February 12, 2021
Archaeology, Historic Preservation, Oral History, Public History, South Asian History / Studies
The Centre for Public History at the Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology (CPH-SMI), Bengaluru (India) - which celebrates ten years of its existence this year - announces its inaugural CPH@10 Public Talk on Friday, February 12 at 6 pm IST online. We invite you to participate in these talks curated by the team at CPH-SMI.
CPH@10 Public Talks
These monthly online talks engage with a range of topics with a focus on Public History. The invited speakers are drawn from a wide variety of domains, whose work and practice engage with a public understanding of the past.
Wellbeing and Heritage:
Creating Healthier Societies through Heritage
Dr Faye Sayer
Reader in Community Archaeology and Public History
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Friday, February 12, 2021, 6 pm IST
The talk explores the relationship between heritage and wellbeing, examining the role that heritage professionals can play in positively impacting individual and community wellbeing. Case studies are used to illustrate how archaeologists can evaluate the impact of their organisations and projects on visitor, participant, volunteer, and staff wellbeing.
We will consider the pandemic's impact on wellbeing and on heritage, and the ability of virtual heritage to help support wellbeing. There will be an opportunity to explore future strategies for integrating well-being objectives into heritage, public history and archaeology programmes and projects.
Dr Faye Sayer is a Reader in Community Archaeology and Public History at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Her research specialism is in the value and impact of archaeology to the public and community, specifically its impact on wellbeing. Dr Sayer has worked for some of the UK's most significant heritage organisations, including English Heritage, The Portable Antiquities Scheme, and the Museum of London. She has developed and evaluated public archaeology, public history and heritage projects, around the world in the UK, US, Europe, Australia, Nigeria and India, and is currently directing an international research project - "Heritage and Well-being: Creating Healthier Societies Through Heritage" - funded by the British Academy.
Srijan Sandip Mandal, PhD
Centre for Public History
Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bengaluru
(A Constituent Unit of the Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal)