Actions and Detail Panel
Brexit, Archaeology and Heritage: Reflections and Agendas
Fri, May 5, 2017, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM BST
An event to bring together researchers in archaeology and heritage studies at UCL to share reflections on the developing 'Brexit' situation, and begin shaping agendas for action. This workshop day is envisaged as a wide-ranging opening event in a series which will, in due course, look in more detail at specific themes.
Each section to include a series of short (10 minute) reflective statements or provocations and discussion time.
The event is free; refreshments, lunch and a post-event drinks reception will be provided. Places are limited, so please RSVP via Eventbrite to indicate your interest in attending and to ensure we cater for the correct number of participants.
11.00 - 12.30 Part 1: Scholarship, citizenship and collaboration: practical impacts of Brexit on the lives and interactions of those working in archaeology and heritage
Michael Browne (UCL ERIO): Update on European collaborations
Isa Benedetti-Whitton (ASE): Brexit and commercial archaeology
Gai Jorayev (IoA CAA): Academic mobility and EU funding
Uta Staiger (UCL European Institute): UCL research and policy engagement on Brexit
12.30 - 13.30 lunch
13.30 - 15.00 Part 2: New nationalisms and the past: heritage and identity in the UK, Europe and beyond
Chiara Bonacchi (IoA): The British past in Brexit debates on social media: Uses and meanings
Andrew Gardner (IoA): Brexit, empire, and the problem of Englishness
Lorna-Jane Richardson (UCLDH) & Tom Booth (NHM): Ancient DNA analysis, nationalism and the Far Right
Corinna Riva (IoA): Archaeology and nationalism in 18th/19th century Italy
15.00 - 15.30 coffee break
15.30 - 17.00 Part 3: Expertise and academia in the age of 'post-truth' politics: implications for archaeology and heritage
Rodney Harrison (IoA): Who needs experts? Heritage, crowd sourcing and the paradox of popularist nationalism
Wendy Higgs (IoA): Tales from the Referendum campaign
Dean Sully (IoA): Bridging the gap between popularism and people
Closing comments-Sue Hamilton, Director of the UCL Institute of Archaeology
17.00+ drinks reception