Heritage Conference 2024: Call for abstracts

21 May 2024

Heritage is woven into the world around us, and the Eastern Arc region is particularly rich in both its built, cultural and natural history.

It is home to a Unesco World Heritage Site, a City of Literature and a Biosphere Reserve, and the greater southeast has more museums than in any other part of the country, as well as a third of England’s listed buildings.

Our conference this year is going to explore the opportunity that this richness offers us, but also the challenges that it faces. Heritage can improve our wellbeing and be a driver for economic growth. It can support placemaking and pride, and engender social cohesion and civic engagement.

However, it is increasingly at risk from both climate change and heritage crime, as well as a lack of funding as spending is squeezed by the cost of living crisis.

We want to hear from a diverse range of researchers, archivists, curators and other stakeholders about the issues and ideas they work with everyday, the challenges and opportunities, the projects and the potential.

If you’ve got an idea for a session and want to be an active part of our conference, fill in this simple form with some details.

The deadline is 1 July.

If you want to discuss your idea or have any other questions, contact Phil Ward (p.ward@easternarc.ac.uk).

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