Please see below for details on two upcoming activities of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Heritage and Society
Why Does the Past Matter? Changing Visions, Media, and Rationales in the 21st Century: May 4-7, 2011
This conference includes almost 200 speakers from 34 countries. The goal of this conference is to bring together a wide range of academics, public officials, planners, educators, heritage professionals, and community leaders to examine the practical value of the past—by means of a rigorous humanities and social science reexamination through five distinct thematic lenses: identity, culture, economics, ecology, and civil society. For more information, please visit: http://www.whydoesthepastmatter.org.
International Heritage Online Studies: 3 Summer Sessions
For more information about our Summer Online Program of professional training courses on digital, intangible, and community-engaged heritage, as well as courses in collaboration with the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, please visit: http://www.umass.edu/chs/courses/online.html.