Monthly Archives: February 2016


Scottish Catholic Architecture and Material Culture
Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh, 29th October 2016

To coincide with the Scottish Government’s 2016 Year of Architecture, Innovation and Design, the Scottish Catholic Historic Association (SCHA) will hold its annual conference on the theme of Scottish Catholic architecture and material culture.

The conference seeks to capture the unique heritage of Scottish Catholic architecture and material culture — from stone crosses and hidden spaces to cathedrals, and churches, including movable objects such as religuaries, rosaries and more — reflecting the long history of Catholicism in Scotland.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent by 31 March 2016 to: Darren Tierney ( along with the title of paper, author’s name, affiliation and a single page CV. Independent/ unaffiliated scholars are also encouraged to apply.

All papers will be considered for possible online publication and for inclusion in a thematic special issue of the Innes Review in 2017.

National Trust Conference 2016 – Heritage Rising

The National Trust for Canada invites individuals and organizations interested in presenting at National Trust Conference 2016 to submit a proposal for consideration.

National Trust Conference 2016, Heritage Rising, is inspired by Hamilton, a resilient city with an exceptional heritage legacy. In Hamilton, heritage-led regeneration is transforming the city’s urban fabric and creating a dynamic new civic identity.

Heritage Rising will explore the cutting-edge of heritage thought and practice – in Canada and abroad, urban and rural – including Indigenous heritage, community revitalization and climate change. It will also build on Hamilton’s experience to examine how heritage reflects cultural diversity and contributes to social goals like poverty reduction, food security and public health. more….

2nd International Conference on Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology

2nd International Conference on Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology is being hosted by the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford on June 20th-21st 2016.

This conference highlights heritage science research, innovation and best practice in the interpretation, conservation and management of cultural heritage. We are particularly keen to attract presentations and posters focusing on collaborative work between academia and heritage institutions. This year’s conference aims to showcase the work being done by early-career researchers.

Abstract submissions are currently open and will close March 4th 2016. more….



Civic Crowdfunding and Citizen-led Micro-regeneration: case studies from European cities

This workshop provides the opportunity to discuss emerging practices of civic crowdfunding initiatives as generators of new forms of local participation and as activators of new forms of citizen-led, innovative micro-regeneration projects in European cities. The focus is on small-scale projects through which citizens and community groups proactively engage in the design, financial resources and transformation of urban spaces.

The workshop aims to bring together people, whether from an academic, practice based or lay perspective, to discuss innovative, small-scale initiatives supported through civic crowdfunding.

The workshop will explore a number of key core themes, for example: social innovation, technology, community building, local participation, local governance, design.