The Eastern Arc Conference 2024

The East and Southeast of England are rich in both built, cultural and natural heritage. Their long histories of trade and transport, religion and warfare, migration, pilgrimage and pleasure have meant that the regions have a significant number of heritage assets.

Many of these benefit local communities economically, but also give a sense of identity and pride to them. As such they can play an important part in individual wellbeing and social cohesion.

This 1.5 day conference will explore this to identify ways that universities, regional and national organisations, and local communities can work together for the benefit of all and to safeguard future prosperity.

The conference is open to all, within the EARC region and beyond, but places are limited. It is free to attend, and delegates can choose to attend either the first day, the second day, or both. Although free, delegates are responsible for paying for their own travel and dedicated conference accommodation.


The conference will be hosted in the award-winning Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.


The programme will be published here in July. If you want to lead one of our breakout sessions, please click on the link below.


Registration will open in July. In the meantime, please make a note of the date: 2-3 September 2024. 

Want to get involved?

We are keen to encourage a diverse range of researchers, academics, regional and national stakeholders to work with us in developing our conference, but also in our wider work around heritage, which is one of our four strategic priorities for 2025-30.

To find out how to get involved, click on the links below.