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.