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AHRC Heritage launched to enhance UK heritage research

last modified Nov 01, 2017 02:08 AM
AHRC Heritage Research, a priority area established to enhance heritage research across the UK, was launched in early October at a three-day major conference in London. The AHRC Heritage Research team - led by Professor Rodney Harrison at University College London - will raise the profile of the heritage sector and provide leadership by working with the research community and partner organisations, in particular helping early career researchers to access opportunities.

The AHRC identified heritage as one of three priority areas because of the profound difference it makes to society. As part of the launch, the AHRC Heritage Priority Area team organised three days of events. They included a day-long conference on Thursday 5th October organised in partnership with the Association of Critical Heritage Studies and entitled 'Heritage Studies: Critical Approaches and New Directions'.

Thursday’s conference was followed by an evening panel to debate the role of Heritage research in policy and practice. Professor Harrison, the AHRC Heritage team leader, chaired the discussion joining academic colleagues and senior representatives from the Science Museum, the British Library, the National Trust, the Heritage Alliance, the Historic Houses Association and Historic England. A workshop on Friday focused on how heritage research may help address challenges faced by developing countries as part of the Global Challenges Research Fund.

 

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