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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Cultural Heritage Diplomacy: How Nations use Historic Sites for Political Ends - November 25


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Why exactly is ISIS destroying the cultural past of Iraq and Syria, and why
is finding a resolution so difficult? How does the funding of maritime
archaeology off the coast of Sri Lanka and Kenya connect with the disputes
now brewing in the South China Sea? And why is Japan investing hundreds of
millions of dollars in heritage conservation projects around the world? In
what ways are such examples linked? Are we seeing the emergence of a new
arena of international relations, one that uses the past in new and
unfamiliar ways?
Cultural Heritage Diplomacy: How Nations use Historic Sites for Political

Tim Winter

Research Professor in Cultural Heritage, Deakin University, Melbourne,
Australia, *President of Association of Critical Heritage Studies*

Followed by a round-table and public conversation with Concordia

*Frank Chalk*, Director, Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights

*Erica Lehrer*, Canada Research Chair, Museum and Heritage Studies

*Alison Rowley*, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director,


Moderated by *Nadine Blumer*, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for
Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

*York Amphitheatre (EV 1.605)*
1515 Sainte-Catherine street West
EV Building, Main Floor
Montréal, Québec H3H 2L5

*Register for this free event

This event is the first in a series of activities leading up to the "What
does heritage change" <> conference being held
from June 6 – 10, 2016.

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