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AHRC Heritage Priority Area Events at the British Academy

4 October 2017

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Rodney Harrison and his AHRC Heritage Priority Area team will be running a series of five events as part of an AHRC Heritage Research ‘residency’ at the British Academy this week.

The events, being held over three days and now sold-out, will include a Postgraduate and Early Career Heritage Researchers’ Workshop on Wednesday; the formal launch of the AHRC Heritage Research Priority Area by AHRC’s Chief Executive Andrew Thompson and a public lecture by Karen Salt, Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Race and Rights at the University of Nottingham, on Wednesday evening; a conference, organised in conjunction with the UK Chapter of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies on “Heritage Studies – Critical Approaches and New Directions” on Thursday; a panel discussion on heritage research, policy and practice involving academic researchers and senior representatives from Historic England, The National Trust, The Heritage Alliance, Science Museum, Historic Houses Association, and The British Library on Thursday evening, and a Heritage and Global Challenges Research Fund workshop on Friday.

Over 300 researchers, students, policy makers and representatives from the sector will come together to discuss the future of heritage research, policy and practice in the UK and internationally over the three days.

About the AHRC Heritage Priority Area

The AHRC’s Heritage Strategic Area: Future Strategy builds on earlier investments in heritage through establishing Heritage as a Priority Area (alongside Design and Modern Languages) and through its appointment of a Leadership Fellow.

Rodney Harrison began his three year term as AHRC Heritage Priority Area Leadership Fellow in January this year, working alongside a small team to assist the AHRC in meeting the objectives of the Future Heritage Research Strategy.

In addition to his work with the AHRC Heritage Priority Area team, Rodney is Principal Investigator on the major AHRC-funded Heritage Futures Research Programme.

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