• How can heritage conservation approach dissonant Canadian heritage?
• What stories are being left out of Canada’s official heritage landscape?
Please submit a 250-300 word abstract along with the working title, contact information and short speaker bio (150 words) by January 5, 2015 . Final papers should be a maximum of 2,000 words for a maximum 20-minute presentation.
Please email submissions or questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further details about the event are available on the attached poster, as well as on the event’s website (www.carleton.ca/heritage-conservation-symposium ).