Exploring alternative ways of shaping future legacies and assembling common worlds across different fields of conservation practice
How is the uncertainty of the deep future conceived of and managed in different fields of conservation practice? ...
What values are associated with heritage structures and landscapes that are allowed to undergo transformation and change?...
How do museums and people in their homes decide what to keep in the face of mass production and consumption?...
Assembling and Conserving Biodiversity in a Frozen Ark
How does heritage work when we’re ‘Living in the Future’?
Heritage, Change and the 'Second-Generation' Phenomenon: Traditional Craft and Revitalization in Jingdezhen
Heritage Futures at the 2018 Association of Critical Heritage Studies Conference
Members of the Heritage Futures research team will be convening and presenting at seven sessions at the Association for Critical Heritage Studies 2018 conference at Zheijang University in Hangzhou, China from 1st-6th September.
If you’re heading there, come check out (at least) one of our sessions. Or follow our twitter @Future_Heritage and website for updates resulting from these sessions.
Caitlin DeSilvey and Nadia Bartolini. 2018. Where horses run free? Autonomy, temporality, and rewilding in the Côa Valley, Portugal. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 2018: 1-16.
We examined disposal across different heritage domains, considering the potential for ‘imaginative decommissioning’ (DeSilvey 2017) and the possible differences between disposing in cultural and natural heritage realms.
Curating profusion: assembling heritage futures in homes and museums
Jennie Morgan will give a talk on the Profusion research theme at the University of Stirling Centre for Environment, Heritage and Policy seminar series.
The 100,000 Year Question
Cornelius Holtorf. 2017. The Heritage of Rupture [Review of Patina: A Profane Archaeology. Shannon Lee Dawdy, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, 2016 & Constructing Destruction: Heritage Narratives in the Tsunami City. Trinidad Rico, Routledge, New York, NY, 2016 ]. Historical Archaeology, 51(2): 302-304.
In museums of the contemporary everyday, ‘stories’ is a term that has repeatedly been used by those with whom we have talked.
Questions of significance are of perennial, inevitable relevance to heritage conservation and management.
Rodney Harrison et al. 2016. Heritage Futures. Archaeology International 19: 68–72.
Salvation / Sacrifice
If heritage is defined by those objects, places and practices it is charged with “saving”, we rarely pause to consider its opposite effects: the ways in which it also involves forms of sacrifice.
Sarah May. 2019. Heritage, endangerment and participation: alternative futures in the Lake District. International Journal of Heritage Studies.
We work with ICOMOS on the development of policy advice. It is a non-governmental international ...
Holtorf, C. and Högberg, A. (2015). Archaeology and the future: Managing nuclear waste as a living heritage. In OECD/NEA (Eds.) Radioactive Waste Management and Constructing Memory for Future Generations; 97-101. Nuclear Energy Agency, no. 7259. Paris: OECD.
Apocalypse is a concept that has increasing currency as meaning a sudden destruction of the world, it is usually invoked in order to warn and encourage a change in behaviour.
Bureaucracy / Data
‘I can’t tell you how many objects we manage, but I can tell you the number of records’. This statement illustrates how closely heritage is connected with, perhaps even defined by, data-driven, bureaucratic processes