Community Archives and Heritage Group Annual Conference 2021

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Robin Sampson

Sep 20, 2021, 2:48:29 AM9/20/21
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Dear all, please see below for details of this year's CAHG conference and how to attend.

Community Archives and Heritage Group Annual Conference 2021 

Communities, sustainable environments, and heritage 


On Zoom – 13th October 2021 5pm – 7.30pm (UK time) 


Please follow this Eventbrite link to register for this conference, 


This online conference explores how communities working with archives and heritage can engage with the crucial contemporary questions of the environment and sustainability.  

The local and global challenges facing the environment and sustainable futures, including the impact of climate change, changes in the use of land and city spaces, and the scarcity of resources are ones which face all communities. Lives of communities are bound up absolutely and indivisibly with place and the environment in which those lives are led and heritage can play an important role in understanding these changes, helping people to feel that they belong and identify with their environment, engaging with the past to inform the present and the future and supporting communities to find solutions to these challenges.  

Our speakers will address how communities and heritage can help support more sustainable environments as well as how archives and heritage are challenged by the climate crisis.  


* (Keynote address) Hannah Fluck, Head of Environmental Strategy at Historic England “Heritage, community and climate: why the past is essential for the sustainable future of our places” 

* Tim Powell & Georgie Salzedo, Sector Development Managers at The National Archives “All is hazard. Is there no plan? A risk assessment approach to archives and climate change” 

* Dr Vlatka Lemić, University of Zagreb, “Topotheque – collaborative portal for archives and communities” 

* David Barnes, local community archivist and activist, "Am I an archive activist? Using connectedness to record our 'present past'" 

* Dr Alice Harvey-Fishenden, University of Liverpool, speaking on her PhD research and work with AHRC/ UK Climate Resilience funded project 'CLANDAGE: Building Climate Resilience through Community, Landscapes and Cultural Heritage.  

Further details of speakers, talks and other resources will shortly be available from the 2021 conference page on the Community Archives and Heritage Group website at 

The zoom link for the conference will be sent to all registered participants shortly before the conference date 

Any questions / comments please 

Robin Sampson

Oct 7, 2021, 10:24:53 AM10/7/21
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Dear all, 

just a reminder that the CAHG conference takes place online next Wednesday evening. For details of the programme click the link below. There are still some places left and you need to sign up by Tuesday.

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