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Håkan Karlsson, Professor in Archaeology, Department of Historical Studies. E-mail

During the last decade my research has focused on the theme of globalizing heritage: The political dimensions of archaeology and heritage management; the construction and use of cultural heritage, and the relationship between heritage management and the public. At the moment I am co-leading a number of projects approaching these topics. Authenticity, Staging and Communication works with a critical comparison of eight World Heritage classified Rock Art sites from different parts of the world. World Crisis from Below study how a former Soviet Nuclear Missile base in Cuba is re-interpreted and constructed as a cultural heritage and how it is used by the local museum to strengthen local democracy, empowerment and identity.

Staffan Appelgren, Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology, Department of Conservation/School of Global Studies. E-mail

I have undertaken research on cultural globalization focusing on themed environments in Japanese cities, preservation strategies in Tokyo’s urban environment, and depopulation issues in the Japanese countryside. My research revolves around the dynamic relationships between transformation and stability, expressed in phenomena such as heritage, consumption, tourism, architecture and cities. Currently, I am investigating the circulation of material culture through the second-hand markets as an alternative form of heritage and in particular how a field of “heritage growing” with distinct norms, discourses, actors and institutions is emerging. This is carried out in the research project Re:heritage - The Circulation and Marketization of Things With History (funded by the Swedish Research Council 2014-17). http://reheritage.blogg.gu.se

Anna Bohlin, Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology. School of Global Studies. E-mail

My research revolves around the ways that people, communities, organisations and governments draw on and use the past, and I have examined this in initiatives ranging from large-scale national programmes to local museums. I spent ten years in South Africa where I investigated processes of remembering and forgetting in relation to various democratization and reconciliation initiatives, particularly in connection with place and citizenship in urban contexts. I have also published on public participation in heritage management in Sweden and South Africa, with particular interest in contested heritage sites with ’recent’ histories. Currently my research explores alternative heritage practices and temporality in the fields of second-hand and re-use, in Re:heritage. Circulation and marketization of things with history, (Swedish Research Council 2014-2017), as well as Living (with) Things, (Seedbox 2018). I co-lead the Global Heritage Studies Research Group at the School of Global Studies.

Rodney Harrison, Reader in Archaeology, Heritage and Museum Studies, UCL Institute of Archaeology. Email

Rodney Harrison is a deputy project coordinator of the Centre for Critical Heritage Studies and UCL-based cluster leader for the 'Making Global Heritage Futures' research cluster. He is a Reader in Archaeology, Heritage and Museum Studies at the UCL Institute of Archaeology and Principal Investigator on the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council funded 'Heritage Futures' research programme www.heritage-futures.org.

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