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Brexit, Archaeology and Heritage: Reflections and Agendas

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UCL Institute of Archaeology

31-34 Gordon Square

Room 612

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WC1H 0PY

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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.

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1030 Coffee

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

(Discussion)

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

(Discussion)

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

(Discussion)

Closing comments-Sue Hamilton, Director of the UCL Institute of Archaeology

17.00+ drinks reception

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United Kingdom

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