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Festival of Ideas: Heritage in an Age of Extremes?

When Oct 18, 2018
from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Where Dept of Plant Sciences, Large Lecture Theatre
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Heritage in an Age of Extremes?

The Cambridge Heritage Research Centre (CHRC) brings together leading experts in the field of heritage to explore how heritage is used, created, lost and found in extreme conditions. Through presentations and panel discussion the panel will present current research on how heritage fares in contexts of extreme environments be they natural, cultural , geological or political.

Through a series of presentations and a panel discussions our speakers will consider whether we are living in an age of unparalleled extremes. How do ideologies of extremism use heritage, and to what effect? How does living on a disappearing coastline or an earthquake-prone region shape one’s understanding of heritage and belonging?

Festival of Ideas



Dr Paola Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco (School of Philosophy and Art History, University of Essex) 

Dr Bryan Lintott (Scott Polar Research Centre, University of Cambridge) 

Mr Tom Crowley (Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge) 

Dr Felipe Gaitán Ammann (Departamento de Antropología, Universidad de los Andes)

Panel Chair:

Dr Dacia Viejo Rose (Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge)


Location: Department of Plant Sciences, Large Lecture Theatre, Downing Site, Downing Street, CB2 3EA

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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.