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Research on spatial heritage is scattered over many academic disciplines, such as architecture, architectural history, archaeology, urban history, landscape studies and heritage studies. These topics are taught throughout the Randstad at a range of different universities with foci in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Technology. The Re-scape colloquia aim to bring together senior and junior scholars to establish common languages, theories, methodologies and practices and to create the foundation for novel research approaches.
Big Issues in the Heritage Sector
To identify key issues, stimulate knowledge transfer across all parts of the heritage sector and develop cohesive and coordinated plans of action, the Centre for Global Heritage and Development initiates an annual ‘Big Issues Event’. The event will involve current and emerging leaders in thought and action from a range of NGOs, ministries, universities, heritage institutions, companies and freelancers, who will be invited to discuss heritage concerns on different scales, from specific local questions to more global ‘blue-sky’ issues.
Water and Heritage for the Future Conference
Men has long shaped his environment in response to water: from drainage and drinking to defense against flooding and to waterways for shipping, water is a core aspect of heritage structures and narratives in cities and landscapes. In the coming decades, the impact of climate change will threaten existing heritage on coast lines, low-lying delta cities and rural areas as well as irrigation systems and water supplies around the world. The Centre for Global Heritage and Development together with ICOMOS Netherlands cooperate in the collection and presentation of scientific evidence, and the development of policy relevant documentation and awareness raising materials in the project “Water and Heritage for the Future”.
The modest exhibition 'Oliedam' in Rotterdam Museum (from July 2016 till January 2017) shows how oil shaped the city of Rotterdam. Based on the research of Centre for Global Heritage and Developments' Prof. Carola Hein
Focus on Migrant Heritage
From August 22-26 the Nias Lorentz Workshop 'Migrant (R)e Collections was held in Leiden. The main goal was to find a template how to improve access to migration heritage. There is a great need with small communities (like migrant communities) to find ways to preserve their heritage and to tell their stories, stories that demonstrate the high impact of the relocation and settlement on the lives of individuals. At the same time it is hard to find institutions who can help them and offer sustainable solutions for (digitally) preserving and sharing their heritage.