Scotland’s Living Heritage

Next week, Prof Máiréad Nic Craith will give her inaugural lecture on world heritage in Scotland. She will look at the importance of historic and listed buildings in Britain and will point to Scotland’ s success in getting world heritage status for five designated sites. Máiréad will focus on the idea of “dúchas” which places great emphasis on people and connects living heritage to particular places. She will also look at examples of living heritage in Scotland. Máiréad will argue that it is time for the UK to ratify UNESCO’s Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003).

The lecture takes place  in the Postgraduate Centre – Cairn Lecture Theatre at Heriot-Watt University on Wednesday 29th May at 5pm. If you would like to join us for this event, you are welcome to sign up.

 

Author: Máiréad Nic Craith

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