About the Heritage Hub

de HavillandThe 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

Its current members are drawn from Humanities, Education, Creative Arts, the Centre for Sustainable Communities, the Business School and Geography.

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.

The Heritage Hub is currently led by Sarah Lloyd and Owen Davies 

The Heritage Hub team

Sarah Lloyd

Sarah Lloyd 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.

Owen Davies

Owen Davies is Professor of Social History and a Co-Director of the Heritage Hub. He founded the Heritage Hub with Professor Sarah Lloyd in 2010. He has worked with a variety of heritage groups and organisations exploring local and regional histories. In 2009-2011 he directed the de Havilland Aerodrome Community Heritage Project funded by a Heritage Lottery ‘Your Heritage’ grant. Owen is interested in the concept of heritage as social enterprise, and in research knowledge exchange between academics and external partners, and in 2015 created the student Heritage i-Teams concept. He is also a Co-Investigator for the AHRC-funded Everyday Lives in War Engagement Centre led by Sarah Lloyd.

Julie Moore

Julie Moore 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.

Janice Turner

Dr Janice Turner is the Heritage Hub Research Assistant. She joined the Hub team in March 2016. Janice works on eighteenth century social history and is chiefly interested in crime and disorder in East London. She enjoys running the Heritage Hub website and encouraging and fostering new partnerships with heritage and history groups in the community. Janice particularly enjoys organising the Heritage Hub’s Annual Match Funding Competition and maintaining the Heritage Hub website. She is the day to day contact for all things Heritage Hub.

Please email Heritage Hub if you have a local heritage/history event or news item you would like to share with our heritage community.