Present Pasts emerged from the UCL Institute of Archaeology Heritage Studies Section and is currently being re-launched in collaboration with the Department of Anthropology of the University of South Florida. Present Pasts contains global and cross-cultural perspectives in the fields of Cultural Heritage Studies, Public Archaeology and Museum Studies. The journal encourages debate on contemporary issues in heritage and heritage management at the intersection of war, conflict, environmental stress, and tourism, and seeks to give voice to a wide range of stakeholders in the Heritage sector.
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The topic of heritage has made its way from scholarly texts to mainstream media, most recently as a consequence of the armed conflict in the Middle East. Videos and images have surfaced cataloguing the destruction of heritage sites and assets across the region. This example is not an isolated incident, but merely a series of events on the timeline. Heritage has been threatened by social, political, and environmental factors throughout history. This special issue invites academics from across disciplines to engage in a critical discussion around the multi-faceted aspects of heritage destruction.
Present Pasts is also accepting submissions on more general global and cross-cultural perspectives in the fields of Cultural Heritage Studies, Public Archaeology and Museum Studies, Public History, Sociology, Anthropology, Memory Studies and Cultural Geography for publication for 2016. Original contributions are welcome from scholars, critics and practitioners in all stages of their career. We primarily publish research papers but also welcome notes and reviews.
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