5th AHRC Connected Communities Heritage Network Symposium

Date: Friday 12th February 2021                           Location: Online via Zoom

Contact: Nick Higgett at nhiggett@hotmail.com

Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-ahrc-connected-communities-heritage-network-symposium-tickets-133076169405

Although this Symposium is free it would be appreciated if you could make a small donation to Centrepoint who provide homeless young people with accommodation, health support and life skills in order to get them back into education, training and employment. Donate here or https://centrepoint.org.uk/donate/

PROGRAMME – More details here – Abstracts
Format: 10 minute presentation followed by short Q&A

9.00       Welcome


9.15       CAER Heritage: Reacting to Community Need in the time of Covid-19
Dr Oliver Davis, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology/Co-director CAER Heritage Project, School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Cardiff University

9.30       What’s On(line)? UK Museum Exhibitions during the COVID Crisis, March-June 2020
Ellie King , PhD Student, Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick/Oxford University Museum of Natural History

9.45       Puzzling through the pandemic – a Community Heritage Experience Judith Green, St. James Heritage and Environment Group

10.00     Online teaching and learning with digitised collections
Catherine Eagleton and Kamila Oles (University of St Andrews), Neil Curtis (University of Aberdeen), Maria Economou (University of Glasgow), Susannah Waters (Glasgow School of Art)


10.15     The Politics of Heritage-Futures: beyond preservation integration and rejuvenation -What are the possibilities and limitations imposed when power and ownership are contested?
Elizabeth Gardiner, Doctoral Researcher and Professor Katarzyna Kosmala University of the West of Scotland

10.30     Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience: responses and recommendations
Rebecca Farley, , Judith King,  and  Andrew Burton (PI), School of Arts and Cultures, Newcastle University

10.45     Break


11.00     A Whole Life of a Bicycle: The Design, History and Narrative in Visa Dzīve Vienā Divritenī Exhibition
Dr. Zhiyu Zhao, Beihang University, China

11.15     Preserving Chinese shadow puppetry culture through digitisation
Ken Tin-Kai Chen Associate Professor, Department of Comic Design Tainan University of Technology, Taiwan

11.30     ‘Engagement and Impact’: the challenges of translating Fiji heritage across communities
Karen Jacobs, Senior Lecturer, Sainsbury Research Unit, University of East Anglia

11.45     The Earth Museum: Connecting collections, people and place to foster generations of global storytellers
Dr Janet Owen, Executive Director, The Earth Museum

12.00     Don’t touch! From hands-on to virtual – 3D access to Bristol Museum’s Japanese Netsuke
Xavier Aure, Research Fellow, Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE and Kate Newnham, Senior Curator, Visual Arts, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

12.15     Preserving, Presenting and Prolonging the Life of Living Heritage: The Multivariate Pattern of the Dali Puzhen Bai People Tie-dye Museum
Shuye Zhang PhD student, History of Design, Royal College of Art


12.30     Embroidering the River Lugg: an exploration of its affective importance to its community
Jackie H Morris, PhD Researcher, Manchester Metropolitan University

12.45     Stitching Traditions – Our experience of co-curating with communities
Esther Shaw. Community Participation Worker, Leicestershire County Council

1.00       Lunch


2.00       Surrounding with sound: augmenting the visual world with soundscapes and dialogue.
Thom Corah, Senior Lecturer, De Montfort University

2.15       Reconstructing the Rose Playhouse
Dr E W Tatham, Mixed Reality Ltd

2.30       Thinking with History: Projecting London;s Industrial History using Immersive Technologies
Dr. Atif Mohammed Ghani Heritage 5G Ltd and Dr Jim Clifford Associate Professor, University of Saskatchewan.

2.45        ‘Glossop Times’ Cotton Mills App: Should we have built a Website instead?
Nick Higgett, Connected Communities Heritage Network

3.00       Connecting with the crowd: creating and supporting citizen research online
Pip Willcox, Head of Research and Louise Seaward, The National Archives

3.15       Developing a CRAFTED pedagogy for engaging schools with digital cultural heritage
Jo-Anne Sunderland Bowe, Heritec, UK , Jenny Siung, Chester Beatty, Republic of Ireland and Pier Giacomo Sola, Michael Culture AISBL, Belgium

3.30       Break

3.45       Walk My City: An Innovative Digital Architectural Heritage Tour for the City of Liverpool
Jemma Street, PhD Researcher, Transformation North West doctoral programme, Department of Architecture, University of Liverpool


4.00       A Proposal For Radical Hospitality
Matilda Pye , National Outreach Curator, Royal Museums Greenwich

4.15       African Perspectives on David Livingstone
Simon Ferrigno, Belong Nottingham

4.30       Reclaiming the British country house as a site of African Caribbean heritage: The making of the co-produced film Blood Sugar
Lisa Robinson (Bright Ideas Nottingham), Susanne Seymour (University of Nottingham) Shawn Sobers (University of the West of England)

4.45       Participation as an effective way to counter Authorized Heritage Discourse?
Nana Zheng (PhD Student), Faculty of Humanities|CLUE+, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Holland

5.00       Closing words

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