International Research Exchange

The Saltire Emerging Researcher Scheme promotes mobility between Scotland and European research partners in order to strengthen existing, and seed future, research relationships

I received an award from the Saltire Scheme to spend 3-months (April – June 2022) as a visiting researcher at the University of Oslo (UiO) in Norway. My exchange was focused on shared research interests in the role heritage plays in society – in particular, questions of identity and memory – and the methods used for understanding and reflecting this in heritage management.

I was based in the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, and connected with a multi-disciplinary network of researchers through the Heritage Experience Initiative, a priority project of the UiO Faculty of Humanities that aims to develop critical heritage research in close co–operation with the heritage sector. During my exchange, I also collaborated with staff at the independent Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research, to explore how my research findings from Scotland compare with heritage management policies and practices in Norway. The project supported knowledge exchange and my extended academic networks through conference sessions, seminars and workshops with students, researchers, and heritage practitioners.

For more details, see my reflections blog.

The Saltire Emerging Researcher Scheme 2022 was funded by the Scottish Funding Council and I received my award via the Scottish Graduate School for the Arts and Humanities.