Heritage as Global Challenge: Launch of joint University of Gothenburg/UCL Centre for Critical Heritage Studies

5 May 2016

Rowlands Gothenburg

Members of the UCL Institute of Archaeology recently joined other colleagues from UCL at the University of Gothenburg (UG), Sweden for the launch of a new, collaborative UCL/UG Centre for Critical Heritage Studies.

The collaborative research centre, based in the UK at the UCL Institute of Archaeology and involving researchers from across the university, is funded under a successful c.£3.7m bid to the ‘University of Gothenburg Centers for Global Societal Challenges’ call for research centre funding, awarded to Kristian Kristiansen and Ola Wetterberg at UG and Beverley Butler, Rodney Harrison and Mike Rowlands at UCL.

The centre will be funded under this scheme for 6 years from April 2016. It will conduct joint research, initially under five main thematic areas

  • Making Global Heritage Futures
  • Curating the City
  • Embracing the Archive
  • Heritage and Wellbeing
  • Science and Heritage/Critical Conservation Studies

At the launch, Professor Mike Rowlands presented the keynote address on Heritage Justice.

Further details of planned activities relating to this research centre will be made available shortly.

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