The University of Maryland Heritage Lectures, 2018-2019

The UMD Heritage Lectures are intended as a broad venue for discussion on contemporary issues in cultural heritage research and practice, including historic preservation, the management of heritage resources, museums and collections, the politics of public engagement, and the study of past societies, dynamics of social change, and traditional expressive culture.

The Heritage Lectures will be held once a month during the academic year. Questions may be directed to Dr. Kathryn Lafrenz Samuels (lafrenzs [at] umd [dot] edu).


Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

“Embracing and Representing Uncertainty in Archaeological Field Survey: Artifacts and Landscape in the Mazi Plain, Greece”

Christain Cloke

Associate Director, Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture, University of Maryland


Wednesday, November 7, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

“Cultural Heritage Management Perspectives on African American Struggle with Heritage in Metropolitan Washington DC”

Matthew Palus and Lyle Torp

The Ottery Group, and Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland


Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Special Patterson Lecture celebrating the 30th anniversary of the HISP program

“Latinos in Heritage Conservation: Locating Equity & Social Justice in Historic Preservation”

Sarah Gould

Director at Museo del Westside (San Antonio, TX);

Co-founder of Latinos in Heritage Conservation


Wednesday, March 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

“The Inca in the Plaza: Contesting Change in the World Heritage Historic Center of Cuzco, Peru”

Helaine Silverman

Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois;

Director of CHAMP (Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management and Policy)


Wednesday, April 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

“Defining a New Vernacular:  Heritage and Sustainability in Southern Arizona”

R. Brooks Jeffery

Associate Vice President for Research, University of Arizona


The UMD Heritage Lectures are generously supported by the Department of Anthropology, and the Program in Historic Preservation, School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation