Centre for Heritage Research and Training (CHART)
CHART is Swansea University’s new centre for heritage research and training that will bring people with ideas and expertise together to create opportunities within and beyond the university. With projects ranging from global cultural protection to Jewish heritage, and the Welsh steel industry, CHART highlights the importance of heritage for cultural identity and shows how cultural heritage can become a focus for regeneration, economic development, place-making and well-being. CHART’s activities encompass collaborative research, international policy development, a seminar series, workshops, education, digital innovation, heritage interpretation, consultancy and more.
While our research activities are globally situated, our environment is directly shaped by the needs of the communities in which we are rooted, as shown by our long-standing commitment to the regeneration of the Hafod Morfa Copperworks. In a region profoundly affected by industrialization and de-industrialization, by political devolution and Welsh cultural identity, we take seriously the need to work in partnership with private, public and third-sector organisations.
CHART is particularly committed to mentoring emerging heritage scholars and practitioners through partnerships, placements and training. We support Swansea’s MA in Public History and Heritage and the work of other Swansea Centres and Institutes such as the Computational Foundry, South Wales Miners’ Library, Digital Humanities, and the Egypt Centre. Swansea provides a stimulating research environment for scholars at all career stages, who can work within the varied landscapes, archives and museums on our doorstep.
Email chartcentre@Swansea.ac.uk to receive CHART updates and news of events and opportunities.