Building Minority Faith Heritage : Research, Innovation, and Opportunities in Britain and Beyond – A Research Day

We are holding a research day, on Monday 4th July 2016, that may be of interest to many of you who read our blog. The details are below! We hope to see you there (please RSVP to Dr Caroline Starkey,

Building Minority Faith Heritage : Research, Innovation, and Opportunities in Britain and Beyond
4th July 2016
University of Leeds, Fairbairn House Main Building Upper Chapel LR (1.04a)
71-75 Clarendon Road, Leeds LS2 9JT
In this exciting and multi-disciplinary research day, we will be considering what minority religious heritage looks like in contemporary Britain and beyond and new definitions of ‘heritage’ in so-called ‘post-Christian’ societies. We will be exploring how place, space and faith interact in super-diverse contexts and how the lens of the built environment helps us to better understand the complex place of religion in the public sphere. Finally, we will discuss opportunities for the academy and public heritage bodies to successfully interact in production of ‘impactful’ research.
Speakers include:
Dr Linda Monckton, Historic Environment Intelligence Analyst for Social                               Impacts, Historic England.
Professor Emma Tomalin, Dr Caroline Starkey and Dr Jasjit Singh ‘Building                         Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism in England’
Dr Richard Gale (University of Cardiff) and Dr Andrew Rogers (University  of Roehampton), Title TBC (Drs Gale and Rogers have written extensively on faith, space and planning in contemporary British contexts)
Dr Claire Dwyer, UCL , Title TBC (Claire is currently researching the transnational geographies of new suburban faith spaces in the UK and Canada)
Clare Canning, University of Leicester, Title TBC (Clare is researching Sikh                           Gurdwaras in Britain, with a focus on Leicester)
Dr Anna Halafoff (Deakin University, Australia) ‘Buddhist Buildings in                                   Australia’

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