Heritage in Conflict and Consensus: New Approaches to the Social, Political, and Religious Impact of Public Heritage in the 21st Century
November 11 - 14, 2009
Please find information about the portion of the program to be held on Bard campus here, open to invited participants and members of the Bard community.
Wed 11 November: Toward New Approaches and Narratives (Historic Deerfield)
A special plenary session will be held at Historic Deerfield, Inc., one of the earliest restored open-air colonial museums in the US, where history and significance remain contested between romantic colonial images of early English settlement and the counterpoised tales of resistance by the Native American peoples of the region. This clash of narratives—created by the traditional interpretation of the site and the new insights arising from archaeological excavations and Native American perspectives—can offer an enlightening case study in approaching new interpretive approaches to shared heritage in a colonial context.
Thurs 12 November (Bard College)
Faith: The Challenges of Religious Heritage in a Globalized World|
- Moderator of Panel: Kristin Scheible, Assistant Professor of Religion Bard College
- Welcome Remarks: Michèle Dominy, Bard College, Vice President, Dean of the College; Professor of Anthropology
Introduction to the theme
Bruce Chilton, Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Religion; Chaplain of the College; Executive Director of the Institute of Advanced Theology, Bard College
- Temples, Shrines, and Tourist Sites
Amareswar Galla, Professor of Museum Studies, University of Queenland (20 min)
- Approaching Montjuïc as part of the Historic Legacy of Barcelona
Laia Colomer, Research Associate, Barcelona History Museum (20 min)
- Three Graves of Mary Magdalene
Bruce Chilton, Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Religion; Chaplain of the College; Executive Director of the Institute of Advanced Theology, Bard College (20 min)
|10:30-11:00 AM||Coffee Break|
|11:00-12:00 PM||Working Session #4 (discussion open to all attendees):|
The Heritage of Religion: Open and Public or Private and Closed?
- Moderator: Kristin Scheible, Assistant Professor of Religion, Bard College
Panelists: Amareswar Galla, Laia Colomer, Bruce Chilton
Diasporic Heritage: Beyond One’s Own Territory|
- Moderator: Cecile E. Kuznitz, Assistant Professor of Jewish History, Bard College
- Diasporic Heritage in Europe: The Acknowledged and the Denied
Cornelius Holtorf, Associate Professor of Archaeology, University of Kalmar (20 minutes)
- Does Diaspora Test the Limits of Archaeological Stewardship?
Andreas Pantazatos, Research Associate, Durham University (20 minutes)
H. Martin Wobst, Professor of Anthropology, UMass Amherst (20 minutes)
|3:00-3:30 PM||Coffee break|
|3:30-5:00 PM||Working Session #5 (discussion open to all attendees):|
Addressing the Conflicts among Residents and Diasporic Returns
- Moderator: Gabi Dolff-Bonekämper, Technical University of Berlin
- Panelists: Whitney Battle-Baptiste, UMass Amherst
Cornelius Holtorf, Professor, Institute for Urban and Regional Research, Kalmar University
Andreas Pantazatos, University of Durham
Public Lecture: Staging Hinduism in an American Museum
Richard Davis, Professor of Religion; Director of the Religion Program, Bard College, Bard College
Fri 13 November (Bard College)
|9:00-10:15 PM||Concluding Plenary Session|
Presentation and Discussion of the Results/Conclusions of the Round Tables:
- Moderator: Elizabeth Chilton, Director UMass Amherst Center for Heritage and Society; Chair of the Department of Anthropology, UMass Amherst
- #1 Can There Be Heritage Without Conflict?
Moderator: Richard Leventhal, Penn Heritage Center
- #2 Between Tourism and Community Identity: Who is In and Who is Out?
Moderator: Isabelle Vinson, Editor-in-Chief, UNESCO Museum International,
- #3 Who Should Care for the Dead?
Moderator: Brian Daniels, Graduate Student, Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
- #4 The Heritage of Religion: Open and Public or Private and Closed?
Moderator: Bruce Chilton, Bard College
- #5 Addressing the Conflicts among Residents and Diasporic Returns
Moderator: Gabi Dolff-Bonekämper, Technical University of Berlin
||Discussion of the Amherst-Annandale Declaration on Heritage in Conflict
Moderator: Neil Silberman, UMass Amherst
Where Do We Go from Here? Establishment of Working Group
Moderator: Elizabeth Chilton, UMass Amherst
|12:00-1:00 PM||Farewell Lunch|
|1:30 PM||Optional Tours on Hudson Valley Heritage, TBA|
Sat 14 November (Bard College)
For participants from Penn or UMass who are not invited participants but will still be attending the Bard program, please use this link to make your hotel reservations at the Holiday Inn Kingston.
For questions or requests for additional information, please contact Angela Labrador, Program Coordinator.