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David Harvey - New Research Programme Director at the Materials-Culture-Heritage (MCH) Research Programme

David Harvey took over the postion as Research Programme Director on 1 February 2021.

2021.02.25 | Camilla Dimke

David C Harvey’s research has focussed on geographies of heritage, landscape and commemoration. Coining the processual definition of heritage, his work has informed debates around the historicity of heritage, the scalar relations of heritage, and connections between heritage, landscape and climate change.

This work has used oral histories, creative archival and ethnographic perspectives to make space for ‘other voices’, as well as make critical interventions in theory and practice.

David is excited about the opportunities that the Materials-Culture-Heritage (MCH) Research Programme affords to provide an environment that is both critical and supportive for researchers across the field, from early career to senior scholars. In the present context of the climate crisis, decoloniality, inequality and diversity issues, together with a broader imperative towards societal engagement, the MCH programme ought to provide a lens through which research at AU can make interventions within both academic and wider fields. Furthermore, as the experience of the Covid Pandemic has taught us, the Research Programme can provide a space through which individual researchers can become a ‘community of scholars’, able both to ferment cutting edge research activities as well as nurture a sense of collegiality and mutual support that lies at the heart of quality research.

David is very much looking forward to meeting his colleagues again, when C-19 allows!


David Harvey
School of Culture and Society - Department of Archeology and Heritage Studies
Moesgård Allé 20
building 4211
8270 Højbjerg

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