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New ARCH network led by Dr Jon Henderson, Dept of Classics and Archaeology

A new ARCH network exploring the use of cultural heritage for economic growth and social cohesion in East Africa has just been announced.

Led by Dr Jon Henderson, Department of Classics and Archaeology, the Rising from the Depths Network will bring together a wide range of UK arts and humanities research expertise with researchers and non-academic partners in low and middle income countries.

Jon explains: 

“The Rising from the Depths Network will identify ways in which marine cultural heritage can directly benefit coastal communities in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Madagascar.
The project will establish and maintain a trans-boundary and cross-sector network of arts and humanities-led researchers, government officers, scientists, policy makers, UN officials, NGOs, ICT professionals and specialists working in heritage, infrastructure and the offshore industry, to identify new opportunities and methodologies for protecting and utilising the marine cultural heritage of East Africa to stimulate alternative sources of income, foster local identities, and enhance the value and impact of overseas aid in the marine sector.”

More information on the award is available on the AHRC website.

Posted on Thursday 21st September 2017

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