Unruly Heritage

An Archaeology of the Anthropocene

The aim of this project is to investigate how the haunting, ruined, and stranded material legacies of the Anthropocene
challenge current conceptions of heritage, and urge us to adopt more accommodating and complex understandings.

Unruly Heritage explores how things’ persistency complicates and questions traditional delineations between past
and present, and how their unruly afterlives allow for alternative memory practices. It critically scrutinizes the
ethical foundations of heritage, as well as explores possible justifications for, and consequences of an ethics
extended to things. In doing so, it investigates how a radical broadening of the humanistic concept
of care may contribute to alternative and more ecologically sound heritage approaches.




Esther Breithoff / Levi Bryant / Mats Burström / Denis Byrne
Caitlin DeSilvey / Ewa Domanska / Geneviève Godin / Timothy LeCain
Bjørnar Olsen / Þóra Pétursdóttir / Anatolijs Venovcevs / Svetlana Vinogradova



Funded by The Research Council of Norway


Remains of Nazi Germany's Atlantic Wall are quite ubiquitous from France to Arctic Europe. These features are around the village of Hamningberg, an abandoned fishing village 43 km away from Vardø, Norway. They… https://t.co/Nzo7VIlJTh

Anyone in London? 🇬🇧 We are lucky to be involved in an upcoming project titled "Foragers of the Foreshore." The exhibition will open in late September and explore stories recovered from the Thames by mudlarks. We… https://t.co/OXiaLGUdCn

Fully funded PhD position at @UiTromso in Peace Studies, looking at social movements in relation to perceived threats. While not in our department, it may be of interest to our followers in human geography, criminology, sociology, conflict studies, etc. https://t.co/nvEY94GNHo

Follow our live streams today & tomorrow
https://t.co/h8RxnkOAvb (day 1)
https://t.co/vpLTWFkX5M (day 2)
#coloniallegacies #preservation #archives #counterarchives @AHRCheritage @ghilondon

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