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The Cambridge Heritage Research Group (HRG) meets regularly in term-time for discussions on the theme of heritage. The program includes talks by invited speakers as well as members of the Cambridge Heritage Research Centre. Forthcoming talks are advertised on our Events pages.


Contact name: Ben Davenport 

Contact email: 

Event location: Online via Zoom (registration is required, sign up via the dedicated link for each talk)

Time: Most Thursdays at 1pm during term time


Easter Term Seminars


Thu, 28 April

Dr Frigga Kruse

(Kiel University)

Beginning with Barentsz: first historical-archaeological steps in the reconstruction of a pre-contact Arctic ecosystem Click here to register

Thu, 5 May

Dr Kirstine Møller (National Museum and Archives of Greenland and Memorial University of Newfoundland and Greenland, Ilismatusarfik—the University of Greenland)

Towards an ethical archaeology: challenges in bridging the gap between Indigenous knowledge and archaeological practice in Kalaallit Nunaat

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Lent Term Seminars


Thu, 20 January

Ben Stephenson (BAS Consultancy) Conducting reviews of contested heritage in the public realm: processes and principles for public bodies  

Thu, 27 January

Dr Banu Pekol (Berghof Foundation) Soft Diplomacy through Difficult Cultural Heritage: Perspectives from Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation  
12pm Thu, 3 February Dr. Ege Yildirim (Heritage Planner) Insights on Cultural Heritage and Sustainability: Global and Local, Policy and Practice Available on YouTube
1pm Thu, 10 February Dr Gilly Carr (University of Cambridge) Safeguarding Sites: Writing a European charter to safeguard Holocaust sites in Europe  
1pm Thu, 3 March Dr James Bulgin (Imperial War Museum) Re-framing the Holocaust at IWM  
1pm Thu, 10 March Prof Rebecca Madgin (University of Glasgow) Why do historic places matter? Emotional attachments to Urban Heritage  
1pm Wed, 16 March Dr Peter Bille Larsen (Universite de Geneve) Equitable World Heritage:  contradiction in terms or real possibility?   
1pm Thu, 24 March Dr Lauren Yapp (Brown University) The making of a “heritage citizen”: historic preservation, urban gentrification, and personal transformation in Indonesia   



Previous term cards can be found at the links below:



  • Easter 2022
  • Lent 2022
  • Michaelmas 2021











  • Lent 2012
  • Michaelmas 2011



  • Lent 2010
  • Michaelmas 2009