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About the Festival


This festival celebrates and showcases the diversity and the quality of Cultural Heritage research at the University of Edinburgh, and is designed to foster new connections, opportunities, and questions that concern the presence of the past in the present.

Cultural Heritage is one of nine research themes selected for development by the College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. You can find out more about the other research themes here:

At the same time, Cultural Heritage is one of the key focus areas of the Una Europa Alliance of universities. You can find out more about cultural heritage at Una Europa here:

Cultural Heritage is also the focus of new educational developments within the unievrsity of Edinburgh, including the Edinburgh Future Institute’s new Msc in Cultural Heritage Futures:

And Cultural Heritage is also supported by the University of Edinburgh’s exceptional research collections and museums (, libraries and infrastructures, as well as our longstanding and deep connections to memory institutions of national and international important in the city.




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