For the past ten years the Cambridge Heritage Seminars (or CHS) have brought together researchers, policymakers and practitioners to explore the most pressing issues in heritage studies today. Seminars are hosted by the Cambridge University Department of Archaeology's Heritage Research Group.
The 11th Cambridge Heritage conference seeks to examine the Olympics as a global and a local phenomenon affecting heritage by addressing two themes: (1) the Olympics as heritage and (2) the impact of the Olympics on cultural heritage. Every four years the Olympics goes beyond just being a sporting event, offering a local and a global stage where countries can promote and showcase themselves to the world. Cultural heritage is intimately entangled in the games, both in terms of the Olympics as historic, but also in how the event impacts the cultural heritage of the host country.
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