Heritage Research published Special Issue on ‘Engaging with Policy in the UK’

Friday 10 January 2020

As part of the AHRC Heritage Priority Area, a one day conference on ‘Engaging with Policy in the UK: Responding to Changes in Planning, Heritage and the Arts’  was held in collaboration with Rescue in London in October 2018. The Conference provided the opportunity to draw together academics, civil servants, private and professional bodies, and civil society organisations to address challenges and uncertainty from changing policies.  The aim was to connect researchers, practitioners and policy makers involved in the arts, culture, heritage and the natural/historic environment around key areas of shared concern.

The aims of the Conference were to discuss:

  • The challenges and opportunities resulting from changes in policy which impact the culture, arts and heritage sectors
  • The role which organisations and civil society can have in shaping policy and decision-making, and/or influencing government
  • Views on opportunities that can be taken to inform policy

The full video of the day can be watched here.

As a summary of some of the discussions raised during the Conference, Hana Morel has edited a Special Issue with Historic Environment: Policy and Practice editor Mike Dawson.


Links to articles in the contents list are below:

Hana Morel & Michael Dawson


Gill Chitty & Claire Smith

Nigel Hewitson

Peter Goatley & Nina Pindham

Roger Thomas

Dan Phillips

Georgina Holmes-Skelton

Gail Boyle

Chris Patrick

Matt Belcher, Michael Short & Mark Tewdwr-Jones

Hana Morel & Victoria Bankes Price

Book Review

Matt Thompson