Join UoP first Culture and Heritage Week, 20-24th September 2021.
Supported by the Democratic Citizenship Theme of the University of Portsmouth and all the stakeholders of its Culture and Heritage Hub, the first UoP Culture and Heritage Week will take place on 20-24th September 2021 and resonate with the UK Heritage Open Days 2021.
Our #CHWeekUoP21 will bring to life amazing scholarship for the people of Portsmouth, a Port city with a unique culture and heritage. In a civic partnership for a meaningful society, together we want to enrich the community through preservation, conservation, interpretation, and education to understand our present and build a common future.
“Whilst Culture and Heritage are at the heart of a modern democratic society, we aim to celebrate the world class research conducted by UoP Scholars in partnership with local, national and global actors.” -- Prof. Leïla Choukroune DC Theme Director
This event will be streamed online as well as in person.
Roundtable Discussion: The Future of Heritage: Challenges and Risks
Whilst the culture and heritage sector has proven its resilience and the public interest for the arts remains very strong, UK cultural landmarks are at risk of losing their status and financial support. Similar challenges are perceptible worldwide. In times of uncertainty, but also renewed dynamism and creation, our roundtable gathers experts from academia and civil society to interrogate the future of Culture and Heritage.
Chair: Professor Leila Choukroune
Leïla Choukroune is Professor of International Law and Director of the University of Portsmouth Thematic Area in Democratic Citizenship. She is the founder of the Culture and Heritage Hub and is responsible for launching the Culture and Heritage Week.
Mr James Daly - Portsmouth City Council
James Daly is a Cultural Development and Projects Officer for Portsmouth City Council. He is a curator, historian and researcher with a passion for connecting people, objects and stories. James is currently working on a new Heritage Strategy for Portsmouth, which he will outline during our roundtable discussion.
Dr Tarek Teba
Dr Teba is an Architectural and Cultural Heritage Scholar with an experience in the preservation and conservation of tangible and intangible heritage. Dr Teba’s work focuses on exploring the role of digital preservation strategies in promoting and communicating heritage values as well as on ensuring better diversity and inclusion of the heritage and community engagement strategies.
Dr Ann Coats
Dr Ann Coats, FRHistS, FSNR, has explored social, cultural and global connections from the 17–20th centuries through the history and heritage of Portsmouth and its dockyard communities. She led Historic England’s 20th Century Naval Dockyards: Devonport and Portsmouth Characterisation Report (2015) https://historicengland.org.uk/images-books/publications/twentieth-century-naval-dockyards-devonport-portsmouth-characterisation-report/ and was consultant to Historic England’s Portsmouth Harbour Hinterland Project Historic Character Assessment (2016).
Professor Anne Murphy
Professor Anne Murphy is Professor of History and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Her research focuses on the cultural aspects surrounding early modern financial markets and the organisation and management of the 18th-century Bank of England.
Dr Sam Robson
Dr Sam Robson is a Reader in Genomics and Bioinformatics and the Bioinformatics Lead at the Centre for Enzyme and Innovation. His research focuses on the use of "bioinformatics" (analysis of biological data using computer informatics methods) and cutting-edge high-throughput DNA sequencing technologies, in a wide range of fields including environmental microbiology, viral genomics, clinical research, and paleogenomics. Recently he has worked with the Mary Rose to analyse the DNA of the Archer Royal, to understand how his genetics might help us to understand his history and role onboard the ship.
Dr Garry Scarlett
Dr Garry Scarlett is Senior Lecturer and Associate Head of the School of Biological Sciences. His research focuses on DNA sequencing and his collaboration with the Mary Rose Museum has led to a better understanding of phenotypic characteristics, disease traits and geographic information of crew members of one of the most famous shipwrecks in history.
Dr Robert Inkpen
Dr Robert Inkpen is the research lead for the ‘Hazards, Risk and Engineering in the Environment’ theme within UPEN (University of Portsmouth Environmental Network). He is also the theme lead for Geoconservation and Heritage Science in the Centre for Applied Geosciences. His research focuses on mapping and monitoring decay forms and process on heritage structures, experimental and field analysis of decay processes, explanation and causality in geomorphology, and hazards and risk in the physical environment.
Ms Christine Taylor
Curator of Natural History, Portsmouth Museums
Date: 24 September 2021 | Friday
All the events throughout Culture and Heritage Week will be live streamed on Youtube here.
Accessibility and special requirements
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