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FP: “Popular Music Heritage, Cultural Memory and Cultural Identity”

ate:  30 January-31 January-1 February 2013

Location: Rotterdam, ERMeCCErasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture
Conference fee 120   Student fee:  60 
Deadline submission abstracts: 18 November 2012
Notification of acceptance: 1 December 2012
Deadline extended abstract/paper (at least 2000 words): 15 January 2013
 
The European project ‘Popular Music Heritage, Cultural Memory and Cultural Identity‘ (POPID), funded as part of the HERA Joint Research programme on Cultural Dynamics,   invites proposals from the academics and practitioners for a three-day conference exploring the relationship between popular music, cultural heritage, cultural memory and identity.
In addition to paper presentations, panel discussions and keynotes, the conference programme includes film/documentary screenings and tie-in events on the topic of music and film, organized in collaboration with and in the framework of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).
With a history now stretching back over fifty years, popular music forms such as rock and punk may be as potent a symbol of national or local identity as traditional representations, for example, national and regional insignia, food, drink, and sport. By looking at the articulations of popular music heritage in specific European contexts, POPID has examined popular music’s contribution to the narratives of cultural identity and representations of cultural memories. The conference covers four main themes:
I.  Music, place and local identity
This theme considers the role played by popular music, as a mass mediated cultural form, in the negotiation of cultural identity in a local, national, and international contexts. It also looks at how this articulation is expressed in other art forms, such as books and films. Possible sub-themes for papers include:
.          Mapping popular music histories and heritage
.          Local and regional music and identity
.          Cultural globalization and popular music
.          Music and place in literature and film
 
II. Popular music audiences and cultural memory
This theme explores how the popular music histories of places resonate with audience and contribute to their individual and collective memories and identity formation. Possible sub-themes include:
.          Fandom
.          Sites of music tourism and pilgrimage
.          DIY heritage
 
III. Popular music in heritage institutions
This theme looks at the proliferation of practices in heritage institutions (both physical and digital). Possible sub-themes include:
.          Cultural policy and popular music heritage
.          Popular music and locality in museum and archives
.          Popular music memory in exhibitions and archival collections
.          Practices of display and use of popular music material culture
.          Online popular music heritage practices
.          DIY heritage
 
IV. The music industry and the popular music past
This theme examines how popular music’s contribution to the narratives of cultural identity and representations of cultural memories is articulated and negotiated in the business practices of the global popular music industry. Possible sub-themes include:
.          Revivals, nostalgia and retromania
.          Commercialisation of popular music past
 
Submission of Abstracts
Abstracts should be about 500words and should indicate how the proposed presentation or panel discussion fits within the above conference themes and to which theme the paper specifically contributes.
Please submit your abstract before November 18, 2012 to popid@eshcc.eur.nl to the attention of Annemarie Kersten.
Notifications of acceptance will be communicated before 1 December 2012. An extended abstract or paper of at least 2,000 words will have to be submitted by 15 January 2013.

Visit our project website at http://www.eshcc.eur.nl/english/hera_popid/popid_conference/CFP : POPID Conference_CfP.pdf

 

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PhD: Tourisme et patrimoine, un mariage blanc ?

Tourisme et patrimoine, un mariage blanc ?
Les mises en scène de l’authenticité dans le Sud-Ouest du Burkina Faso
La soutenance aura lieu le lundi 12 novembre 2012, à 14h, salle des colloques, au 18, quai Claude Bernard, 69 007 Lyon (Tramway T1, arrêt : Quai Claude Bernard)

Résumé de thèse:

Héritiers de ceux qui durant la période coloniale avaient juré sur les autels de terre de ne jamais suivre « la voie des blancs », les paysans de la région Sud-Ouest du Burkina Faso sont réputés pour avoir conservé leurs « us et coutumes ». La situation touristique ayant remplacé la situation coloniale, l’industrie du voyage réactualise les imaginaires du farouche guerrier et présente un « pays lobi », aujourd’hui pacifié, comme une destination propice à une « rencontre entre les peuples ». À l’aide d’objets, d’images et de discours, la mise en scène promotionnelle alimente le mythe de l’autre authentique, jouant ainsi des fantasmes et du désir d’ailleurs des touristes occidentaux. Lors des visites touristiques in situ, aux alentours et dans la ville de Gaoua, un retour au réel s’impose. Localement, les lieux traversés par les groupes de visiteurs sont reliés entre eux par un parcours fléché, un circuit aménagé selon des contraintes socio-historiques singulières. La mise en exposition des particularismes culturels et des cultes animistes s’inscrit en effet dans la continuité d’un processus de patrimonialisation antérieur à l’émergence du tourisme. De la « colline du pouvoir » où se trouve le musée ethnographique, aux demeures familiales où vivent les villageois, la mise en patrimoine fournit des repères, un cadre et un décor à la mise en scène touristique, mais le jeu de rôles des acteurs et des spectateurs rend, comme au théâtre, chaque représentation unique.

Mots-clés : tourisme, patrimoine, développement, Lobi, Burkina Faso, musée, sculptures, UNESCO, guides, artistes, imaginaires touristiques.

Le jury sera composé de :
Laëtitia ATLANI-DUAULT, Directrice de Recherche, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (rapporteure).
Michèle CROS, Professeure des universités, Université Lumière Lyon 2 (directrice de thèse).
Anne DOQUET, Chargée de Recherche, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (examinatrice).
Jean-Pierre DOZON, Directeur d’études, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales et Directeur de recherche, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (examinateur).
Maria GRAVARI-BARBAS, Professeure des universités, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (rapporteure).
Olivier LESERVOISIER, Professeur des universités, Université Lumière Lyon 2 (examinateur).
La soutenance sera suivie d’un buffet au salon Lirondelle auquel vous êtes cordialement invités.

Bertrand Royer

Doctorant en anthropologie

CREA-Centre de Recherches et d’Etudes Anthropologiques

Université Lumière Lyon 2

Seminar:Carrières testimoniales.

Maison des sciences de l’homme Lorraine

(USR CNRS 3261)

Centre de recherche sur les médiations
Communication, langage, art, culture

(EA 3476, université de Lorraine/université de Haute-Alsace)

Journées d’étude internationales
Carrières testimoniales. Les devenirs-témoins de conflits du XXe et XXIe siècles

II. Le témoin consacré/le témoin oublié

Metz, 7-9 novembre 2012

Programme : programme CARTEST 2012. pdf

Publication: Paula Godinho org. «Usos da Memória e Práticas do património»

Instituto de Estudos de Literatura Tradicional (IELT), as Edições Colibri e a Livraria Ler Devagar têm o prazer de convidar V.ª Ex.ª para o lançamento do livro

Usos da Memória e Práticas do Património

Coordenação de Paula Godinho

Apresentação de Isabel Victor (Museu do Trabalho Michel Giacometti, Setúbal)

Dia 30 de Outubro, 3.ª feira, às 18h00

Livraria Ler Devagar (Lx Factory)

Rua Rodrigues Faria, n.º 103

Lisboa

 

[Esta obra refl ecte] contribuições centradas no conhecimento dos usos da memória e das práticas do património por parte de cientistas sociais de várias proveniências disciplinares. Este vasto campo de estudos requer uma abordagem teórico-metodológica que hibridize várias disciplinas, comme um panorama da construção social da rememoração, das memórias colectivas, bem como dos formatos inerentes aos fenómenos de emblematização, patrimonialização e mercantilização. Como vários dos textos demonstram, as memórias têm classe, têm género, variam conjunturalmente e em escalas diversas – grupal, comunal, regional, nacional. (…) [A] privatização de memórias conduz a uma erosão da sua capacidade social, apartando a possibilidade de ligar o passado e o presente como sucede com a memória dos grupos subalternos, desvalorizados, vencidos

Ana Paula Guimarãe

pdf : convite usos-1

Summer 2013 NCSU Ethnographic Field School in Guatemala

NC State University Announces the Twentieth Annual

Ethnographic Field School, Summer 2013
Lake Atitlán, Guatemala
May 24 – July 15, 2013

Tourism, Heritage and Globalization in Guatemalan Maya Communities

Field school website: http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/wallace or through the NCSU Study Abroad Office website: http://studyabroad.ncsu.edu/

Objectives: Learn how to design, conduct and write-up qualitative, ethnographic research while on the shores of a crystal lake framed by volcanoes! During the 7 ½ week program, live and work with an indigenous Guatemalan family in the Lake Atitlán area of the Western Highlands. This is a hands-on, experiential-driven program where students design a research program, and plan and implement an independent, individualized, project. Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, training in ethnographic and qualitative research methods can prove to be beneficial for your career, whether it be in anthropology, sociology, international affairs, history, education, textiles, natural resource management business and management, political science, psychology, bio-medical engineering and public health. All students are encouraged to apply, especially students interested in topics concerning the environment, globalization, social justice, tourism, conservation, language, development, poverty and health. Not sure how your interests may fit into the topics listed? Contact us. The program is tailored individually to maximize the participant’s potential for understanding and developing the skills needed for ethnographic, qualitative research.  Students also will have opportunities to pursue an applied, service-learning project in lieu of a research project.  Contact the Program Directors (tim_wallace@ncsu.edu; sarahtaylor44@gmail.com) to discuss potential opportunities for your areas of interest.

 

If you would like to contact past participants, let us know. Some of them have written recently to offer their endorsement of the program.

 

“Tim Wallace’s fieldschool stretched the limits of what I thought I could do. I emerged more confident as a researcher, Spanish speaker, and student, and would highly recommend it to anyone who is seeking to build character, resume, or research portfolio.” – D. Carr (2012)

 

“Studying anthropology in Guatemala not only allowed me to try something academically outside my comfort zone but my time there also culturally enriched me in a way I wasn’t expecting. Living with a host family in a foreign country and culture changed my life forever and I feel like a more well-rounded  and confident individual because of it. No matter your major or your interests there is something that will speak to you in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala and give you an experience that you’ll never forget.”  T. Wells (2012)

“Not only was the EFS program in Guatemala a phenomenally engaging and enjoyable experience, but it also provided me with the tangible skills that I will use as an anthropologist in any region of the world – absolutely irreplaceable as I apply for a Fulbright to conduct ethnographic research in China next year!”  – B. Reynolds (2012)

The Ethnographic Field School is a great way to gain practical field experience in anthropology.  Students in the field school come from a variety of backgrounds and by the end of the summer I felt more confident in undertaking a research project and living/travelling independently in a foreign country.  I do not speak fluent Spanish and I was still able to complete a project I could be proud of! – J. Bunch (2010)

 

The field school was one of the most rewarding learning experiences in my entire life. Not only did my Spanish improve, but I also learned a lot more about what it takes to do quality ethnographic work. I think this is a must for anyone looking to do graduate or professional work in anthropology but lacks field experience.” – M. Stern (2012)

 

The program and eligibility:
Within the supportive framework of the NC State Guatemala Program students learn the fundamentals of ethnographic fieldwork, including project design and management, data collection and report writing. Students also quickly improve their Spanish language skills through intensive, daily interaction with their home stay families and other community members. Guatemalans are friendly and outgoing with an ancient and rich, Mayan cultural heritage. The program is designed for about 16 participants who may be undergraduates, graduate students or post-baccalaureate students.  Students will also learn about the contemporary Maya of the Lake Atitlán area and how they are adapting to changing demographics, globalization, economic and political insecurities, and environmental change. The program is not limited to students of NC State University and many previous participants have come from all over the US, Canada, Chile, the UK, and Guatemala.  Some Spanish language skills and some course work or familiarity with anthropology are desirable.

The Fieldwork Site
Lake Atitlán
is one of the most majestic and scenic spots in all of Latin America. Ringed by active and extinct volcanoes and about a mile in elevation, the 55 sq. mi. lake was formed out of an ancient volcanic basin (crater). Dotting the shores of the lake are about a dozen small villages inhabited by the contemporary descendants of the ancient Maya. Panajachel (pop. 10,000), one of the largest towns, will be the headquarters for the program. Students will be located in home stays in one of the ten other towns surrounding the lake shores. The view of the lake from Panajachel and the other towns is magnificent, and the attractive sunsets and views daily lure many tourists over the years. Yet, the region has retained much of their traditional Maya heritage. Guatemala has the largest indigenous population in Mexico and Central America. There are approximately 23 different languages spoken in Guatemala and three of them are spoken around Lake Atitlán (Kaqchikel, Tz’utujil and K’iche’). Despite conquests and civil wars, the Maya have survived for nearly two millennia. Lake Atitlán is one of the best places in Central America to learn about this amazingly durable and vibrant culture.

Six Course Credits (graduate or undergraduate):
Students receive six credits for completing the program. The program emphasizes practical training in ethnographic fieldwork and ethics as it relates to Guatemala. In addition to learning research design, systematic observation, interviewing, fieldnote-taking, coding, ethics, data analysis, report writing, etc., students also learn about contemporary Guatemalan society and culture, particular the key issues of environment, heritage, identity, politics, and globalization in Mayan Communities, especially around Lake Atitlán.  Students learn through seminar discussions and field work the problems associated with first fieldwork in an international setting.  Note: English is the language of instruction, but Spanish is an invaluable tool for a full experience. The focus of all course work is the design, implementation and write- up of an independent research project with an applied focus.

Housing
In concert with each student’s research needs and personal preferences, participants will be housed with a local family, in one of thirteen Mayan communities around Lake Atitlan. Each student will receive room, breakfast, lunch and dinner and laundry services. Families also help students learn Spanish and establish networks in the community.

Program Costs
The cost of the seven-week program is only $3300. The single fee covers all expenses (except airfare) including:
•room, board (three meals/day), laundry
•tuition for six credits
•full coverage health insurance during stay abroad
•program fees and instruction
•local transportation costs and transfer fees
•national park entrance fees
•research supplies
•free rental of a cellphone (works both in-country and for inexpensive, international calls), and
•in-country excursions (Colonial Antigua, Indigenous markets at Chichicastenango, rituals in Patzún, the Nature Reserve of Atitlán, and the Mayan ruins of Iximché among others)

Airfare from most US cities is approximately $600. Students will need to bring a laptop with them to them field. Each town around the lake has Internet access. Other than a valid passport, US and Canadian citizens need no other documents to enter Guatemala for a stay of up to 90 days.

Applications
Students from any university or country, regardless of major – graduate, undergraduate, post-baccalaureate or post-graduate – may apply.  Applications may be accessed through the field school website: http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/wallace or through the NC State University Study Abroad Office website: http://studyabroad.ncsu.edu .  Please feel free to contact Dr. Tim Wallace, the program director (tmwallace@mindspring.com), or Sarah Taylor (sarahtaylor44@gmail.com) for additional information or any type of inquiry about the program at 919-815-6388 (m) or 919-515-9025 (o). Fax no: 919-515-2610; E-mail: tmwallace@mindspring.com .  The applications are submitted online, but if you have any problems, please contact Ms. Rebecca Denton at the NCSU Study Abroad Office, Box 7344, NC State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7344 rebecca_denton@ncsu.edu, 919-515-2087. The official deadline is February 8, 2013. Applications received after that date will be considered only if there are spaces still available.

Publication: Mirabilia. Essai sur l’inventaire général du patrimoine culturel de Michel Melot

Les mardis de l’École des chartes

INVITATION

PRÉSENTATION ET DÉBAT

Mirabilia. Essai sur l’inventaire général du patrimoine culturel,

Michel Melot

Gallimard, 2012

13 novembre 2012 à 17h

Grande salle de l’École des chartes

Daniel Fabre, directeur d’études et directeur du Lahic, présentera l’auteur et l’ouvrage, et
animera le débat.

Jadis, on comptait sept merveilles du monde. Aujourd’hui, l’Unesco en recense des milliers.
D’où vient un tel essor ? On s’est longtemps fait une idée assez claire des objets à conserver.
Puis l’idéologie du tout-mémoire s’est ajoutée aux possibilités virtuelles d’une conservation
intégrale pour faire du patrimoine ce que Pierre Nora a appelé « un problème
global de société et de civilisation ».

L’Inventaire général des monuments et des richesses artistiques de la France, créé à
l’initiative d’André Malraux et d’André Chastel en 1964, a vécu quarante ans. En 2004,
l’État en a confié la charge à ses vingt-six régions. Il a été rebaptisé pour l’occasion Inventaire général du
patrimoine culturel. Derrière le changement de nom, une véritable métamorphose s’est opérée.

À cette date, avaient été enregistrés, outre 8 000 statues de la Vierge Marie et plusieurs milliers de maisons,
de manoirs et de chapelles, 500 hôpitaux, 400 aéroports, 180 phares, 7 raffineries de pétrole et 4 centrales
nucléaires, sans compter 40 000 monuments « classés ». Depuis lors, l’inflation des objets retenus n’a pas cessé.

Michel Melot, ancien directeur de l’Inventaire, se demande si, au-delà de ce besoin de sanctification laïque des
biens culturels, ne se cachent pas, finalement, l’idée d’une mobilité salutaire des valeurs culturelles et celle, chère
à Malraux, d’un Inventaire général ouvert, à même de remettre en question les valeurs les plus convenues.

Symposium: “The Future of Ethnographic Museums”

See pdf : The_Future_of_Ethnographic_Museums

Conference : L’oralisation des écrits et des images sur les terrains des sciences sociales – Montpellier – 14-15 novembre 2012

« L’oralisation des écrits et des images sur les terrains des sciences sociales »

14 et 15 novembre 2012 à la MSH-M.

  • Programme des journées

« Introduction au colloque » par Gaetano Ciarcia et Éric Jolly

  • Mémoires instituées, récits locaux

Mercredi 14 novembre, 9h 30 – 12h 45
Christine Chivallon (Cnrs-Lam, Bordeaux), « L’« oracriture » ou la dépolarisation entre l’écrit et l’oral : les mises en mémoire de l’esclavage à la Martinique »
Gaetano Ciarcia, (Université Montpellier 3-Cerce), « De la prose au souvenir. Inscrire le passé de l’esclavage dans les narrations orales au Bénin »
Débat
Véronique Boyer (Cnrs/Ehess-Cerma, Paris), « Dispositifs administratifs, discours anthropologiques, récits locaux : la reconnaissance des identités « renaissantes » en Amazonie brésilienne »
Gino Satta (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia), « Imaginaire patrimonial, traditions orales, objectivation culturelle : le rôle des inscriptions dans l’institution du “canto a tenore” en patrimoine immatériel »
Débat

  • Narrations et symboles. Usages identitaires des origines

Mercredi 14 novembre, 14h 30 – 17h 30
Éric Jolly (Cnrs-Cemaf, Paris), « La « tradition orale » en images : genèse de trois emblèmes culturels dogon »
Sabina Loriga (Ehess-Crh, Paris), « Variations sur l’autochtonie des Étrusques »
Débat
Magali Demanget (Université Montpellier 3-Cerce), « Les ambiguïtés d’un héros mythique. Usages, formes et travers d’une parabole identitaire (Hautes terres mazatèques, Mexique) »
Carlo A. Célius (Cnrs/Uag-Crplc, Martinique), « L’écrit, l’oral et le pictural. À propos du peintre haïtien Hector Hyppolite »
Débat

  • Trajectoires religieuses et prophétismes

Jeudi 15 novembre, 9h 30 – 12h 30
André Mary (Cnrs-Lahic, Paris), « L’Esprit et la Lettre : oralités visionnaires et écritures bibliques dans les prophétismes africains »
Valerio Petrarca (Università degli Studi « Federico II », Naples), « Oralisation des écritures chez les prophètes d’Afrique noire »
Débat
Pauline Guedj (Université Lyon 2-Crea), « Black studies et religion : l’utilisation de l’écrit dans la construction de rituels afro-américains aux États-Unis »
Cécile Van den Avenne (Ens Lyon), « « Avant avant, c’est lé Dié seul qué y en a ». Oralité feinte, oralité seconde et appropriations. La traduction-adaptation de la Bible en « « français- tirailleur » par l’abbé Paul Kodjo »
Débat

  • Histoire et savoirs entre oralités, écritures et images

Jeudi 15 novembre, 14h 15 – 17h 30
Paulo de Moraes Farias (Centre of West African Studies, University of Birmingham), « L’utilisation des traditions orales par les chroniqueurs de Tombouctou (XVIIe siècle), et les emprunts à ces chroniques par des traditionnistes modernes »
Jean-Louis Triaud (Université de Provence-Cemaf), « La célébration de Tierno Bocar par Amadou Hampaté Ba : de l’oral à l’écrit, de l’oral et de l’écrit »
Débat
Jérôme Souty, (Universidade do Estado de Rio de Janeiro), « L’oralisation des photographies et des écrits de Pierre Fatumbi Verger (travail de terrain, production de savoirs, et réappropriations ultérieures) »
Fabio Viti (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia), « Oralité et écriture : problèmes de la recherche en milieu oral africain »
Débat et clôture du Colloque

 

CFP: Visitor Experiences of Co-produced Exhibits/Exhibitions: Workshop – deadline for applications 11th October

Visitor Experiences of Co-produced Exhibits/Exhibitions:
Sharing research and exploring approaches

Organized by:Curious, St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, Glasgow Life and the Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage, University of Leeds.

Open call for workshop participation
Venue: St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, Glasgow
Date: 18th December 2012
Time: 11-4pm
Deadline line for applications: 11th October

Workshop aims:

·      Share visitor studies already carried out into ‘co-produced’ and/or ‘user-generated’ content

·      Identify questions raised by existing visitor research

·      Identify gaps in our understanding

·      Investigate possible approaches and methodologies

·      Potentially frame questions for further research, collaborations and funding bids.

Workshop Overview:

‘Co-produced’ and ‘user-generated’ exhibits and/or exhibitions are becoming a much more common feature of both temporary and permanent displays. While there is an increasing amount of research andevaluation on the experience of being a participant, there is much less on how visitors interpret co-produced and user-generated content. Given that the debates around co-production and user-generated content often concern questions of ‘quality’ and the usefulness of non-expert contributions, understanding visitor perspectives is the urgent next step for research.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together museums and researchers who have already conducted visitor research on exhibitions/exhibits with ‘co-produced’ or ‘user-generated’ elements. The workshop has come from discussions between a number of museums and projects which have already carried out small-scale visitor research and we seek other museums, researchers and freelancers who have done the same. We want to share and interpret the existing research, identify gaps in our understanding and consider future directions for this work, including possible funding bids.

Funding
There is some funding available for participants from smaller museums and freelancers.

To Apply
Fill in the attached form. If you would like to apply for funding please identify your likely costs.

Workshop booking form

Workshop: Heritage Show + Tell (Leeds) – this Thursday

Heritage Show + Tell, 11th October, 5-7pm, Discovery Centre (http://bit.ly/QH1Ctk), Leeds Museums and Galleries

http://heritageshowtell.wordpress.com/

Here is the final Heritage Show + Tell line up… a really fantastic mixture of people, institutions and topics! All very welcome to join us to hear the presentations, join in the discussion and to meet people with shared interests. It’s a drop in event, no need to book.

Michael Terwey, National Media Museum on their plans for exploring media and the First World War

Claire Jones, Director of the University of Leeds Museum of History of Science, Technology and Medicine introduces the museum’s current work

Antonia Lovelace from Leeds Museums and Galleries speaking on ‘Voices in Asia a new gallery display for Leeds City Museum in 2014′

Tina Richardson, a PhD student at University of Leeds and co-ordinator of Leeds Psychogeography Group on ‘Alive and Kicking: The Legacy of Woodhouse Cemetery

Kate Whitworth on ‘York Minster Revealed – reinvigorating learning in a place of worship’

Alice Lambert, just graduating from the University of Leeds MA in Art Gallery and Museum Studies course on her research ‘To Sell or Not to Sell: That is the Question’

John Bibby on plans for a Maths Museum.

Eleanor Okell, University of Leeds who will be speaking on ‘Bringing Research to Life’ and coming fresh from her Leeds Light Night “Classical Stories Live in Leeds”

Jen Kaines, Leeds Museums and Galleries discussing a project run with the University of Leeds, ‘Registrars: Training for the Future’

Heritage Show + Tell is organised by the Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage and the Centre for Collaborative Heritage Research, University of Leeds.