The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

From Heritage Management to Heritage and Society

*Beginning in Spring 2011, the journal Heritage Management will be
renamed Heritage & Society. *Heritage & Society will be edited by
Elizabeth S. Chilton and Neil A. Silberman with the University of
Massachusetts Amherst, and will feature a new editorial board.

*Heritage & Society *will be a global, peer-reviewed journal that
provides a forum for scholarly, professional, and community reflection
on the cultural, political, and economic impacts of heritage on
contemporary society. We seek to examine the current social roles of
collective memory, historic preservation, cultural resource management,
public interpretation, cultural preservation and revitalization, sites
of conscience, diasporic heritage, education, legal/legislative
developments, cultural heritage ethics, and central heritage concepts
such as authenticity, significance, and value.

The journal will provide an engaging forum about tangible and intangible
heritage for those who work with international and governmental
organizations, academic institutions, private heritage consulting and
CRM firms, and local, associated, and indigenous communities. With a
special emphasis on social science approaches and an international
perspective, the journal will facilitate lively, critical discussion and
dissemination of practical data among heritage professionals, planners,
policymakers, and community leaders.

*Heritage & Society* will include peer-reviewed research on policy,
legislation, ethics, and methods in heritage management and will
showcase exemplary projects and models of public interpretation and
interaction. A peer-reviewed Forum section presents position statements
and responses on key current issues. The journal also includes reviews
of books, web pages, exhibits, and innovative heritage projects
throughout the world.

*Editorial Focus:* Heritage & Society publishes original research that
contributes to the theory and practice of Heritage as it impacts on
wider contemporary society. In general, the journal is aimed at both
working heritage practitioners and scholars concerned with evolving
heritage theory and its application in real-world situations. The
journal will provide resources both for ongoing heritage initiatives
within nation-specific legislative frameworks as well as more
theoretical research papers with international or cross-cultural
significance.

Exemplary case studies, project reports, heritage management theories,
and technological or technical innovations will be featured in the
Journal's Resources Section, which offers readers a selection of
evolving heritage tools and techniques. The Forum Section will be
devoted to opinion and carefully formulated position papers on
contentious subjects of current heritage policy and law.

*Heritage & Society* welcomes submission of original manuscripts of no
more than 30 double spaced pages that focus on management of the world's
heritage resources. All manuscripts are subject to anonymous peer review
by knowledgeable scholars and professional practitioners and, if
accepted, may be subject to revision. Materials submitted to Heritage &
Sociaety should not be under consideration by other publishers, nor
should they be previously published in any form.

Submissions should include an original manuscript sent via email in MS
Word or RTF format to hs.editor@sbs.umass.edu. Manuscripts should be
submitted with low resolution illustrations that can be easily be
transmitted via email They should include a title page that has the
article title, names and full contact information of all authors; and an

abstract of no more than 200 words. Manuscript style generally should
conform to Society for American Archaeology Style Guide
http://www.saa.org/Publications/StyleGuide/styframe.html. Non-conforming
manuscripts will be returned to the author(s) for revision.

Additional details concerning preparation of final manuscripts accepted
for publication can be located elsewhere on this website or from the
editors. For other questions and correspondence, contact one of the
co-editors at:

Heritage & Society
c/o Center for Heritage & Society
Gordon Hall
University of Massachusetts Amherst
418 North Pleasant St.
Amherst MA 01003 USA
hs.editor@sbs.umass.edu

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