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Humanities

Assembling Alternative Futures for Heritage Seminar

Origin: 
Archaeology
Time:
17:00
Date:
9 December 2015
Venue:
John Wymer Lab Building 65a Faculty of Humanities

For more information regarding this seminar, please email Dr. Marta Díaz-Guardamino at M.M.Diaz-Guardamino-Uribe@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

Part of the Archaeology Seminar Series and the Centre for Transnational Studies in Modern Languages

Abstract

How does heritage make the future? From nuclear waste in Sweden to global endangered languages, from a frozen genetic 'Ark' in Nottingham to the global seed vault in Arctic Norway, and from 'rewilded' landscapes in Portugal to paper-based archives in Paris, Assembling Alternative Futures for Heritage (AAFH) aims to develop a broad, international and cross-sectoral comparative framework for understanding 'heritage' not as a domain which is concerned with the past, but rather as a series of heterogeneous yet distinctive practices oriented towards assembling (alternative) futures.  This paper introduces this collaborative research project, which involves a team of 10 researchers, 3 PhD students and 21 international partner organisations, and aims to show how its broad themes relate to some of the most pressing ecological, social and political issues of our time.

Speaker information

Dr Rodney Harrison, UCL. Reader in Archaeology, Heritage and Museum Studies

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