Opening New Pathways to Impact across Heritage Research, Policy and Practice Two Half-Day Conferences: Global Challenges, Sustainability and the Politics of Heritage

Gillian Foster of WU was an invited speaker for the seminar entitled, Global Challenges, Sustainability and the Politics of Heritage which was part of the 2-day event developed by the AHRC Heritage Priority Area Leadership Fellowship (PALF) project at University College London in July 2020. The seminar’s invited speakers are all practitioners and researchers in the field of cultural heritage preservation.  The series was held to provide space for open discussion and debate.

The presentation, entitled “Thinking about Circularity and Heritage in Europe”. Dr. Foster discussed the politics and policies in Europe about cultural heritage. A video of the presentation can be found here.

The AHRC Heritage Priority Area team – led by Heritage Leadership Fellow Professor Rodney Harrison, and based at the UCL Institute of Archaeology – worked with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC),  the heritage research community, and heritage partner organisations, from 2017 to 2020 to draw together and stimulate the development of a wide range of research across the arts and humanities which contributed towards understanding heritage. During the project, the team aimed to support the interconnections between research, policy and practice, both in the UK and internationally.