Anthropology professor Elizabeth S. Chilton was an invited speaker and the only U.S. representative at an international expert meeting on “Intangible Cultural Heritage and Economy,” held July 5-6 in Rabat, Morocco.
The first speaker among the dozen presenters and panelists, she gave a lecture titled “The Past for Sale? The Economic Entanglements of Cultural Heritage,” which summarized some of the key themes and issues addressed in the recent conference hosted by the Center for Heritage and Society.
Sponsored and organized by the Ministry of Culture of Morocco, the meeting drew participants from Japan, Turkey, Egypt, Belgium, Morocco, France, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United Arab Emirates.
Chilton directs the Center for Heritage and Society and is associate dean for research in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.