Heritage Studies: Critical Approaches and New Directions
October 5, 2017
British Academy, London
The AHRC Heritage Priority Area team, in association with the UK Chapter of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies, look forward to hosting this one-day conference on Heritage Studies: Critical Approaches and New Directions, which will take place at the British Academy in London on Thursday 5 October 2017.
The Conference lies between a public lecture taking place the evening before, and an evening panel discussion on the role of heritage research in policy and practice directly after the Conference, both of which we invite you to attend.
We are thrilled to welcome our two keynote speakers for the Conference:
Christopher Whitehead, Professor of Museuology, Newcastle University; and
Sian Jones, Professor and Chair of Environmental History and Heritage, University of Stirling
The Conference programme will also hold six sessions planned throughout the day, loosely themed around:
Politics and Policy
Brexit and Heritage
The Environment and Heritage Management
Digital Heritage and Museum/Visitor Experience
We have over 40 presentations which will showcase current research projects or explore emerging and future research directions in critical heritage studies.
We hope to encourage a wide range of discussions from a number of different disciplines and backgrounds.
Below is a list of confirmed speakers, their title and the session they will present in:
Cultural Heritage and post-war reconciliation in Syria: Damascus and Aleppo
Madelaine Jane Dowd
A new approach to reconstructing disaster zones with a respect for the cultural heritage, and what the designers’ role is within the reconstruction
Power in Place: The Social History of Maze Long Kesh Prison
Heritage criteria for post-war mental healthcare facilities and the potential of architectural heritage in the fight against stigmatisation
Difficult heritage, heritage, that hurts or dark tourism?
‘The fearful Object’: The heritage of culpability and blame
Counter-Mapping Authorized Developmental Accounts of Experience at an Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Northern Uganda
Archaeological Space and the Politics of Heritage in Contemporary Pakistan
(Multi)Cultural Heritage: New Perspectives on Public Culture, Identity and Citizenship
Feminist Arts Practice and Research: opportunities & a thorn in the side
When diversity comes in: understanding and transforming futures in London archives and collections
Heritage enactment as an information practice: towards a cross-disciplinary framework for the social inclusion of refugees and asylum seekers in the local community
Transitional Ruins – Putting In-Betweenness to Work at St. Peter’s-Kilmahew
Cultural Heritage and Communities: empowering the enemy?
A case study of communitarian participation in the Qhapaq Ñan-Peru.
Russian Old Believers’ heritage in transition
Stezky/Pathways: Mapping the cultural landscape of Czech-American settlements through objects, sounds and folklore. (Art & Auto-ethnography)
Expanded Interiors: bringing contemporary site-specific fine-art practice to Roman houses at Herculaneum and Pompeii.
Ethnography and the Insider/Outsider Disparity - Rethinking Community Engagement in Heritage Studies
Brexit & Heritage Session
John Pendlebury & Loes Veldpaus
Introduction: Heritage and Brexit
Chiara Bonacchi & Marta Krzyzanska
Political Identities at the Time of Brexit: the roles of the past and post-expert practices
Identity, Value and Protection: The Role of Statutory Heritage Regimes in Post-Brexit England
Valorising the common European heritage – from national to transnational perspective
“We want our country back”: the role of the Authorised Heritage Discourse in the EU Referendum 2016
Attitudes to Brexit in Visitor Research into European Identities: a preliminary look
Kalliopi Fouseki, & George Alexopoulos
From Grexit to Brexit
Rebecca Magdin, Pollyanna Ruiz, David Webb, Tim Snelson
"You Can't Move History": Engaging Youth in Cultural Heritage.
Digital Heritage & Museum/Visitor Experience Session
Jen Ross & Michael Sean Gallagher
Critical perspectives on mobilities, mobile technology, and heritage futures
Mapping Memory Routes - a Multisensory Approach to Art, Migration and Critical Heritage Studies
Chiara Bonacchi & Marta Krzyzanska
Digital Heritage Research: designs, epistemologies and ethics in a world of big(?) data
Museum disposals and the power of communication
Museum volunteering on prescription?
The use of stories to create visitor experience by the National Trust
World Heritage, archaeological tourism and social value: a comparative study in China
Rebecca Farley & Niki Black
Mapping Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience: Creation, Consumption and Exchange
Politics & Policy Session
Herdis Holleland & Elisabeth Niklasson
The rise of European far-right and the new politicization of heritage
Cultural Heritage Law: a critical approach
Translating heritage in English case law
‘Wicked problems’ and knowledge management in heritage.
The politics of heritage: the limits of policy
The heritage – tourism paradox in urban regeneration and development
The Environment & Heritage Management Session
The landscape of the familiar: continuity and discontinuity through ‘re-naturing’
The inter-related natural and cultural heritage of Rosa spinosissima and Scots Roses.
Food security and European heritage: the botanic garden as contact zone
Heritage in times of accelerated climate change: enduring connections
Gates and Gatekeeping: Heritage and Nuclear Waste
Ruchit Purohit & Theodore Zamenopoulos
Understanding factors that influence decision-making in managing change in historic places of worship in England
Unpacking the relationship between heritage management and commercial strategy: the case of intellectual property protection and UNESCO heritage inscriptions for foodways in Europe
Registration is now open.
Critical Approaches and New Directions
Thursday 5 October 2017
The AHRC Heritage Priority Area team, in association with the UK Chapter of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies, invite paper proposals for the forthcoming conference on Heritage Studies: Critical Approaches and New Directions to be held at the British Academy in London.