The World in a (Historic) House: global connections and collections

New for 2021, this seminar connects academics and heritage professionals working on the global and imperial dimensions of the historic house. 

Venue
Online
Time
Varies, see below for details
Convenors
Ben Cowell (Historic Houses), Elisabeth Grass (University of Oxford), Andrew Hann (English Heritage), Tara Innis (University of West Indies and Caribbean Heritage Network), Catherine Leonard (International National Trusts Organisation), Louis P. Nelson (University of Virginia) and Kate Smith (University of Birmingham).

About the Seminar

Returning for the academic year 2021/2, this seminar connects academics and heritage professionals working on the global and imperial dimensions of the built environment, with a particular focus on the historic house. 

We cover topics including:

  • Slavery and the built environment 
  • Landscape and violence
  • History and memory 
  • The climate emergency and environmental issues 
  • Archaeology 
  • Contested heritage, monuments, and memorialisation  
  • Conservation challenges 
  • Global domesticities 
  • Migration and diasporas 
  • International collaboration 
     

We provide a welcoming environment for ECRs, established academics, heritage professionals and heritage sector volunteers, whilst encouraging active audience participation and debate.

Queries about the programme or seminar can be directed to the seminar convenors.

Image credit: Rose Hall, the estate house of a former sugar plantation, in Jamaica.

Term 1 - Autumn 2021

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