Landmarks Heritage Conference – 15/16 October

LANDMARKS 2015

HERITAGE AND HISTORY CONFERENCE

15th & 16th October 2015

Middlesbrough

CALL FOR PAPERS – DEADLINE EXTENDED: 20TH JULY

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 transporterbridge@middlesbrough.gov.uk.  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

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's 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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