History, Heritage and Ideology: the commemoration of benefactors

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Date / time: 24 March, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wolfson Conference Suite, Institute of Historical Research

History, Heritage and Ideology: the commemoration of benefactors

Cultural institutions, not least universities, have depended for centuries on private benefactions. But the wealth from which these derive has frequently come from activity that is counter to modern social and ethical standards, and donors may have had dubious motives for their giving. In the light of the duty of these institutions to uphold the highest contemporary values, what is their duty to their benefactors? How, for example, should they acknowledge them? This conference will be of interest to all students of history and to those engaged in educational and cultural fundraising.

Speakers include:

  • Professor Eamon Duffy (University of Cambridge)
  • Professor Lawrence Goldman (IHR)
  • Profoessor Stuart Jones (University of Manchester)
  • Dr Jill Pellew (IHR)*John Shakeshaft (University of Cambridge)
  • Dr Laura Van Broekhoven (Director of the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford)
  • Dr Tiffany Jenkins (author of Keeping their Marbles)
  • Professor William Whyte (University of Oxford)
  • Howard Spencer (English Heritage)
  • Dr Nick Draper (UCL)
  • Professor Brian Young (University of Oxford)
  • Vicky Harrison (formerly of the Wolfson Foundation)

Full fee: £35 Student/unwaged/retired/ IHR Friend: £25

For more information and to register for this event please visit: http://www.sas.ac.uk/events/event/6843