Global Conversations

As part of the hub project’s ambitions, we aim to create an innovative platform for the sharing of knowledge and experience between the current sub-projects operating in Tanzania, Peru, Costa Rica and Ukraine as well as previous GCRF funded projects.

It is hoped that the opportunity to learn from each sub-project through a series of conversations and mutual dialogue will offer peer-to-peer discussions on a series of topics and themes. Facilitated by the University of St Andrews and the Global Cultural Heritage Hub Consolidation Project, we seek to inspire partnership working, share knowledge, increase our capacities as researchers and build sustainable relationships between the different countries and regions we all represent through this Global Conversation series.

All project researchers are encouraged and welcome to attend and take part. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us via GCRF_CultureHub@st-andrews.ac.uk

Changing Livelihoods Global Conversation – 15 July 2021

Dr Richard Bates, School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, will chair this conversation series, this session will be held on Thursday 15 July at 17:30 BST. 

The conversation webinars will create a platform for sharing knowledge and experience from GCRF research. Aiming to inspire collaboration for sustainable partnerships between the University, communities, and global institutions will help researchers achieve their project’s ambitions.

Speakers: 

Dr Tim Stojanovic 
(University of St Andrews) 

Allan Majalia 
(A Rocha Kenya)

Torrey Sanseverino
(University of St Andrews)

Ivan Danilo Gomez Ore 
(Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina)

Oliver Calle
(PRISMA)

Iona Bell
(University of St Andrews)

The Future of Museums, Recover and Reimagine. Global Conversation – 27 May 2021

Dr Richard Bates, School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, will chair the conversation series, this session will be held on the topic of ‘The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine’ – as part of the International Museum Day celebrations during May 2021. 

Facilitated by the interdisciplinary GCRF Cultural Heritage Hub Consolidation Project based at the University of St Andrews, this webinar is part of a global conversation series for GCRF researchers based at the University and our international partners.

Speakers and Projects: 

Dr Alan Miller, School of Computer Science

Alan has been involved in the use of Virtual World technologies for Cultural Heritage for over 10 years. He is a member of the Open Virtual Worlds (OVW) research group at the University of St Andrews and co-CEO of Smart History.

Dr Katie Eagleton, University of St Andrews 
Director of Libraries and Museums. After completing her PhD at Cambridge, she became a curator in the British Museum, then the British Library’s Head of Asian and African Collections. In 2017 Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. 

Ronald Martínez Villarreal, National Museum of Costa Rica
Facilitator for the Regional and Community Museums Office of the Museo Nacional de Costa Rica. Ronald is a Co-Investigator for the GCRF funded Community Crafts and Culture project. 

Samuel Franco Arce, Casa K’ojom Guatemala 
An expert in first-aid for cultural heritage as a mechanism to mitigate the damage that heritage may suffer in the event of a disaster or an emergency- former President of ICOM-LAC.

Natalie McGuire, Barbados Museum & Historical Society
Curator of Social History and Engagement at the Barbados Museum & Historical Society.

Whose data is it anyway? Global Conversation – 8 April 2021:

The next Global Conversation webinar will be held on Thursday 8 April 2021 at the local time via Zoom;15:00 (GMT [Scotland]), 17:00 (EET [Ukraine]), 18:00 (EAT [Tanzania]), 10:00 (PET [Peru]), 09:00 (CST [Costa Rica]).

The conversation webinar series will create a platform for sharing knowledge and experience from GCRF research. Aiming to inspire collaboration for sustainable partnerships between the University, communities, and global institutions to help researchers achieve their project’s ambitions.

Registration URL for Thursday 8 April 2021:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpf-qsqzMuHNVA2K7oTNh6eQ2GphE-gN4X

Listing on the University events calendar: 

https://events.st-andrews.ac.uk/events/global-converation-whose-data-is-it-anyway-webinar/

Speakers and Projects (confirmed so far): 

Dr Victoria Donovan, University of St Andrews
Principal Investigator of the ‘(Un)archiving (Post)Industry: Engaging Heritage and Developing Cultural Infrastructures’ project in Ukraine.

Iryna Sklokina and Oleksandr Makhanets, Centre for Urban History, Lviv, Ukraine

Collecting, digitizing, and sharing the archives of industrial era.

Anna Bahachenko, Mariupol Local History Museum, Mariupol, Ukraine

Whose data is it? Sharing private and institutional collections

Myroslava Liakhovych, Centre for Urban History, Lviv, Ukraine

Oral histories of industrial lives in post-industrial city

Professor Ali Watson OBE, University of St Andrews
Managing Director of The Third Generation Project, an international think tank based in Scotland that uses education and research to enable social change for climate justice.

Dr Jaremey McMullin, University of St Andrews
Principal Investigator of projects exploring veteran-led modalities of assistance and peer support in the United States and the peacebuilding impacts and potential of commercial motorcycling in Liberia.

James Suah Shilue, Platform for Dialogue and Peace, Liberia

Executive Director for the Platform for Dialogue and Peace, Liberia.


Translation: 

The majority of the webinar will be held in English. Full simultaneous audio translation in Ukrainian and English will be provided with automated subtitles in Spanish. 


The GCRF Cultural Heritage Hub Consolidation Project conducts interdisciplinary research in Tanzania, Peru, Costa Rica, and Ukraine. The project has received funding from the Scottish Funding Council’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

Website: https://www.gcrfhub.org 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gcrfstandrews 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GCRFstandrews 

For information please email: GCRF_CultureHub@st-andrews.ac.uk  

All project researchers are encouraged and welcome to attend and take part. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us via GCRF_CultureHub@st-andrews.ac.uk

Climate Change and Costal Communities Global Conversation – Wednesday 3 February 2021

The first ‘South-South’ conversation/webinar on the theme of Climate Change and Coastal Communities will be held on Wednesday 3 February 2021 at the local time below via Zoom;15:00 (GMT [Scotland]), 18:00 (EAT [Tanzania]), 10:00 (PET [Peru]) and 09:00 (CST [Costa Rica]).