Keepers of University Heritage: The University of Glasgow Archives and Special Collections

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Changing the Perception of Govan’s Heritage

For over twenty years, Professor Stephen Driscoll has been championing Govan’s heritage and changing the perception of Govan along with it. Working with Govan Workspace Ltd, a local regeneration charity, Stephen has helped to uncover some of Govan’s lost treasures – but there is more still to do. Govan has a fascinating past. Before it […]

Heritage: preserving and using past knowledge to inform people about the future.

Heritage is a broad sector that encompasses preserving and using past knowledge to inform people about the future. That might involve working with historic locations to reinterpret their collections, as with Stirling Castle Palace or preserving collections through new digital curation technology and training courses. More broadly, we research the history of places and place […]

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Heritage in the College of Arts

In the College of Arts we understand heritage to be the living past. It is a tangible inheritance of archaeological sites, historic buildings, the artefacts in our museum collections, the documents in our archives, works of art and of literature; and it is our inherited beliefs, values, knowledge, languages, traditions and practices. Heritage is not […]

Theatre and Performance, Ecology and Heritage

The theme of our recent Performing Arts event: ‘Ecology and Heritage’ may not have been the most obvious topic for a workshop highlighting research in theatre and performance. However, representatives of the RSPB, Velocity, Northlight Heritage,  Environmental Arts Festival Scotland and Glasgow City Council all agreed with academics from the College of Arts that performance […]

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Film and Broadcasting in the College of Arts

If you tune into the radio or turn on the television on a daily basis, you’ll no doubt have heard the voices of numerous University of Glasgow staff. Academics across the College of Arts regularly offer expert opinion on a range of topics of the day, and not just in Scotland. Our academics are also […]

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Celtic Connections: Playing & Learning at the opening concert

This month sees Glasgow’s renowned Celtic Connections festival take shape, with audiences and artists from both around the world and closer to home. This year’s opening concert is a celebration of the work of the late Martyn Bennett (1971-2005), one of Scotland’s great musical innovators, on the 10th anniversary of his early death from Hodgkin’s […]

Unmasking the Classics: A new perspective on Greek theatre

Imagine watching an ancient Greek play that hasn’t been seen for over 2,000 years. For the first time, a project in the College of Arts has recreated Greek theatre masks directly from ancient objects allowing us to understand the crucial role they played in ancient drama. After playing to an audience in Syracuse, the ancient […]