About the Heritage Hub
The Heritage Hub was created in 2010 to represent staff across the University of Hertfordshire who are interested in fostering historical awareness in:
- the community
- public policy
- commercial settings
What does the Heritage Hub do?
The Heritage Hub:
- Provides an organised, unified, outward-facing identity for University of Hertfordshire heritage engagement activities.
- Pools the heritage expertise held by staff, exploring exciting synergies between academic disciplines regarding local and regional heritage initiatives.
- Works with local communities, social enterprises, tourism, housing associations, archives and library services, conservation charities, district and county councils, education and outreach organisations, local museums, societies and private individuals, heritage trusts, and companies operating in the heritage sector.
- Enhances the employability of our students through volunteer placements with heritage organisations.
Sarah Lloyd is working on Remembering the First World War and Low Carbon Pasts.
She is interested in the ways in which the past is remembered and re-used.
She is also Professor in History in the School of Humanities and researches the social history of 18th-century Britain.
Dr Julie Moore is Research Fellow with the Heritage Hub with a particular interest in the history of 19th-century Hertfordshire, focusing on agriculture, landed estates, and the impact of rapid population growth on the county.
She works on a number of Heritage Hub projects and is also an Early Career Researcher on the AHRC First World War Engagement Centre "Everyday Lives in War", and Deputy Director of the University of Hertfordshire's Centre for Regional and Local History.
Dr Janice Turner is the Heritage Hub Research Assistant. Her background is in Crime and Disorder in 18thC London.
Please email Heritage Hub if you have a local heritage/history event or news item you would like to share with our heritage community.