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The Center for Heritage Resource Studies was established in 2000 to bring scholars and practitioners together to support a comprehensive approach to the study of heritage. Center faculty and affiliates are leaders in the field of heritage studies, working at local, national, and international levels. The Center’activities are formulated in a way that can be readily applied by those responsible for the management of historic, cultural, and environmental resources.  In this manner, the Center aims to contribute substantially to an increased awarenessof the need for responsible heritage development. 

The center has four primary program areas to help achieve these goals:

Education Providing professional, graduate and undergraduate training
Research Innovative research programs that draw on diverse, interdisciplinary fields of study
Outreach Involving communities in the definition and development of local and regional heritage
Dialogue Fostering public awareness and dialogue on the evolving meanings of heritage

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The Center is located in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Maryland, College Park.
For more information contact Paul Shackel at pshackel@anth.umd.edu




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