Curtin University

 

The Ruined Crofthouse as heritage from below: 

Seeking conceptual synthesis in heritage studies

A critical heritage workshop with Iain Robertson,
University of the Highlands and Islands (U.K.)

 

 

 

The window is nailed and boarded
through which I saw the West
and my love is at the Burn of Hallaig,
a birch tree, (Maclean, Hallaig, 2011)

Drawing on a study of the ruined Blackhouse, an intrinsic part of crofting identity in the Scottish Highlands, Dr Robertson will explore the mechanics of this inheritance from the past and source of everyday affectual and sensual entanglements.  Through analysis of how the Blackhouse constitutes a materialisation of the relationship between landscape, heritage, and identity, this workshop will address conceptual developments that seek to synthesise the binaries that have dogged heritage research, in particular between object and process, tangible and intangible, and authorised and community heritage. 

Dr Iain Robertson

Iain Robertson is Reader in History at the University of the Highlands and Islands (U.K.). He has published widely in the area of critical heritage studies and on the concept and category of Heritage from Below, which proposes a rethinking and extension of the subaltern heritage discourse. His edited collection of the same name was published in 2012,  with his most recent monograph, Landscapes of Protest in the Scottish Highlands after 1914, shortlisted for the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year prize. Processes and Paradoxes of Heritagisation, with colleagues from Aarhus, Northampton and Curtin universities, will be published in 2019.

Convener

Prof. Roy Jones, Emeritus Professor in Geography, School of Design and Built Environment, Faculty of Humanities, Curtin University

Discussant

Dr Tod Jones, Senior Lecturer in Geography, School of Design and Built Environment, Faculty of Humanities, Curtin University

Event details

Event:

The Ruined Crofthouse as heritage from below
Prof. Iain Robertson

Date:

Thursday 13 September 2018

Time:

9.30am-11.30am

Location:

Building 209 Room 224 (Humanities Boardroom)   

(accessed through the outside landing beside the steps on the south side of Building 209)

Curtin University
Kent Street, Bentley

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Presented and sponsored by:

School of Design and Built Environment, Faculty of Humanities, Curtin University

 

 

 

 

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