Engaging with the Humanities – Alice Purkiss

7th February 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Research, innovation and the business of heritage.

What is the place for research within the heritage sector? Where does heritage and business intersect? What does innovation look like in the Humanities? Is heritage just about history?
This talk will introduce the National Trust Partnership at the University of Oxford, a flagship collaboration with Europe’s largest conservation charity which connects researchers from a wide range of academic disciplines and career levels with National Trust projects, places and historic collections. Providing an insight into how the partnership was developed and a range of project case studies, this talk will demonstrate how research in the Humanities can offer heritage organisations a commercial advantage in a crowded marketplace.


14:00 – Registration opens (with afternoon tea)
14:30 – Event starts
15:30 – Event close

About the speaker

Alice Purkiss leads the National Trust Partnership at the University of Oxford.
From 2016 – 2018 Purkiss led the award-winning Trusted Source Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between Oxford’s History Faculty and the National Trust. She is a Clore Emerging Leader, an Oxford Preservation Trust Awards judge, a member of the Heritage Alliance’s Digital, Learning & Skills Advisory Group, and co-convenor of Oxford’s Heritage Pathway graduate training programme. Purkiss is an art historian by training, having studied at the University of Bristol and the University of Oxford. Prior to returning to Oxford in 2016, Alice worked at the British Library, Tate Britain, and The Charleston Trust.

Twitter: @AlicePurk

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The seminar is open for anyone to attend (over 18’s only)

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7th February 2020
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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