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What does heritage change?

Le patrimoine, ça change quoi?


From June 3rd to June 8th 2016, the Canada Research Chair in Urban Heritage of UQAM’s School of Management, in collaboration with Concordia University and the Center for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, will host the Association of Critical Heritage’s third Biennial Conference under the theme “ “What does heritage change?”. More than 600 speakers are expected from all five continents.

Presentation and word of welcome


Conference platform and complete schedule


You can also access the full conference platform on your smartphone: download the Grenadine app and enter the code ACHS2016


Discover two public debates out of the ordinary here and here



Registration is open ! Register here

Already more than 600 participants ... from all over the world. We look foward to seeing you all in Montreal next June!

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New authorization needed for foreign nationals who fly to Canada.

Starting March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). The procedure is fast and simple ; the application can be filled online as of now at

Find accommodation for your stay : Montreal is very busy in summer and rooms will get hard to find as we get near the conference. We advise to book accommodation as soon as possible.

Discover the conference activities


Sessions are online. Take a look here

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Posted on 19.06.2015

Second call for sessions and papers

The second call for sessions and papers is posted. More information is to be found HERE and HERE.

*** The call for sessions is now closed. Do not hesitate to contact us for further information at: ***

All paper proposals must be submitted HERE.

Posted on 26.05.2015

Confirmed keynotes

  • James Count Early, Director, Cultural Heritage Policy, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
  • Xavier Greffe, Professor in Economic Sciences, Paris 1 University Panthéon Sorbonne
  • Michael Herzfeld, Ernest E. Monrad Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University



Important dates

Early bird registration deadline: April 1st 2016
Registration deadline for session organizers and speakers: April 1st 2016



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