Issue 1: ‘Cultural Heritage in an International Age’ – Wednesday June 10th 2015
furnace, is a newly forged Postgraduate Journal within the Ironbridge International Institute of Cultural Heritage (IIICH), University of Birmingham. Cultural heritage is an ever expanding and diversifying discipline; we hope to be a facilitator for sparking debates and discussions surrounding the field.
The theme for the first edition of the journal is: ‘cultural heritage in an international age’. What significant roles can heritage play in a globalising and modernising world? Has the scope and scale of the discipline responded to the demands of today’s international community? Is heritage in a dialogue with reality? These questions begin to deconstruct some of the present issues surrounding the theme and make fundamental enquiries about the future of cultural heritage.
Issue 2: Cultural Heritage in a Digital Age- October 2nd 2015
In today’s Digital Age, digital technology is embedded in all cultural heritage research and engagement. This edition aims to identify through case studies the current framework between Cultural Heritage and Digital Technology. Does digital technology include or exclude? How participatory are the current buzzwords of Crowdfunding, Crowdsourcing / User Generated Content or Mobile Technology? Has an ethical and critical discourse been developed to accommodate this rapidly developing environment? These questions begin to deconstruct some of the present issues surrounding the theme and make fundamental enquiries about the future of cultural heritage.