University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Department of Anthropology




Dr. Helaine Silverman

Professor of Anthropology, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, LAS Global Studies, Center for Global Studies, European Union Center, Landscape Architecture, and Recreation, Sport and Tourism

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Office Hours

  • M/W/F 4:00-5:00

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Education

  • PhD, Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin
  • MA, Anthropology, Columbia University
  • BA, Anthropology, Queens College of the City University of New York

Academic/Professorial/Institutional Positions

  • Visiting Research Fellow, Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, University of Birmingham, UK, 2013-2016
  • ICOMOS International (International Council on Monuments and Sites)
  • Expert Member, ICAHM (ICOMOS Scientific Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management)
  • Expert Member, ICTC (ICOMOS Scientific Committee, International Cultural Tourism Committee)
  • Founding Member, UNESCO Center for Global Citizenship

Current University Appointments

  • Professor, Department of Anthropology
  • Director, CHAMP/Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management and Policy
  • Faculty Member Affiliate: Center for Global Studies, European Union Center, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Department of Landscape Architecture, Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism

Editorial Positions

  • Editor of the Left Coast Press book series, “Heritage, Tourism and Community”
  • Co-editor of the Springer Press/ICAHM book series, “Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Archaeological Heritage Management”
  • Editorial board, American Anthropologist
  • Editorial board, International Journal of Heritage Studies
  • Editorial board, Heritage and Society
  • Editorial board, Boletín de Arqueología PUCP
  • Editorial board, Turismo y Patrimonio
  • Editorial board, Thema. Contemporary Thought and Debate on Museums, Societies and Cultures

Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • cultural heritage, cultural politics, cultural governance, cultural rights
  • critical museum studies
  • anthropology of tourism
  • memory, identity, nationalism
  • historic urban environments
  • architecture and the built environment
  • spatial theory
  • anthropology of death
  • encounters with the past as popular culture
  • geographical areas: Peru, Southeast Asia, England

Courses

  • Anth 557: Social Construction of Space
  • Anth 462: Museum Theory and Practice
  • Anth 460: Heritage Management
  • Anth 420: Case Studies in Global Heritage
  • Anth 224: Tourist Cities and Sites
  • Anth 180: Anthropology and Archaeology of Death
  • Anth 175: Archaeology and Popular Culture
  • GLBL 298: Tourism and Economic Development in Peru

Publications

Books

  • Encounters With Popular Pasts. Heritage and Popular Culture. Ed. Mike Robinson and Helaine Silverman. NY: Springer, 2015.
  • Cultural Heritage Politics in China. Ed. Tami Blumenfield and Helaine Silverman. NY: Springer, 2013.
  • Contested Cultural Heritage: Religion, Nationalism, Erasure and Exclusion in a Global World. Ed. Helaine Silverman. NY: Springer, 2011.
  • Intangible Heritage Embodied. Ed. D. Fairchild Ruggles and Helaine Silverman. NY: Springer, 2009.
  • Handbook of South American Archaeology. Ed. Helaine Silverman and William H. Isbell. NY: Springer, 2008.
  • Cultural Heritage and Human Rights. Ed. Helaine Silverman and D. Fairchild Ruggles. NY: Springer, 2007.
  • Archaeological Site Museums in Latin America. Ed. Helaine Silverman. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2006.
  • Andean Archaeology III: North and South. Ed. William H. Isbell and Helaine Silverman. NY: Springer, 2006.
  • Anthropology and Humanism, volume 30, number 2, Themed issue: “Performance, Tourism and Ethnographic Practice: An Exploration of the Work of Edward M. Bruner” . Ed. Helaine Silverman. 2005.
  • Andean Archaeology, Blackwell Global Archaeology Series. Ed. Helaine Silverman. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004.
  • Andean Archaeology II: Art, Landscape, and Society. Ed. Helaine Silverman and William H. Isbell. NY: Plenum/Kluwer, 2002.
  • Andean Archaeology I: Variations in Sociopolitical Organization. Ed. William H. Isbell and Helaine Silverman. NY: Plenum/Kluwer, 2002.
  • Silverman, Helaine. Ancient Nasca Settlement and Society. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2002.
  • Silverman, Helaine, and Donald A. Proulx. The Nasca. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2002.
  • The Space and Place of Death. Ed. Helaine Silverman and David B. Small. Washington, D.C.: Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association, Number 11, 2002.
  • Silverman, Helaine. Ancient Peruvian Art. An Annotated Bibliography. NY: G. K. Hall/Simon & Schuster Macmillan, 1996.
  • Silverman, Helaine. Cahuachi in the Ancient Nasca World. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1993.