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Cambridge Heritage Research Centre

 

HRG Label

 

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 also advertised on our Events pages.

 

Contact name: Ben Davenport 

Contact email: 

Event location: Seminar Room, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Downing Street, Cambridge and online via Zoom (registration is required for online attendance, sign up via the dedicated link for each talk)

Time: Thursdays, 1pm during term time (unless specified)

 

Lent Term 2023

1pm Thu, 26 January Dr Kevin Lane (CONICET) Past Water Futures: heritage, water security and dam restoration in the Andes Click to Register
1pm Thu, 2 February Prof. Caitlin DeSilvey (University of Exeter) Letting Be(come): undoings at the museum POSTPONED
1pm Thu, 16 February Prof. Stefan Berger (Ruhr University) Title to be confirmed Click to Register
1pm Thu, 23 February

Prof Ruth Mandel*

(University College London) Creating Heritage: exploring the tangible and intangible of Stolpersteine/Stumbling Stones Click to Register
1pm Thu, 2 March Dr Rebecca Haboucha* (University of Pennsylvania) Language in the Landscape: Exploring Cultural Inclusions and Exclusions in Canadian Heritage Interpretation POSTPONED

*Speaker presenting online

 

Past Heritage Seminars

Michaelmas Term 2022

1pm Thu, 3 November Dr Ethan Cochrane (University of Auckland) Niche Construction, Heritage Ecology, and Ancient Sāmoan Agriculture  
1pm Thu, 10 November Dr Lauren Yapp  (Brown University) The making of a “heritage citizen”: historic preservation, urban gentrification, and personal transformation in Indonesia  
1pm Thu, 17 November Dr Tanja Hoffmann (University of York) Humility, Hubris, and Heritage: Tales from the Frontlines of Community-Based Research  
1pm Thu, 24 November Laura Searson (Victoria & Albert Museum) Culture in Crisis: Leveraging the Power of Museums in Heritage Preservation Internationally - a conversation with Dr Dacia Viejo Rose POSTPONED
1pm Thu, 1 December Prof John Scofield (University of York) 'The Moon and the Ghetto': How Cultural Heritage Solutions Can Help Solve the World’s Wicked Problems  

 

Easter Term Seminars

1pm

Thu, 28 April

Dr Frigga Kruse

(Kiel University)

Beginning with Barentsz: first historical-archaeological steps in the reconstruction of a pre-contact Arctic ecosystem  
1pm

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

 

 

Lent Term Seminars

1pm

Thu, 20 January

Ben Stephenson (BAS Consultancy) Conducting reviews of contested heritage in the public realm: processes and principles for public bodies  
1pm

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:

2022-23

  • Easter 2023
  • Lent 2023
  • Michaelmas 2022

2021-22

 2020-21

2019-20

2018-19

2017-18

2016-17

2015-16

2014-15

2013-14

2012-13

2011-12

  • Lent 2012
  • Michaelmas 2011

2010-11

2009-2010

  • Lent 2010
  • Michaelmas 2009

2008-09