The Center for Heritage and Society is a multidisciplinary initiative to craft new approaches for heritage conservation and communication around the world. CHS offers research opportunities for scholars working in heritage related fields such as Archaeology, History, Environmental Science, Landscape Architecture, Regional Planning, European Studies, Native American Indian Studies, Afro-American Studies, Classics, Legal Studies, and Public Policy. Additionally, the Center provides undergraduate and graduate students with training and experience in heritage planning and management.
In recent years, cultural heritage and social identity are increasingly recognized as a strategic input for positive change toward more sustainable communities and global society. The CHS offers a platform for research and outreach activities with focus on community-based heritage projects and public engagement in heritage as a source of both identity and community and economic development.