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ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-2021 

  • Published: “The Inca in the Plaza. Debating Change in the World Heritage Historic Urban Center of Cusco, Peru.” International Journal of Heritage Studies 26(11) 1-17.
  • Published: “Learning from Ground Zero: The Presence of Absence at Two Sites of Destruction” IN: The Future of the Bamiyan Buddhas, edited by Masanori Nagaoka. (Springer, 2020), pp. 187-201.
  • Published: Book Review of The Ethnography of Tourism. Edward Bruner and Beyond, in Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change.
  • Published: Book Review of Global Social Archaeology, in Antiquity.
  • Invited Guest Lecture: “The Inca in the Plaza.” Department of Anthropology, Yale University.
  • Invited Guest Lecture: “Cultural Heritage Development in Alton: Prospects.” Washington University Seminar on River City Redevelopment.

ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-2020

  • Recipient of the Broadrick-Allen Outstanding Teacher Award from the UIUC Campus Honors Program
  • Invited Guest Lecture: “The Mythic Mississippi Project.” Cambridge Heritage Research Centre, University of Cambridge, UK.
  • Invited Guest Lecture: “The Durham Miners Gala: Incongruous Heritage on Parade. Cambridge Heritage Research Centre, University of Cambridge, UK.
  • Invited Guest Lecture: “The Mythic Mississippi Project. Deploying Cultural Heritage for Economic Development in Downstate Illinois.” University of Texas-Rio Grande Public Lecture Series
  • Invited Guest Lecture: “Tourism and the Built Environment in Cusco, Peru.” Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, University of Birmingham, UK.
  • Conference Paper: “The Mythic Mississippi Project. Deploying Cultural Heritage for Economic Development in Downstate Illinois.” University of Illinois Extension Annual Conference:

ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019

  • Awarded “Presidential Initiative for the Celebration of the Humanities and Arts” grant from UIUC for “The Mythic Mississippi Project.”
  • PublishedHeritage of Death. Landscapes of Emotion, Memory and Practice, edited by Mattias Frihammar and Helaine Silverman. Routledge.
  • Published: “Managing the Past, Engaging the Present: An Interview with Douglas C. Comer, President, ICAHM.” American Anthropologist119(1):122-125. “World Anthropologies” special section on cultural heritage management, edited by Helaine Silverman.
  • Published: “Affiliative Reterritorialization: The Manco Capac Monument and the Japanese Community in Peru.” In Cultural Heritage, Ethics and Contemporary Migrations, edited by Cornelius Holtorf, Andreas Pantazatos and Geoffrey Scarre, pp. 110-127.  Routledge.
  • Expert Witness for the State of Ohio: The Newark Earthworks Potential Nomination of the World Heritage List.
  • Invited Guest Lecture: “The Durham Miners Gala.” Cambridge Heritage Research Centre, University of Cambridge, UK.
  • Conference Presentation: “The Mining Communities of Durham as Stakeholders in the Durham World Heritage Site”. ICAHM Annual Meeting, Sicily.
  • Expert Presentation: UNESCO Panel. “Sustainability at World Heritage Sites.” Brussels.
  • Invited Guest Lecture. “Heritage Management and Local Society in Cuzco, Peru.” John Felice Rome Center, Loyola University, Rome, Italy.
  • Co-organized “Thrill of the Dark” International Conference, Birmingham, UK. With the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage-University of Birmingham and the Critical Heritage Studies Network- Stockholm University.

ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018

  • Inaugural Keynote Speaker. “Management of Historic Urban Centers.” Cambridge Heritage Research Center, University of Cambridge, UK.
  • Keynote Speaker. “The Plaza de Armas of Cuzco Beyond Archaeology.” Society for Andean and Amazonian Studies. Millsaps College.
  • Invited Expert. UNESCO International Panel on the Reconstruction
    of the Bamiyan Buddhas, Afghanistan. Tokyo, Japan.
  • Keynote Speaker. “The Role of Research in Archaeological Heritage Management.” Presented in “Development and Best Practices of Archaeological Heritage Management” workshop. Tampere, Finland.
  • PublishedHeritage in Action. Making the Past in the Present, edited by Helaine Silverman, Emma Waterton and Steve Watson. Springer.
  • Published: “An Introduction to Heritage in Action”, by Emma Waterton, Steve Watson and Helaine Silverman. In Heritage in Action: Making the Past in the Present, edited by Helaine Silverman, Emma Waterton and Steve Watson, pp. 3-16. Springer.
  • Published: “Heritage on the Go: Abbreviated Heritage in a Mobile World.” In Heritage in Action: Making the Past in the Present, edited by Helaine Silverman, Emma Waterton and Steve Watson, pp. 183-200. Springer.

ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-2017

  • Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement, UIUC.
  • Published: “An Andeanist’s Perspective on the Newark Earthworks.” In The Earthworks of Newark, Ohio: Enduring Monuments, Contested Meanings. Edited by Lindsay Jones and Richard D. Shiels, pp. 97-110. University of Virginia Press.
  • Published: “The Ruinscape: UNESCO, the State, and the Construction of Identity and Heritage in Phimai, Thailand.” In Finding Solutions for Protecting and Sharing Archaeological Heritage Resources, edited by Anne Underhill and Lucy Salazar, pp. 33-53. Springer.
  • Published: “Cultural Heritage Under the Gaze of National Tourism Marketing Campaigns”, by Helaine Silverman and Richard W. Hallett. In Blackwell Companion to the New Heritage Studies, edited by William S. Logan, Mairead Nic Craith, and Ulrich Kockel, pp. 176-188. Wiley Blackwelll.
  • Guest Lecture: “The Mythic Mississippi”. CERL, Champaign, Illinois.
  • Guest Lecture: “Cultural Heritage in Theory and Practice”. Circulating Cultures Workshop, University of Iowa.
  • Guest Lecture: “Ethics in Heritage Research”. Centre for the Ethics of Cultural Heritage, Durham University.
  • Guest Lecture: “What is the Evidence? Assessing Value at Cultural World Heritage Sites”. Centre for the Ethics of Cultural Heritage, Durham University.
  • Guest LectureRuination: Conflicting Values at a Potential World Heritage Site in Thailand”. Ironbridge Interational Institute for Cultural Heritage, University of Birmingham.
  • Guest Lecture: “”The Inca in the Plaza: Change and Continuity in a World Heritage Historic Urban Center”. Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, University of Birmingham.
  • Guest Lecture: “Affiliative Reterritorialization: The Manco Capac Monument and the Japanese Community in Peru”. Stockholm University Critical Heritage Studies Network.