Joint TNS and Archaeology Seminar Wed 9th December 2015: Dr Rodney Harrison

Please join us for the next Centre for Transnational Studies (TNS) seminar, in collaboration with Archaeology.

When: Wednesday 9th December 2015, 5-6.30pm

Where: Room 1173, Building 65, Avenue Campus

Who: Dr Rodney Harrison

Assembling Alternative Futures for Heritage

How does heritage make the future? From nuclear waste in Sweden to global endangered languages, from a frozen genetic ‘Ark’ in Nottingham to the global seed vault in Arctic Norway, and from ‘rewilded’ landscapes in Portugal to paper-based archives in Paris, Assembling Alternative Futures for Heritage (AAFH) aims to develop a broad, international and cross-sectoral comparative framework for understanding ‘heritage’ not as a domain which is concerned with the past, but rather as a series of heterogeneous yet distinctive practices oriented towards assembling (alternative) futures. This paper introduces this collaborative research project, which involves a team of 10 researchers, 3 PhD students and 21 international partner organisations, and aims to show how its broad themes relate to some of the most pressing ecological, social and political issues of our time.


Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Photograph Rodney Harrison.

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