Videos of our Climate Heritage and Sustainability Half Day Events Now Online

Friday 11 September 2020

On Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd of July 2020, we hosted two half day conferences, titled Global Challenges, Sustainability and the Politics of Heritage and Pathways and Barriers to Climate Action through Heritage Research via an online platform. The programme can be found here.

These were organised by Hana Morel as part of the successful Follow-On-Funding Opening New Pathways to Impact across Heritage Research, Policy and Practice.

The conferences focused on:

  • What are the opportunities and challenges of the sustainability concept and how can heritage research contribute towards understanding it further?
  • How can heritage research help inform evidence-based policies related to sustainable development challenges, such as issues of social justice, instability, and legacies between nations and peoples?
  • Can heritage research help ensure successful implementation towards achieving sustainable development (e.g. through ensuring programmes understand and work within local contexts)?
  • How can heritage research support effective frameworks of government, or support the political will to transform research and innovation into sustainable long-term practices?
  • What can heritage research contribute towards characterising and qualifying climate-related risks?
  • How can heritage research help build resilience to climate variability and change without exacerbating existing inequalities?
  • What can heritage research offer climate services to help individuals and communities make climate-smart decisions?

The speakers of the events were:

Sustainability-focused speakers, 22 July 

Adala Leeson, Head of Social and Economic Analysis and Evaluation, Historic England

Alex Sotheran, Defence Infrastructure Organisation/Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust

Alison Heritage, Project Manager, ICCROM

Beth Perry, Professorial Research Fellow, University of Sheffield

Gameli Kodzo Tordzro, Research Associate, University of Glasgow

Gillian Foster, Researcher, Vienna University of Economics and Business

Hana Morel, Research Associate, UCL 

Harman Saggar, Head Economists for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, DCMS

Kalliopi Fouseki, Programme Director/Senior Lecturer for Sustainable Heritage, UCL

Krystyna Swiderska, Principal Researcher, iied

Michael Stubbs, Land Use and Planning Advisor, National Trust

Sara Turnbull, Founder/Director, WorkWild


Climate-focused speakers, 23 July

Caitlin DeSilvey, Professor of Cultural Geography, University of Exeter

Carl Carrington, Head of Planning and Conservation, Blackpool Council

Emma Woodham, Climate Change Programme Manager, Glasgow Science Centre

Ewan Hyslop, Head of Technical Research and Science, Historic Environment Scotland

Hannah Fluck, Head of Environmental Research, Historic England

Kate Lonsdale, AHRC UK Climate Resilience Programme Champion, Leeds University

Mariella de Soissons, Policy Advisor, Climate Change and Adaptation, Defra

Navin Piplani, Principal Director, INTACH Heritage Academy, New Delhi

Sandra Henry, Lead Research Archaeologist, CHERISH (Discovery Programme)

Sanjay Johal, Community Flood Resilience Project Officer, National Flood Forum

Victoria Bankes Price, Planning Advisor, Forestry Commission

Yann Grandgirard, Project Manager, Edinburgh World Heritage


Presentations are available below. Please note that any presentation not available is either awaiting permission or honouring previous requests.

Hana Morel, UCL Krystyna Swiderska, iied Adala Leeson, Historic England Gameli Kodzo Tordzro, University of Glasgow Panel Discussion: Adala Leeson, Gameli Kodzo Tordzro & Harman Saggar Gillian Foster, Vienna University of Economics and Business Michael Stubbs, Oxford Brookes University Q&A: Gillian Foster & Michael Stubbs Alison Heritage, ICCROM Beth Perry, University of Sheffield Kalliopi Fouseki, UCL Sara Turnbull, WorkWild Panel Discussion: Alison Heritage, Beth Perry, Kalliopi Fouseki & Sara Turnbull Alex Sotheran, Defence Infrastructure Organisation Rodney Harrison, UCL Caitlin DeSilvey, University of Exeter Navin Piplani, INTACH Heritage Academy Q&A: Caitlin DeSilvey & Navin Piplani Mari de Soissons, Defra Victoria Bankes Price, Forestry Commission Yann Grandgirard, Edinburgh World Heritage Q&A: Yann Grandgirard & Sanjay Johal Hannah Fluck, Historic England Ewan Hyslop, Historic Environment Scotland Kate Lonsdale, University of Leeds Sandra Henry, CHERISH Panel Discussion: Hannah Fluck, Ewan Hyslop, Kate Lonsdale & Sandra Henry Emma Woodham, Glasgow Science Centre