Heritage management is about how we preserve and protect that inheritance for present and future generations. It is about exploring the wide breadth of our past and appreciating its often complex and even competing values. It acknowledges that heritage works in positive and negative ways, in historical and contemporary settings, to reinvigorate and redefine intellectual debates on heritage.
Thinking critically about heritage, through recognising the role it plays in shaping our individual and collective engagements with the past, requires academic engagements at the policy, methodology, community and individual level. Projects encompassed by this theme work across the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities and are committed to participatory research and stakeholder engagement. By seeking to better understand the pragmatics of heritage, the aim will be to consider the practicalities of shaping heritage futures resilient to climate, societal, cultural and landscape changes of the twenty-first century.