Heritage Conservation Symposium

The Carleton University Heritage Conservation Symposium is a one-day event run by graduate students in the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies. The event aims to bring together interdisciplinary perspectives in a critical discussion on heritage and conservation related issues.

The annual event began in 2004 under the direction of the late Herb Stovel, who was at that time an associate professor at the School and coordinator of the Heritage Conservation program. Since that time, the Symposium has been held on topics such as Does Designation Work?, Many Voices in Heritage, Heritage and Technology, Mind the Gap: Crossing Borders in Heritage and Conservation, and in 2016, Unsettling Heritage: Critical/Creative Conservation.

For information about this year’s symposium, Dynamic & Migrating Landscapes: Re-visioning Heritage Conservation.


The Herb Stovel Memorial Lecture has been held in conjunction with the Symposium in various years. More information on the Herb Stovel Memorial Lecture is available here.

The Heritage Conservation Symposium Team would like to thank the following sponsors for this year’s event:



Banner Image Credit: Reassembling Indigenous Heritage, Professor Ruth Phillips, Photo: Luther Caverly.