Reading Difference, Reading Evil

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This Comparative Heritage (CHERIT) conference will explore critical conversations around the productions of difference and cultivation and politics of evil. Abstracts and papers which address the are welcome from scholars, researchers, activists, etc. Some areas to be covered include the following: Religious Studies, Anthropology, Philosophy, Literature/Linguistics, Political Science, History, Cultural Studies, Reading Difference, Conflict Resolution, Peace Studies, among others.
Abstracts submission deadline: November 30, 2017
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Castleberry Inns and Suites

Castleberry Inns and Suites in Downtown ATL

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Castleberry Inn & Suites
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Why Comparative Heritage is Important

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The reasons why “Comparative Heritage” is important are not immediately obvious, and for obvious reasons, too.  First, nearly everyone feels comfortable talking about the positive and nice sides about their history.  And again, that happens too often, for obvious reasons.  Conversations around “heritage” often always assume a monotonous definition about some distant past, woven around the fine memories of the heritage inheritors.  It feels like talking some nice things about an ancestor.   Or, in another way, with “heritage,” one might assume that by that is meant our collective memory of the past, and how those moments past had shaped (us into) the present. These are ways, but not the only ones, of looking at heritage.

Fundamentally, Comparative Heritage (CHER) transitioned from Living Effective Heritage, to accomodate some critical reflections and thought-provoking conversations on “what is often implied, meant, done, unsaid/stated with heritage.”

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