School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Cultural Heritage and Community Engagement Research group

The Cultural Heritage and Community Engagement at the University of Edinburgh is an interdisciplinary research group. Its home is in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology and collaborate with colleagues in Art, Design and Architecture, Ethnography and Anthropology.

Event description

The Cultural Heritage and Community Engagement Research group offers three more engaging meetings this semester. We hope you can join us for one of the events which are part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage - and co-produced with colleagues at Heriot-Watt University, and we are glad we can be part of their month-long  Sustainable Communities Heritage Festival 2018.

Event schedule

Semester 1 2018
Date Speaker Topic Venue
Wednesday 24 Oct Workshop: How to engage through awareness? This session is intended as a workshop for those with experience of community engagement projects, but also in particular for those who do not, but are interested in setting up a project.  The workshop will include a case study from a visiting researcher, Fatma Keshk (Freie Universität Berlin), from Cairo, who has extensive experience of community engagement within varied contexts in Egypt, and has developed a training module on how to engage with communities through raising awareness. Some of you might be interested to hear Fatma’s lecture for ArchSoc the previous day (23rd October, 18.30 Place TBA - Teviot L.T. or Meadow L.T.), 'About Golden Treasures and Pyramids - ancient Egypt in the mind of contemporary Egyptians'. 12.00-14.00, Seminar Room 2, Chrystal MacMillan Building
Wednesday 7 Nov     122.00-14.00, Seminar Room 1, Chrystal Macmillan Building, George Square, Edinburgh (tbc)

Wednesday 14 Nov

Cait McCullagh (HWU/UHI) and Kirsten Leask (LfSS), chaired by Heather Pulliam (Edinburgh College of Art)

Creative and critically engaged approaches to heritage development - Workshop: Co-curating community heritages

15:15–ca.16:30, Room G.16, Doorway 4, Old Medical School, Teviot Place, EH8 9AG

Wednesday 28 Nov

POSTPONED Fiona Watson (Scotland's Urban Past), Gemma Tully,  chaired by Tanja Romankiewicz (Edinburgh)

POSTPONED The magic and the myth of co-production: round-table discussion on co-produced community projects. What can we learn from the exciting and the challenging aspects of producing heritage research together with local communities?

POSTPONED 13:00-14:30, Heriot-Watt University, South Pod, Edinburgh Business School, Gait 11, The Avenue, Currie EH14 4AS 

Wednesday 28 Nov

Ullrich Kockel (Heriot-Watt) and Katriina Siivonen (UTU)

Creative and critically engaged approaches to heritage development - Workshop: Making heritage futures

15:15-17:15Heriot-Watt University, South Pod, Edinburgh Business School, Gait 11, The Avenue, Currie EH14 4AS