The past, the present, and the future do not exist in isolation but create a web of continuities. The blurred borders between temporalities, their interlinkages and interdependencies, can be both limiting and empowering to the ways we think about, theorise and imagine possible futures.
Current global cultural, social, political, and environmental challenges contribute to a growing need to question how we frame and engage with heritage. Digital technologies in particular present new opportunities to incorporate the past into projects of the future. These developments provoke a need to reconsider how we preserve artifacts of the past, how different forms of heritage are made available, and how digital technologies will continue to affect the ways the past shapes contemporary and future societies.
Join us online on 22 May 2020 for a free, full-day conference examining topics such as hauntology, environmentalism, Scottish literature, Coronavirus and Scottish heritage, and the future of heritage around the world.