UCL Sustainable Heritage Bidecennial Conference 2021

The Bidecennial Conference will be held in the week commencing 22 March 2021 to mark 20 years of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage. The event will be organised in a hybrid format consisting of online sessions, workshops and roundtable discussions, and will be open to researchers and practitioners, industry and policy professionals.

The aim of the conference is to consider future directions for the field within the context of what appears to be a very open research landscape. Therefore, the programme will consist of invited, visionary contributions exploring questions of theory, methodology, impact, and sustainability, focussing on the future, and reflecting on the interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of heritage research.

The conference will be chaired by Prof Matija Strlic, and the programme will be shaped by the following four themes: (i) Future heritage, (ii) Heritage science, (iii) Heritage risk and resilience, (iv) Modern and contemporary heritage.
The outcomes will contribute to the wider debate that is defining the strategic challenges of heritage research and are planned to be published as a monograph. Further details can be found here.