The Heritage Consortium’s First Annual Conference

Venue: Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield


Our annual conference is on 12-13 May. Please get in touch with us at if you would like to join us as we need to know for catering purposes. There will be a charge of £10 for each day for catering which is payable when you arrive.

If you are not one of our students, there is a break in the afternoon on Tuesday 12 May as there will be a Heritage Consortium student-only training session.

Tuesday 12 May

Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield

Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield

10.30 Registration/coffee

11.00 Welcome:

Keynote Professor Helen Weinstein, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge,

The Public Historian: Opportunities and Challenges for Taking History Out Into The World

12.15 lunch

1.00 Tosh Warwick, Tees Transporter Bridge, Building bridges between academia and heritage:  Doctoral placements, Heritage Lottery Fund projects and Middlesbrough’s industrial history (students and delegates)

1.45 Working with the media (for students only) OR Tour of Heritage Quay, Supervisors Meeting or free time

2.45 Break

3.00 Student presentations

Sam North

Reclaiming the Islamic legacies of anti-slavery in the post-Apartheid Cape, South Africa

Leonie Wieser

History and Heritage in Local Contexts: A Negotiation of Difference and Diversity in Past and Present Tyneside

Rachel Taylor

Heritage As Process: Examining The Construction Of Personhood In Museum Collections

Eve Hartley

The Impact of the Mechanics’ Institute Movement on Art, Design and Culture in the North of England

Jacqueline Hayes

The emergence of open-air education in industrial and de-industrialising society during the first half of the twentieth century with particular reference to the concept of the ‘delicate child’

Alice O’Mahoney

Evaluating commercial and developer communication of archaeological finds with communities

5.30 Reception


Wednesday 13 May

9.30 Student Presentations

Robert Piggott

A Place for Worship? Heritage and Religiosity in England

Nicole Cochrane

Appropriating Antiquity. Greco-Roman Sculpture and the British Public 1770-1900

James Beighton

Reasoning the need: questioning the value and role of the visual arts in the life of an industrial town

Taras Nakonecznyj

Theatres of Memory: The foundation of identity in the historic city

Annie Hicks

Digital intangible cultural heritage commodities and their use in heritage organisations for engaging visitors and audiences

11.45 Lisa O’Neill, Centre Screen Productions ‘Creating digital content for the leisure heritage sector’

12.30 Lunch

1.30 Working in the Archive Sector

2.00 A day in the life of… Nigel Wright, Collections Manager Hardwick Hall

2.45 Break

3.00 Round Table – The Future of the Past: Nigel Wright, Janette Martin, Lisa O’Neill

4.00 Finish

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