University of Massachusetts Amherst

Heritage & Society


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Textile artists demonstrate double ikat weaving at the 2002 Smithsonian Folklife Festival held on the National Mall in Washington D.C.


Heritage & Society

Editors: Elizabeth S. Chilton, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Sophia Labadi, University of Kent

Heritage & Society-the successor journal to Heritage Management-is a global, peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for scholarly, professional, and community reflection on the cultural, political, and economic impacts of heritage on contemporary society. We seek to examine the current social roles of collective memory, historic preservation, cultural resource management, public interpretation, cultural preservation and revitalization, sites of conscience, diasporic heritage, education, legal/legislative developments, cultural heritage ethics, and central heritage concepts such as authenticity, significance, and value.

The journal provides an engaging forum about tangible and intangible heritage for those who work with international and governmental organizations, academic institutions, private heritage consulting and CRM firms, and local, associated, and indigenous communities. With a special emphasis on social science approaches and an international perspective, the journal facilitates lively, critical discussion and dissemination of practical data among heritage professionals, planners, policymakers, and community leaders.

Heritage & Society includes peer-reviewed research on policy, legislation, ethics, and methods in heritage management and will showcase exemplary projects and models of public interpretation and interaction. A peer-reviewed Forum section presents position statements and responses on key current issues. The journal also includes reviews of books, web pages, exhibits, and resources in various media, regions, and languages.

Forum Editor: Jane Anderson (

Editorial Assistant: Erica Kowsz (

Submission Guidelines

Heritage & Society welcomes submission of original manuscripts of no more than 30 double spaced pages that focus on management and contemporary social significance of the world’s heritage resources. All manuscripts are subject to anonymous peer review by knowledgeable scholars and professional practitioners and, if accepted, may be subject to revision. Materials submitted to Heritage & Society should not be under consideration by other publishers, nor should they be previously published in any form.

Submissions are accepted online via the website: Manuscripts should be submitted in PDF, MS Word, or RTF format and should include an abstract of approximately 250 words and bibliography. Please do not include author names on the submitted manuscript. Manuscript style generally should conform to the American Antiquity style guide. Nonconforming manuscripts will be returned to the author(s) for revision.


For other questions and correspondence, please contact:
Heritage & Society
c/o UMass Amherst Center for Heritage & Society
Gordon Hall
Amherst MA 01003 USA
(413) 577-1605

Please send review copies to:
Angela Labrador, Reviews Editor
1351 Woodchuck Hollow Road
Washington, VT 05675 USA


Center for Heritage and Society, 215 Machmer Hall, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA 01003 phone: 413.545.2221  fax: 413.545.9494