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Diversity and the Past: progress, challenges and the future

University of Manchester - Renold Building
5 December 2007 09:45-16:30

Following last year's symposium on Diversity and the Past, this conference will review progress made, as well as highlight new projects, research and resources. They welcome papers from all sectors dealing with the past, including archaeology, history, classics, museum studies, heritage studies, art history, etc, addressing issues of accessibility, inclusivity and relevance of the past to all. It is hoped the conference will provide a forum to share challenges, solutions, and experiences, as well as offering avenues for future collaboration and research on Diversity and the  Past.
Confirmed speakers include:

  • D Drummond, Leeds Trinity, 'Including Diversity within History: A Review of Pedagogic practices in a History Department'.
  • Tim Phillips, University of Reading, Making Inclusion Inclusive – Disability and Archaeological Fieldwork Training
  • Stephanie Koerner & Alia Ullah, University of Manchester ‘Creating Localities. Re-constructing Plurality of Public Grounds of Truth against the Grain of the Myth of Eternal Return in Manchester’
  • Piotr Bienkowski, ‘Authority and decision-making over British human remains: issues and challenges’

The conference is free of charge, and lunch and refreshments will be provided.

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