Institute of Archaeology


Engaging with Policy in the UK: Responding to Changes in Planning, Heritage and the Arts

28 September 2018

The AHRC Heritage Priority Area and Rescue: The British Archaeological Trust will host a one-day conference at the UCL Institute of Archaeology on 27 October.

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The conference will address challenges and opportunities resulting from changes in policy which impact the culture, arts and heritage sectors, and will also address the role organisations and civil society can take to shape policy in Government.

There have been significant changes in the political landscape and increasing numbers of consultations/calls for evidence have emerged in the past few years, all of which are impacting the sectors that we work in.

Speakers have been invited from a range of organisations who have needed to respond to many of the changes brought forth, while also participating in government consultations by responding to proposals and calls for evidence.

The AHRC Heritage Priority Area team, led by Rodney Harrison at the Institute, works with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the heritage research community, and heritage partner organisations, to draw together and stimulate the development of a wide range of research across the arts and humanities that make an important contribution to understanding heritage.