History, Heritage and Ideology: the commemoration of benefactors

24 Mar 2017, 09:00 to 24 Mar 2017, 18:30
Conference / Symposium
IHR Wolfson Conference Suite, NB01/NB02, Basement, IHR, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Cultural institutions, not least universities, have depended for centuries on private benefactions.  But the wealth from which these derive has frequently come from activity that is counter to modern social and ethical standards, and donors may have had dubious motives for their giving.  In the light of the duty of these institutions to uphold the highest contemporary values, what is their duty to their benefactors?  How, for example, should they acknowledge them?  This conference will be of interest to all students of history and to those engaged in educational and cultural fundraising.

Speakers include:

  • Professor Richard Rex (University of Cambridge)
  • Professor Lawrence Goldman (IHR)
  • Profoessor Stuart Jones (University of Manchester)
  • Dr Jill Pellew (IHR)
  • John Shakeshaft (University of Cambridge)
  • Dr Laura Van Broekhoven (Director of the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford)
  • Dr Tiffany Jenkins (author of Keeping their Marbles)
  • Professor William Whyte (University of Oxford)
  • Max Harris (University of Oxford)
  • Dr Nick Draper (UCL)
  • Professor Brian Young (University of Oxford)
  • Victoria Harrison (formerly of the Wolfson Foundation)

  • Bill Abrahams (University of London)

  • Anna Eavis (Blue Plaques)

For the preliminary conference programme, please click here

Full fee: £35
Student/unwaged/retired/ IHR Friend: £25 

This conference has been organised by: Dr Jill Pellew & Professor Lawrence Goldman (IHR)


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