Sorted based on the day listed in the preliminary program: Session 69, org. by Catherine Frieman & Daniela Hofmann, Sept. 5, 8.30 - 10.30: Populism, Identity Politics and the Archaeology of Europe: Recent election results, debates and demonstrations leave no doubt: populism is back. History and archaeology are increasingly used to bolster such feelings of... Continue Reading →
On my first day at the SAA annual meeting in Albuquerque I attended a forum with archaeologists and consultants who work to influence members of congress. Most of the participants worked in Washington and were in positions where lobbying was part of their job. The central question of the forum was: how do we make... Continue Reading →
On November 14 I participated in the session "Cultural Heritage, Rights, and Democratic Practice" at the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association in San Jose (CA), a huge conference attended by 6500 scholars. It considered the bond between heritage and rights, i.e. the claims and obligations that link the present and past. Specifically, focus... Continue Reading →
In September the Association of Critical Heritage Studies will hold its 4th Biennial Conference at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. Just like the Stockholm symposium I participated in last September, it centers around the very broad theme of heritage and 'borders' (buzzword of the year?) (ACHS 2018). I will give two papers in two different sessions.... Continue Reading →
Last week I participated as a panelist at the final conference of the EU project HEURIGHT, held at University of Trieste in Italy. Focus was set on presenting the results of the project, i.e. the case studies conducted by its participants, which all dealt in some capacity with the legal definitions and regulatory frameworks of the... Continue Reading →
On my way to California again after Herdis Hølleland and I co-presented the results of our study on far-right heritage policies in Scandinavia at the conference Heritage Studies: Critical Approaches and New Directions held at the British Academy in London on October 5th. The conference contained a mixed bag of topics but was well organized overall. Rodney... Continue Reading →
This week I participated in an excellent symposium at Stockholm University. The theme of "heritage and borders" was quite ...
On September 1st, Herdis Hølleland and I held a session called: Archaeology and the European Far-right: attitudes and responses from heritage bureaucracies (abstract, see also Herdis post). It took place on Friday afternoon, in a hot conference room with a tiny screen. Despite this, 45 people showed up to discuss the question: What does the rise of... Continue Reading →