October Update

Welcome to the October update!

Its very exciting to see that we have almost all the speaker slots full (1 left) and the papers we have received have been a very high standard, so its been a difficult choice but we think we have a great selection.

The call for posters has gone out and you have until November 20th to submit a proposal the successful  posters will be announced on January 20th 2016. Good Luck !

Here are the details again for those who missed the 1st call.

Poster submissions are invited which fall within the themes of the conference, a single page description should be submitted by 20th November 2015.While anyone can submit a proposal, preference will be given to posters where the primary contribution is from one or more students.

Material should be (visually appealing and succinct) and effectively communicates your research problem, techniques, results, and what is novel and important about your work. Your abstract should describe what the poster would present and an optional poster sketch. The abstract should clearly state: (a) the problem being addressed, (b) what makes this problem interesting, important, and difficult, (c) your approach to the problem, and (d) the key contribution. In the final version of the abstract, we encourage (not require) you to include a URL providing additional information about your work to the attendees.

What is hidden Heritage?

What are the benefits of studying Heritage?

How do we engage the general public? 

To submit a poster

please send a PDF of the poster tohiddenheritageconference@gmail.com by 20 November 2015. If selected a copy of the poster, no larger than A1 (841 x594mm), should be delivered to the conference office by 10.30am on the 8th April 2016

Running Order

  1. Register 08:30 -09:00
  2. Open and Introduction 09:00 -09:10
  3. Tristan Boyle Between the Burial and Me 09:10 – 09:30
  4. David Bruce Hidden in Plain View 09:30 – 09:50
  5. Andrew Hoaen Hidden Heritage of Veteran Trees and ancient woods: A pilot project in the Forest of Dean. 09:50– 10:10
  6. Miles Russell FINDING NERO – using 3D laser scanning to identify Roman emperors 10:10 – 10:30
  7. Coffee 10:30-10:50
  8. Kathryn Banfield Hidden Skills Hidden Dangers 10:50 -11:10
  9. Matthew Hardy Modernism, Tradition, and Conservation: How ‘heritage’ replaced ‘monument’ as the key concept in conservation”? 11:10 – 11:30
  10. James Wright Cultural anxieties and ritual protection in early modern high status houses 11:30 – 11:50
  11. Noel James and Helen Pickford Campbell Irrelevant Amateurs? Professionals, Consumers and Volunteers in the Heritage Sector” 11:50 – 12:10
  12. Alison McCandish Hidden Heritage- Unseen, Unknown, Undervalued, Untold 12:10 -12:30
  13. Valeria Amoretti Archaeological Heritage in Naples: Hidden or Used? 12:30 – 12:50
  14. Lunch 12:50 – 13:50
  15. Dave Parham 13:50 – 14:10
  16. Alison James and Angela Middleton Unlocking Protected Shipwreck Sites 14:10 – 14:30
  17. David Connolly Intangible Heritage 14:30 – 14:50
  18. Misha Begitte R. R. Pedersen Geoparks as a way to engage the public and promote hidden heritage in Western Jutland” 14:50 – 15:10
  19. Tea break 15:10 – 15:30
  20. Poster Presentation 15:30 – 16:00
  21. Peer Boselie The secret gardens of Sittard, history unveiled 16:00– 16:20
  22. Dorota Kowalik-Kociszewska A discovered part of the Hidden Heritage ?  16:20 – 16:40
  23. Closing remarks

December Update

Well we have come to the end of the year!

There has been much excitement in the conference office and we cant wait to get the final preparations sorted.

So a quick catch up, we have 17 speakers from the UK and several European countries and some great poster presentations to come, The Association of Building Preservation Trusts has also accepted our invitation to take part.

The whole ethos of this conference to to widen our understanding of what we mean by heritage and engage with the public more widely in far more of our communities before its too late.

Therefore we want to encourage all delegates to spread the word about this event and perhaps we can dispel the myth that heritage is not relevant in the 21st century.


January 3 months to go!

The speaker list is impressive and comes from across the UK and Europe, including Italy, Denmark and Holland. Universities represented include Bournemouth, Worcester, and the 2nd University of Naples.Organizations being represented include North Dorset District Council, Historic Towns Forum and BAJR

The subject matter is fantastically diverse ranging from the heritage of forests to the value of volunteers within the heritage sector.

Delegate places are already starting to be booked  If you would like to attend please feel free to book @ https://widget.bookitbee.com/event-tickets/3128?height=400 the prices have been set a very affordable rate to encourage as many of the general public as possible to attend.

Delegate price £10

Student price £8

OAP price £6

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Hello world!

This is the very first post from the Hidden Heritage Conference blog, we are planning a fantastic event in Dorchester in April 2016.

Why are we planning this? we hear you ask!

Well that’s a good point, the answer is complex, we believe that  the appreciation of heritage both in the UK and aboard is well known, but there is a vast part of this field which is overlooked which we generically call “Hidden Heritage”.(HH)

In order to help to improve this situation  we need to understand what HH is?

HH can be different things to different people, some examples follow:  dialect, customs, building crafts and methods overlooked buildings etc etc, 

Is there benefit in studying aspects of Hidden Heritage?

A better understanding of HH may lead to a greater understanding of past events methods and practises and other areas.

We would like to explore how we can engage with the general public.

So there you have it!  some strong reasons for creating this event

Best Wishes

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