The Center for Heritage and Society sponsors conferences on various aspects of the role of heritage in the world today. Past conferences include:2>
Nature and Culture: Heritage in Context, Prague, Czechia (co-sponsored by the Czech University of Life Sciences; US/ICOMOS; International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes; and Taylor & Francis)
Heritage & Healthy Societies: Exploring the links among cultural heritage, environment, and resilience (co-sponsored by The Center for Heritage at Kent; The Joukowsky Institute, Brown University; Maney Publishing; Sustainable Preservation Initiative; and at UMass Amherst, Interdisciplinary Studies Institute, The School of Public Health and Health Sciences, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, International Programs Office, Department of History and the Public History Program, Department of Landscape Architecture and regional Planning, and the Department of Anthropology.
The Past for Sale? New Perspectives on the Economic Entanglements of Cultural Heritage (co-sponsored by The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience; The Joukowsky Institute, Brown University; Maney Publishing; The Sustainable Preservation Initiative)
High-Tech Heritage: How Are Digital Technologies Changing Our Views of the Past? (co-sponsored by College of Social and Behavioral Sciences; UMass Amherst Office of Research and Development; Institute for the Visualization of History)
Why Does the Past Matter? Changing Visions, Media, and Rationales in the 21st Century (co-sponsored by UMass Amherst Graduate School; College of Social and Behavioral Sciences; Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco; Life Beyond Tourism; Oxford University Press; Archaeological Institute of America; Cultural Heritage Partners; International Coalition of Sites of Conscience; Maney Publishing; Sustainable Preservation initiative; Left Coast Press)
Heritage in Conflict and Consensus: New approaches to the social, political and religious impact of public heritage in the 21st century (co-sponsored by The Institute for Advanced Theology, Bard College; Penn Cultural Heritage Center; Research Leadership in Action Program, UMass Amherst)