BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures

  • When: Back to Calendar » July 6, 2017 @ 09:00 – July 10, 2017 @ 13:00
    Where: Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site
    Contact: Hannah Stretton

    Call for Papers
    Deadline: 16 January 2017

    Bridges physically and symbolically connect places, communities and cultures; they remind us of division while at the same time providing the means for unification. This conference seeks to explore heritage of bridges –not only as remarkable physical structures connecting places and cultures but also as symbolic and metaphorical markers in the landscape.
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    Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage (IIICH) is a focal point for cross-disciplinary research, postgraduate teaching and policy engagement based at the University of Birmingham. The IIICH is a unique partnership formed over thirty years ago between the University of Birmingham and the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust (IGMT) which manages the World Heritage Site and ten museums. Our aims are: • To provide a welcoming intellectual home and a creative environment for the critical study of cultural heritage which offers new and challenging perspectives on the ways in which cultural heritage is understood, represented, managed and mobilised in different cultures and societies • To pursue research excellence, policy relevance and to engage with academic and policy communities and the heritage/ heritage-related sectors • To deliver research informed high quality postgraduate education linking theoretical understanding with practice and relevance.