Throughout the project, the Researcher (Liz Robson) will be participating in a range of related activities. Below is a summary of some past and up-coming events:

September 2019:

Liz will be attending the 25th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists in Bern, Switzerland, to deliver a paper titled ‘A Mixed Bag: Developing a Methods ‘Toolkit’ for Assessing the Social Values of Heritage’ as part of session #73.

May 2019:

Symposium on Defining Significance and Social Value in Heritage Landscapes, Edinburgh

Liz will be participating in this invitation-only event and delivering a short presentation about her research as an input to the discussion.

Also this month, Liz will be joining Siân Jones, Judith Anderson and other colleagues from the University of Stirling and HES in a 2-day research exchange with NIKU, The Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage. These events form part of the University of Stirling’s 2019 Festival of Research.

November 2018:

Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference, Stirling

On Saturday 10th November, Liz attended this conference and hosted a discussion session on assessing social value from 13:00-13:30 in the Engine Shed ‘snug’.

Also this month, Liz made a joint submission with Siân Jones to the Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) Consultation on Prioritisation within Built Heritage.

September 2018:

Association of Critical Heritage Studies Conference, China

In early September, Liz joined other University of Stirling delegates in Hangzhou for the the IV Biennial Association of Critical Heritage Studies Conference. Prior to attending, she contributed to a ‘provocation’, co-authored with her supervisor, Siân Jones, titled Multiple methods and diverse objects: challenges in the creation of a social value ‘toolkit’ for heritage management and conservation. The paper took as an immediate reference point this collaborative doctoral project and was delivered by Professor Jones as part of session 101: Toolkits Across Borders. Liz was able to join the panel for the subsequent discussion portion of the session to answer questions about the project.

June 2018:

Learning From Loss Programme Field Trip, Scotland

For 12 days in June, Liz joined an international team of researchers and practitioners for a series of community meetings and site visits that stretched from Edinburgh in the South to Sanday Island, Orkney in the North. The project was looking at transformation of the historic environment in the face of climate change and asking questions about significance, prioritisation, and the processes of change and loss. As well as tweeting about the trip (#LearningfromLoss), Liz and University of Stirling Post-Doc Qian Gao, co-wrote the following blog reflecting on their experience:

Bringing social values into the prioritisation of heritage sites: a question of resilience?