WMW16
Material traces: questioning authenticity in cultural heritage

Convenors:
Jennifer Clarke (Robert Gordon University)
Roger Sansi (Universitat de Barcelona)
Chair:
Jennifer Clarke
Discussant:
Roger Sansi
Location:
University Place 4.207
Start time:
6 August, 2013 at 14:00
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

Presenting diverse case studies from around the world, this panel critically engages with cultural heritage and the construction of authenticity in connection with different disciplines, from art, architecture, ethno-history and material culture.

Long abstract:

Bringing together anthropological perspectives on heritage and material culture from around the world, this panel will focus on material traces in variety of forms, to examine questions of authenticity. Presenting diverse case studies from Asia, Europe and Latin America, in connection with different disciplines, from art, architecture, ethno-history to material culture, the objective of the panel is to critically engage with the ongoing processes of reconceptualisation and transformation of cultural heritage and the construction of authenticity.