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Centre for Heritage

Centre for Heritage

A Newcastle University Centre of Research Excellence.

Heritage links our past to our present, with the potential to influence every aspect of how we live our lives. From the preservation and interpretation of cultural monuments, landscapes, and traditions, to explorations of identity, community, politics, and global and international relations, the implications of heritage research are profound and far-reaching.

The Centre for Heritage brings together experts across a wide range of disciplines to deliver heritage research that will have an impact now and in the future.

Find out more about us and our team.

The Centre for Heritage works across a wide range of disciplines, including the humanities, arts, social sciences, engineering, computing, and medicine. We provide an inclusive, creative, and progressive platform that transcends disciplinary boundaries and supports everyone to succeed in the creation of world-class research.

We approach heritage research in a variety of ways, to address the most critical and pressing questions about our relations with the past. Our research places heritage at the heart of key discussions on politics, society, and global concerns, with real-world implications that truly make a difference.

Latest news

'Toppling Colston: Heritage and Teaching Practice after Black Lives Matter 2020'

To mark the anniversary of the toppling of Edward Colston’s statue by Black Lives Matter protestors, the NU Centre for Heritage organised this online dialogue to challenge ourselves to think about what has changed in the past year, and what not (yet).

World Refugee Week - 14 - 20 June

Refugee Week is a festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary.

Donation to transform Gertrude Bell archive

Newcastle University has received a donation of more than £100,000 to transform the Gertrude Bell Archive, 100 years on from Bell’s pivotal role in establishing the Kingdom of Iraq.