Heritage, Cultures and Communities research

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Research Theme Champion:
Dr Sylvie Magerstädt (School of Humanities)

This research theme spans a wide range of research that explores our cultural history and heritage and the ways in which contemporary communities create identity and social cohesion. It encompasses a variety of human endeavour, from questions of faith and ethics to the importance of transportation and smart systems for modern societies.

Researchers within the theme of Heritage, Cultures and Communities further investigate how our cities and communities will look and function in the future and how these and other topics are translated and mediated through performance, narratives, images and material cultures.

The breadth of research within this theme highlights the interconnectedness of contemporary cultures and the ways in which our past and present influences our thinking about our future.

This page gives you direct access to some of our key projects and offers links to the Research Centres and Groups, degree courses, PhD opportunities, news and public engagement that come under the Heritage, Cultures and Communities research theme.

Key projects

Research Centres and Groups

Meeting room in the LRCHeritage, Cultures and Communities research at the University of Hertfordshire takes place across a number of Research Centres, Groups and disciplines:

Doctorates, degrees and courses

A female PhD studentWe offer one of the most diverse range of research degree programmes in the UK.

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  • Royal Gunpowder Mills Walking Tour

    Royal Gunpowder Mills Walking Tour

    Historic tour of an eighteenth century Gunpowder Mill in 'The Industrious East'....

    17 March 2018 13:00 - 15:30 - 10 November 2018

  • Hatfield World Culture Day 2018

    Hatfield World Culture Day 2018

    Enjoy an exciting of array of activities at this special event, including crafts, dancing and plenty of food to choose from....

    23 June 2018 11:00 - 15:00 - 23 June 2018


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