This one-day conference will foster dialogue between researchers and professionals about the relationship between heritage research, theory and practical issues in heritage work and planning. We hope to have discussions about how ideas, theories and academic research can be applicable to heritage practice, as well as how heritage practice can benefit academic scholarship. From civic trusts to museums and community-led projects, approaches to heritage are expanding into new exciting areas including festivals, art and performances and intangible experiences.
We want to explore how practice can enrich theory, and why we need academic research into heritage. What can research add to heritage projects and events? How can grounding in experience change our understanding of theory, if we approach it with ‘applicability’ in mind?
Confirmed Keynote: Dr. Bernadette Lynch, Honorary Research Associate at University College, London, and former Deputy Director of Manchester Museum
We welcome proposals for papers of 15 minutes from across the fields of heritage and cultural studies on any topic. We particularly welcome submissions based on:
Bridging the gap between academic heritage theory and field practice
Practise-based experience through placements
Hosting academics in heritage organisations
Challenges in heritage theory and practice
Offers of papers should include an abstract of up to 300 words and a short biography. Abstracts by MA, PhD students, early career researchers and practitioners are encouraged.
Deadline for abstracts is Friday 16th September 2016. Please send submissions and queries to firstname.lastname@example.org