Researching Community Heritage

Heritage and Creative Practice

Creative practitioners – including artists, photographers, playwrights, novelists, poets and filmmakers – have long treated the past as a rich source of inspiration for their work. Heritage research and creative practices are often linked through the shared goal of telling stories, and during the Researching Community Heritage project we’ve seen community researchers and their partners…

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Shared Heritage

The postcolonial critic and Palestinian political thinker, Edward Said, famously discussed the ‘intertwined histories and overlapping territories’ of Britain and its former Empire. From Jane Austen, to Rudyard Kipling to the Brontës, he argued, those who produced the canon of English literature were strongly influenced by the colonial context in which they wrote. The shared…

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