Heritage Hub

three juxtaposed photographs representing Scottish heritage concepts

First two images © Kirkcudbright History Society, ACCORD project, licensed under CC-BY

The SGSAH Heritage Hub focuses on the relationship between heritage, society and economy and the diverse ways that Arts and Humanities research can inform this through research impact and knowledge exchange. The SGSAH Heritage Hub aims to generate connections between doctoral researchers in Arts and Humanitiesthe heritage sector, and wider communities/publics who produce, negotiate and engage with heritage. The Hub delivers industry-focused events, KE training, networking and career development. It also supports SGSAH’s Collaborative Doctoral Awards and work-based learning opportunities within a UK and international context. 

The Hub defines heritage in its broadest sense as all the ways in which past legacies inform present and future societies, including tangible traces and intangible traditions, as well as accompanying records, visualisations and data informatics. This means we address everything from historic landscapes and built environments through to museum collections, archives and other memory institutions. The Hub also encompasses intangible heritage practices, stories and traditions and their complex relationships with tangible forms of heritage. Above all, it engages with unofficial and vernacular forms of heritage alongside authorised, institutionalised heritage.   

The Heritage Hub is jointly led by the Universities of Glasgow and Stirling by the Co-Directors Professor Siân Jones, Professor of Heritage (Division of History, Heritage and Politics), University of Stirling, and Dr Rosie Spooner, Lecturer in Heritage Practitioner Engagement, University of Glasgow. 

Our Advisory Board plays a key role in the development of our programme of activities. Click below to view our members.

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Heritage Hub Members

  • Professor Siân Jones, Professor of Heritage, University of Stirling (Hub Co-Lead)
  • Dr Rosie Spooner; Lecturer in Heritage Practitioner Engagement, University of Glasgow (Deputy/Co-Lead)
  • Michael Terwey, Head of Collections and Exhibitions, National Trust for Scotland; (Industry Partner)
  • Ailsa Macfarlane, Director, Built Environment Forum Scotland; (Industry Partner)
  • Dr Adam Jackson, Head of Strategy and Policy, Historic Environment Scotland (Industry Partner)
  • Gillian Findlay, President, Museums Association; (Industry Partner)
  • Andrea Cop, Research & Academic Liaison Manager, National Museums of Scotland; (Industry Partner)
  • Sarah Taylor, Senior Research Fellow, Edinburgh Napier (Advisory group Member)
  • Dr Aude Le Guennec, Research and teaching Fellow, Glasgow School of Art (Advisory group Member)
  • Dr Chiara Bonacchi, Senior Lecturer in Heritage, University of Edinburgh (Advisory group Member)
  • Lucy Killoran, University of Glasgow (Doctoral Researcher Committee Rep)
  • Holly Richards, University of Edinburgh (Doctoral Researcher Committee Rep)