Ugly Politics, Fragile World?

Join Masters students as they explore the latest debates in Global Heritage at the University of Derby’s annual Public History & Heritage symposium.


MA students are inviting you to join them as they take to the floor at the University of Derby to examine how conflict, political discourse, tourism and environmental challenges are effecting heritage across the globe. The Symposium entitled Ugly Politics, Fragile World? will take place on Wednesday 5th June 2019 at the University’s Kedleston Road campus.

Students currently studying for an MA in Public History and Heritage will present a range of papers throughout the day 

covering a broad spectrum of case studies from the repatriation of artefacts and looting in Egypt to the legacy of Eva Peron in Argentina and dark tourism in Cambodia.

The opening speaker will be Adrian Farmer from UNESCO world heritage site Derwent Valley Mills.

The MA in Public History and Heritage was set up in 2017 and has successfully attracted recent post graduates alongside those looking to pursue or further their career in the museum and heritage industry. The course, now in its second year, offers a compelling combination of work experience, practical training and academic research. The symposium offers an opportunity for students to explore in depth issues affecting heritage outside of the UK, whilst mastering professional, academic presentation skills.

For those with an interest in history, heritage and global politics this promises to be a fascinating and illuminating day. The event is free and open to all. For more information and to register go to

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