ACHS Galway Conference 2024

The Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS) will hold its 7th biennial and international conference from 3 June to 6 June 2024, at the National University of Ireland, in Galway.

The conference will explore the subject of critical heritage discourse within the theme of this 2024 edition: ‘Custodianship’ (‘Coimirce’ in Irish). Custodianship can be understood as a combination of five dispositions: Sense of self, Belonging, Potency, Continuance and Responsibility. The aim of the ACHS is to promote equity in people’s participation in serving as guardians of their cultural heritage.

The event will start everyday at 8:30 (GMT+1) and end around 18:00. The 4 days will be divided into several panel sessions with times for Q&A and discussion. Moreover, attendees will have access to the University’s Gym, Pool, Sauna and Steam everyday from 15:00 to 17:00.

At the end of the first day, participants will be able to take part in a walking tour in the city. The event will end on 6 June, with an Award Night Dinner at 20:00. Tours across Galway will also be organised from 7 June to 9 June 2024.

Registration for the conference is compulsory, and available on the event website. To participate in the conference, you must be – or become – an active member of the ACHS.

Prices are: €420 for general registrations, €200 for students registrations, €300 for Galway residents registrations, €180 for general registrations without the Award Night Dinner, and €90 for the Award Night Dinner only.

The Association of Critical Heritage Studies

The ACHS is a leading professional association for heritage scholars, educators, policymakers, activists, community members, and practitioners, with members coming from 127 countries working together to shape and expand the global conversation around heritage, trying to address current challenges.

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