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Cambridge Heritage Research Centre

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About CHRC

Launched in 2018, the Cambridge Heritage Research Centre brings together researchers in heritage studies from across the University of Cambridge. The Centre acts as focus for the sharing and advancement of heritage research within the University. It also organises a range of seminars, lectures and workshops for academics and professionals working in the field of Heritage Studies.

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Heritage Research at Cambridge

Find out more about the wide range of heritage research being carried out by partners of the Cambridge Heritage Research Centre.

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Postgraduate Programmes in Heritage

Find out more about the University of Cambridge's MPhil in Heritage Studies and the range of Departments offering PhD programmes for researcher in heritage.

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Spotlight On...

Professor David Lowenthal died peacefully at home in London on 15 September 2018. His critical eye, through which he looked at our present, will be painfully missed. Although we think of him as the father of Heritage Studies, he is not our reluctant heritage, he is more than that: David Lowenthal is our history. CHRC Graduate Member, Andrea Kocsis provides a personal reflection on the meaning of David Lowenthal’s work to her.

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The Heritage Alliance

The Cambridge Heritage Research Centre is a member of the Heritage Alliance. The Heritage Alliance is the largest coalition of individuals and heritage organisations in the UK, working for the promotion, advocacy, development and preservation of heritage interests.

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CHRC Written Logo

The CHRC is a collaboration of six departments. This is symbolized through six stripes in Cambridge Blue in the CHRC logo. The mesh-work arising from the darker stripes represents the collaboration of the CHRC and the heritage field at large.

Upcoming events

Festival of Ideas: Heritage in an Age of Extremes?

Oct 18, 2018

Dept of Plant Sciences, Large Lecture Theatre

Afghanistan in Academia: Knowledge and Representation

Oct 20, 2018

Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS

The Role of Women in the Transmission of Heritage

Oct 25, 2018

Seminar Room, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

Upcoming events