Call for submissions HERITAGE INTERSECTIONS: PEOPLE AND PLACEMAKING 14th Annual Graduate Student Heritage Conservation Symposium Carleton University School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies

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Call for Papers
January 26, 2019
Ontario, Canada
Subject Fields: 
Architecture and Architectural History, Canadian History / Studies, Historic Preservation, Indigenous Studies, Public History


Call for submissions



14thAnnual Graduate Student Heritage Conservation Symposium

Carleton University School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies



“Recognizing that the spirit of place is made up of tangible as well as intangible elements which all significantly contribute to making place and giving it spirit, we declare that intangible cultural heritage gives a richer and more complete meaning to heritage as a whole, and it must be taken into account in all legislation concerning cultural heritage, and in all conservation and restoration projects for monuments, sites, landscapes, routes and collections of objects.” Quebec Declaration of the Spirit of Place, ICOMOS, 2008.


The goal of the 2019 Symposium is to share original research, case studies, design projects and other forms of creative production of and reflection upon tangible and intangible heritage, which examine cross disciplinary and alternative approaches and give a "richer and more comprehensive meaning to heirtiage as a whole." We are looking for submissions that help explore fruitful areas of intersection. Throughout the one-day symposium, participants will gain insight into diverse coneptualizations of heitage, and distinct ways of understanding historic places, and discover proceses for intervening on and preserving the built environment and cultural landscapes. Building upon the questions of “participation, process and praxis” examined at last year’s symposium, this year’s edition wishes to interrogate how heritage and conservation practices facilitate, and respond to, processeof placemaking.


Sub-themes tbe explored include:

  • The roles of theorists, practitioners, and communities within placemaking initiatives and understanding spirit of place
  • Sharing narratives, authority, and expanding understandings of place
  • Applying different disciplinary lenses to add nuance to narratives and present new solutions to conservation questions
  • How adapting cross disciplinary approaches addresses intersections of tangible and intangible heritage
  • Methods and processes of stakeholder engagement which bridge the gaps between intangible and tangible heritage

Drawing from its interdisciplinary context, the Heritage Conservation stream in Carleton’s School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies is uniquely positioned tfacilitate this discussion.The symposium seeks perspectives from related scholars and practitionerorchitecture, Curatorial Studies, Engineering, Heritage Studies, History, Indigenous Studies, Planning, and Public History, from universities and communities across the Kitchissippi/Ottawa River/Rivière des Outaouais and farther afield.



Please submit an abstract about your proposal of no more than 300 words by January 26th, 2019 in English or French, accompanied by a  title and a short biography or CV to the email below. Please include links to any relevant supplementary media.


Contact Info: 

Graduate Student Heritage Conservation Symposium Committee, Carleton University School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies