ICHT Projects & Publications


Fall 2018 = Heritage Crime (ACHS)

ICHT is organizing a session on Heritage Crime at the 2018 biennial Association of Critical Heritage Studies conference to be held 1-6 September in Hangzhou, China.

Read the session abstract here (or PDF here).
For more on ACHS 2018: http://www.criticalheritagestudies.org/hangzhou-conference/

Summer 2016 = Heritage and the Late Modern State session (ACHS)

ICHT co-organized a session on Heritage and the Late Modern State at the 2016 biennial Association of Critical Heritage Studies conference, held June 6-10 in Montreal, Canada.

Read the session abstract.
For more on ACHS 2016: http://achs2016.uqam.ca/en/

Spring 2016 = Critical Heritage and Tourism session (SfAA)

ICHT organized a Critical Heritage and Tourism session at the 2016 annual Society for Applied Anthropology conference, held March 29–April 2 in Vancouver, Canada.

Read the preliminary program.
Read the session abstract.
For more on SfAA 2016: https://www.sfaa.net/annual-meeting/

Summer 2015 = Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region (MABR) study

In summer 2015, ICHT conducted field research in and of the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region (MABR), a UNESCO biosphere reserve located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Taking a critical heritage approach to this recently invented place,  MABR was explored in terms of colonialism and late modern placemaking. The final report was released in spring 2016 as ICHT Bulletin 2016-2.

Fall 2014 = BC Archaeology Forum

In October 2014, ICHT organized and hosted the 2014 BC Archaeology Forum. The event, supported by Vancouver Island University, the Archaeological Society of British Columbia, and the Ktunaxa Nation, was held in the territory of the Snuneymuxw (Nanaimo) First Nation, British Columbia. The focus of the conference was (i) heritage destruction and (ii) First Nations control over their heritage.

The 2014 Forum website can be found here:


The 2014 Forum programme is available here:





In the Name of Profit: Canada’s Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Reserve as Economic Development and Colonial Placemaking (ICHT Bulletin 2016-2)

First Nation Seafood Security and Food Sovereignty in Greater Nanaimo, Snuneymuxw Territory, Vancouver Island (ICHT Bulletin 2016-1)

Lies, Damn Lies, and CRM: A Response to the Austin Declaration on the “Excavation of Archaeological Material in the Popular Media” (ICHT Bulletin 2014-3)

The Trouble with “Co-” (ICHT Bulletin 2014-2)

Weapons of Mass Destruction—UBC Archaeology Day, Digital Technology, and the “Rapidly Spiraling Scientification of Humanity” (ICHT Bulletin 2014-1)

Five Thoughts on Commercial Archaeology (ICHT Bulletin 2013-1)



Maritime Heritage in Crisis: Indigenous Landscapes and Global Ecological Breakdown (2017) Routledge, UK

Of Stones and Glass Houses: Christy Clark Calls for Aboriginal Heritage Repatriation from U.S. (2016) Vancouver Media Co-op

What Makes Us Squirm—A Critical Assessment of Community-Oriented Archaeology (2016) Canadian Journal of Archaeology 4(1)

Why Archaeologists Misrepresent Their Practice (2015) Journal of Contemporary Archaeology 2(2)

Archaeology as Disaster Capitalism (2015) International Journal of Historical Archaeology 19(4)

Review of Transforming Archaeology: Activist Practices and Prospects (2015) Canadian Journal of Archaeology 39(2)

Tracing Roots Study Guide (2015) Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH)

Teaching Anti-Colonial Archaeology (2014) Archaeologies: Journal of the World Archaeological Congress 10(1)

Understanding of and Vision for the Environmental Humanities (2014) Environmental Humanities 4

Commercial Archaeology in British Columbia (2012) The Midden 44(2)