Monthly Archives: June 2012

Centre News – Spring 2012

Spring was a busy time for the new Associate Director, Lisa Prosper, who presented at two international forums. In May, she presented at the 15th US ICOMOS Annual International Scientific Symposium in San Antonio, Texas. The event entitled World Heritage in the Americas: Confluence of Cultures celebrated the 40th anniversary of UNESCOs World Heritage Convention and the nomination bid of the San Antonio Missions to the World Heritage List. Lisa participated in a thematic session on cultural sustainability, where she presented Aboriginal Perspectives on Renewing and Revitalizing Cultural Meaning in Place. In early June, directly on the heels of this stimulating event, Lisa also presented at the inaugural conference of the newly formed Association of Critical Heritage Studies in Gothenburg, Sweden. This was a large gathering of academics from around the world meeting for the first time to share research and take stock of the field of heritage thought and practice through critical analysis. Lisa's presentation was entitled Aboriginal Cultural Landscapes and Designation.