CHAMP

CHAMP is the Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management and Policy at the University of Illinois. CHAMP is a strategic research center dedicated to the critical study of cultural heritage and museum practices on a worldwide scale in the context of globalization. CHAMP has extraordinary faculty strength with almost thirty faculty members teaching courses in our area of expertise. More than a dozen graduate students work with CHAMP, including by pursuing our Heritage Studies minor and Museum Studies minor. CHAMP sponsors lectures, conferences, film series and other events on campus. CHAMP faculty conduct projects around the world, the results of which are steadily published in fascinating books, articles, and technical reports. Please explore the left hand menu items for further information about CHAMP. And look below the images on this page to see the events happening this semester at CHAMP.

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Spring 2014 Events

Monday, February 3

Speaker: Dr. Eric Calderwood (University of Michigan)
Lecture: The Invention of Al-Andalus: Uses of the Past in Modern Arabic and Spanish Culture
Location: Lincoln Hall, room 1065
Time: 5 p.m.

Monday, February 24

Speaker: Dr. Perla Innocenti (University of Glasgow)
Lecture: Leveraging the Power of Cultural Heritage Informatics: Reflective Societies in a Changing World
Location: 126 GSLIS Building
Time: 4 p.m.

Wednesday, April 9

Speaker: Dr. Mike Robinson (Director, Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, UK)
Lecture: The Entrepreneurial Museum: Ironbridge World Heritage Site
Location: Lincoln Hall, room 1060
Time: 4 p.m.

Thursday, April 10

Speaker: Nicola Kalinsky (Director, Barber Institute for Fine Art, UK)
Lecture: The State of the Art: Perspectives from Barber Institute for Fine Art
Location: tba
Time: tba

Wednesday, April 16

Speaker: Dr. Helaine Silverman (Director, CHAMP)
Lecture: Engaging Heritage: Verbs and Adjectives in the 21st century
Location: Lincoln Hall, room 1060
Time: 4 p.m.

Wednesday, April 30

Speaker: Dr. Roger White (Senior Lecturer, Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, UK)
Lecture: The Cultural Heritage of Shropshire, UK
Location: Lincoln Hall, room 1060
Time: 4 p.m.

Wednesday, April 30

Speaker: Dr. Mattias Frihammar (Ethnology Department, Stockholm University)
Lecture: "Inaugural Lecture": Skogskyrkogarden, the Forest Cemetery: Controversies surrounding this UNESCO World Heritage Site in Stockholm, Sweden
Location: Lincoln Hall, room 1000
Time: 5 p.m.

Thursday, May 1

CHAMP Annual Conference: The Controversial Dead
Location: Burrill Hall, room 124
Time: 2-7 p.m.
View the colloquium program and schedule