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Centre Seminar Series

The Centre has a regular Tuesday seminar series, as well as hosting one-off events through the year. View the full programme

Tuesday lunchtime seminars offer a regular point of contact between staff and students with an interest in Environment, Heritage and Policy from across the University, and a warm welcome is also extended to anyone with an interest beyond the University. The aims are to share and ‘test out’ new ideas, seek wider collaboration, disseminate research, strengthen and expand upon the established links between the Divisions, and — most importantly — reinforce a strong and vibrant research culture. We also welcome external speakers. The seminars are very informal and have no single format.

Programme 2020-21  

Please see our programme summary below, or download the programme pdf here.

Until further notice, all seminars will be online and conducted using Microsoft Teams. To receive an invitation to join meetings, please ensure you are on the CEHP mailing list – send your email address to Dr Sally Foster. If you are not part of the University, we will invite you to join Teams as a guest. Meanwhile, please note the dates below in your diaries – electronic calendar invites will follow nearer the event. You can ask to leave the mailing list at any time.

All meetings run from 13:00 to 13:55 hrs.




29 September

Zoe Russell

Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology/Heritage
University of Stirling

Moving beyond ‘common-sense’ discourses of nature and heritage in the Scottish Highlands

20 October

Professor Nina Parish

French & Francophone Studies
University of Stirling

Remembering homeland and representing diaspora in virtual museums
(or now to conduct fieldwork during lockdown)

10 November


Dr Bashir Saade

Religion & Politics
University of Stirling

‘The time is out of joint’:
memory, geopolitics, and the ambivalent temporalities of Hizbullah's Resistance Tourism Museum, Lebanon

1 December


Hanneke Booij

University of Stirling

Social media research relating to the resilience of small heritage organisations during the pandemic

9 February 2021


Dr Mona Moufahim

Stirling Management School
University of Stirling

Pilgrimage, consumption and rituals:
Spiritual authenticity in a Shia Muslim pilgrimage

23 February 2021

Dr Sarah Govan

Institute of Geography and the Lived Environment
University of Edinburgh

The past in the present: history, policy and the Scottish landscape

9 March 2021


Molly Miller

Edinburgh College of Art

‘Brought alive and alight’:
community reuse of Scottish churches

23 March  2021

Sarah Watts

Biological and Environmental Sciences
University of Stirling

Bringing back the ‘wee trees’: upland habitat restoration at Scotland’s natural treeline

4 May

Dr Michael Penman

University of Stirling

City development contested:
Patrick Geddes, heritage and civic improvement in Dunfermline (1904)

18 May


Dr Kirsten Jenkins

Science, Technology and Innovation Studies Group
School of Social and Political Sciences
University of Edinburgh
Chair: Dr Clemens Hoffmann, Politics

The past, present and future of energy justice

1 June

Dr Robyn Raxworthy

formerly Environment and Sustainability Institute
University of Exeter
Chair: Dr Jennie Morgan, Heritage

Excavating the archive in Cornwall’s china clay country:
Heritage-making practices and rethinking the role of dissonance in times of change

Supporting the work of the Cultural Heritage and Extreme Events Research Programmes

Further information from Sally Foster

For updates and other Heritage Seminars see our news and events.