Contested Heritage and Ethics

9 Feb 2022, 1.00PM–5.00PM
Contested Heritage and Ethics

Annual Heritage and Conservation Symposium (virtual) on current challenges and opportunities in heritage and conservation

This year the symposium will take the form of a panel exploring the challenges and opportunities created by contested heritage and the ethical considerations raised by its care, presentation and interpretation. The ways in which we can work with communities to address issues relating to power, identity and social justice are also part of the framing for this panel. Panellists from across the heritage and museum sectors will draw on their own experience and use concrete examples to inform the discussion. Ten-minute panel papers from each of the speakers will be followed by a panel discussion and finally questions and comments from the audience.

Sponsored by the Centre for Environment, Heritage and Policy at the University of Stirling, this free half-day symposium is co-organised with students taking our MSc Heritage. The primary audiences are students from this MSc, as well as our BA (Hons) Heritage and Tourism, and PhD programme. However, the first half of the event is open to academic staff and external guests from our Centre network. The second half of the symposium focuses on employability and career development and is targeted at University of Stirling heritage students.

See the full programme

Speakers / panelists

Fran Coles ACR
Conservation & Documentation Manager, Bristol Culture & Creative Industries

Dr Mark A. Hall
Collections Officer, Perth Museum & Art Gallery

Dr Bernadette Lynch
PhD, Writer, Researcher, Lecturer, Solidarity in Action Network. Honorary Research Associate, University College London


The event will take online using Teams and there is no booking required. Please use the following links to join:

Microsoft TeamsJoin on your computer or mobile app

Call in (audio only)+44 131 460 4091 United Kingdom, Edinburgh (Phone Conference ID: 152 186 385#)

More upcoming events