Wells participates in Brazil, Canada, US in Spring 2016 conferences

Assistant Professor Jeremy Wells

Assistant Professor Jeremy Wells was involved in Spring 2016 scholarly collaborations in Canada, the US and Brazil, upon returning from his Fall 2015 Fulbright Scholar semester at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil. Wells presented:

  • at the Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS) in Montreal in June, “Is Critical Heritage Studies theory incompatible with built heritage conservation?” and “Empowering communities to identify, treat, and protect their heritage: A cultural landscape study of the Horto d’el Rey, Olinda, Brazil”
  • at the EDRA 47 Conference in Raleigh in May: “Are heritage conservation practitioners only valuable as objects to critique”. Wells also organized a daylong EDRA intensive session, “Using Applied Social Science Methodologies to Conserve the Historic Environment: Can Evidence Change Practice?”
  • at the Society for Applied Anthropology (SIAA) Conference in Vancouver in April, “Intersecting built heritage conservation practices with applied social sciences”

Wells also published an article in Geograficidade 6, Brazil on theoretical and applied aspects of integrating phenomenology into built heritage conservation practice, and in EDRA Connections 1 “A reflection on environment behavior research and the 50th anniversary of the National Preservation Act.”