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Keynote: Renaming, Removal, Recontextualization of Heritage: Purging History, Claiming the Present, Imagining the Future? (What Change-Role for Heritage Professionals?) (James Count Early)

Co-Construction and Community Based HeritageHeritage Changes the Social OrderCitizenshipPublic event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée
Keynote with simultaneous translation / Conférence avec traduction simultanée
14:00, Sunday 5 Jun 2016 (1 hour 30 minutes)
Musée des Beaux-Ars de Montréal - Cummings Auditorium
"What does heritage change?" is a multifaceted  question to which the answer(s) are in primary respects related to real-life negotiations among different groups of citizens, cultures, races, ethnic groups, sexual identities, and social classes about received, official and/or widely accepted or accomodated intangible attributes, cultural traditions, historic monuments, buildings, and other transmitted or revived historical legacies. Heritage designated by and for whom, for what motivations, and towards what ends constitues fundamental  criteria to clearly discern and identify the nature and import of change. 
Sweeping African American condemnation of heritage-racism carved, etched, built, performed, and flown in honor of local and national heritage provides a critical summon  and general framework for baseline questions, challenges, and options about what change heritage professionals in all cultures and places should consider.
Look around the Critical Heritage conference halls, see and hear who is present and who is not, ask yourself why, and consider what heritage change you should-can make.
Prof. James Count Early will be introoduced by Prof. Michelle L. Stefano
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, United States
Director, Cultural Heritage Policies
University of Maryland, American Studies, United States
Visiting Assistant Professor

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