Landmarks Heritage Conference – 15/16 October



15th & 16th October 2015



Landmarks 2015 is the second Heritage and History Conference organised by the £2.6m Heritage Lottery Fund supported Tees Transporter Bridge Visitor Experience Project.  The Conference brings together those interested in the heritage and history of landmark structures, developments and events.

The two-day event (15-16th October) follows on from last year’s Victorian Cities Revisited Conference and marks the recent HLF-supported enhancement and refurbishment of the landmark Tees Transporter Bridge.  This has included the installation of a glass viewing lift to the Bridge’s upper walkway, renovation of the gondola and the development of interpretation and visitor resources encompassing a new smartphone/device app, heritage trails, education activities and events.

Proposals on themes relating to ‘Landmarks’ are welcomed, including but not limited to:

  • The creation and history of landmarks
  • The role of landmark structures, projects and events in wider local and national heritage
  • Ways of accessing and understanding landmarks through new technologies
  • The role of archives, libraries and museums in profiling and learning about landmarks
  • Recording experiences and perceptions of iconic buildings, structures, events and projects
  • The art, symbolism and visualisation of landmarks
  • Contentious and disputed landmarks
  • The celebration and conservation of landmarks

Proposals for papers of 20 minutes, including an abstract of no more than 500 words and a brief biographical statement, should be emailed by Monday 20th July 2015 to Tosh Warwick at  Papers from postgraduates and early career researchers are particularly welcomed.

PDF version of above with images: CFP Landmarks 2015 Heritage and History Conference – Deadline Extended


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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