Local Heritage

5 June 2019
On June 5, 2019, at 4 pm, welcome to the Urban Seminar by Dr. Iryna Sklokina "Museums and Centers of Local Heritage in Great Britain: How It Works (Experience of the Research Residency)."

During the Urban Seminar, Iryna Sklokina will share her experience of getting to know several public history institutions in the UK that deal with local heritage and culture, with a special focus on post-industrial heritage. Observations and interviews with employees aimed at understanding how museums interacted with their audiences, and searched for resources for development, and how they saw their place in the development of communities. The research is an outcome of the internship as part of cooperation of the Center for Urban History with St Andrews University in the project "De-industrialization and Conflict in Donbas: Capacity building in Ukraine to make Donbas (mono)towns inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable" (Grant by Global Challenges Research Fund).

Dr. Iryna Sklokina is a historian and a researcher at the Center for Urban History. Dissertation about the official Soviet policy of memory of the Nazi occupation of Ukraine using the example of Kharkiv.  At the Center for Urban History Iryna Sklokina researches historical heritage, in particular industrial and Soviet heritage in Kharkiv and Lviv. 

The event has a format of a workshop, with the guest researchers to discuss academic projects and research works on different stages of progress, and of the completed projects prepared for print.

Photo credit: Dmytro Chepurnyi.