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Joshua Dent

PhD Candidate
University of Western Ontario, Department of Anthropology, Canada
Participates in 3 items
Joshua Dent is a doctoral candidate at Department of Anthropology at the University of Western Ontario and a co-founder of the Archaeology Almanac Project. He currently serves as a director on the London Heritage Council and as a resource member of the London Advisory Committee on Heritage. He is author of False Frontiers: Archaeology and the Myth of the Canadian Wilderness (Totem: The University of Western Ontario Journal of Anthropology 21(1): 59-71) and is a listed contributor on many cultural resource management (CRM) technical reports. His CRM experience includes fieldwork in the Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. Both his master’s thesis and his doctoral dissertation consider the history and legacy of heritage governance and Indigenous participation in heritage management.

Sessions in which Joshua Dent participates

Saturday 4 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:00 - 15:00 | 4 hours
Heritage Changes PoliticsHeritage in Conflicts
Heritage changes politicsPolitical uses of heritageUses of heritageHeritage and conflicts

Sunday 5 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00 - 12:30 | 3 hours 30 minutes
Heritage Changes PoliticsHeritage in Conflicts

Sessions in which Joshua Dent attends

Saturday 4 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00 - 10:00 | 1 hour
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

What if we changed our views on heritage? And if heritage has already changed? While, on the global scene, states maintain their leading role in the mobilization of social and territorial histories, on the local scale, regions, neighbourhoods and parishes have changed. Citizens and communities too: they latch on to heritage to express an unprecedented range of belongings that no law seems to be able to take measures to contain, often to the discontent of...

18:30 - 20:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

Most of what we experience as heritage emerges into conscious recognition through a complex mixture of political and ideological filters, including nationalism.  In these processes, through a variety of devices (museums, scholarly research, consumer reproduction, etc.), dualistic classifications articulate a powerful hierarchy of value and significance.  In particular, the tangible-intangible pair, given legitimacy by such international bodies as UNESCO, reproduces a selective ordering of cul...