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H 276 x W 203 mm

280 pages

79 figures, 50 Tables (84 plates in colour)

Published Feb 2019

Archaeopress Access Archaeology


Paperback: 9781789691306

Digital: 9781789691313

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Heritage; Outreach; Public; Lincolnshire; Archaeology; Museums; Opinion; Survey; Engagement; Local History

‘Our Lincolnshire’: Exploring public engagement with heritage

By Carenza Lewis, Carenza Lewis, Anna Scott, Anna Cruse, Raf Nicholson, Dominic Symonds

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This book presents the aims, methods and outcomes of an innovative wide-ranging exploration of public attitudes to heritage, conducted in 2015-16 across Lincolnshire, England’s second-largest county. As policy and practice evolve, this research will remain valuable as a snapshot in time of public engagement with heritage.



Executive Summary; 1. Introduction; 2. Our Lincolnshire Heritage Survey; 3. My Lincolnshire Collection: Creative Digital Web App; 4. Lincolnshire’s Cricket Heritage; 5. Performing Lincolnshire Heritage ; 6. Project Outputs ; 7. Conclusions; APPENDIX 1: LINCOLNSHIRE POSTCODES; APPENDIX 2: ‘OUR LINCOLNSHIRE’ HERITAGE SURVEY; APPENDIX 3: MY LINCOLNSHIRE COLLECTION; APPENDIX 4: CRICKET STRAND; APPENDIX 5: PERFORMANCE STRAND

About the Author

CARENZA LEWIS is Professor of Public Understanding of Research at the University of Lincoln and an archaeologist with research interests in rural settlement and childhood. Formerly an investigator for RHCME, presenter on Channel 4’s television series ‘Time Team’ and founding director of ‘Access Cambridge Archaeology’, she has published widely while leading initiatives engaging wider publics with heritage including the ‘Higher Education Field Academy,’ ‘Cambridge Community Heritage’ and ‘Unearthing Middlefield’s Utopia’. Director of ‘Our Lincolnshire’, from 2019-22 she is leading ‘Community Archaeology in Rural Environments Meeting Societal Challenges’ (CARE-MSoC), a European Commission project exploring the social benefits of involving residents of rural communities in the Netherlands, Czech Republic and Poland in local archaeological excavations. | ANNA SCOTT is a heritage consultant and public historian affiliated with the Centre for Culture and Creativity at the University of Lincoln. Her research and practice explores critical heritage studies and the uses of the past. Current major projects include the Heritage Lottery Fund’s ‘Pilgrim Roots’ project, Arts Council England-funded ‘Illuminate’ and work with ‘Mayflower 400’, developed consequent to research on Pilgrims’ heritage in the UK and internationally. | ANNA CRUSE is studying for a PhD in History of Art at the University of Warwick. Her current research examines the influence of the ancient world upon the Florentine Renaissance, and the emergence of luxury goods markets under Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici. She is also a part-time filmmaker and has created a number of short promotional films for the University of Nottingham, documented at | RAF NICHOLSON is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Bournemouth University. Her monograph on the history of women’s cricket in Britain is due to be published by Peter Lang in 2019. She is also a freelance journalist who writes for ESPNCricinfo, ‘Wisden’ and ‘The Guardian’ as well as editing the women’s cricket website, | DOMINIC SYMONDS is Professor of Musical Theatre at the University of Lincoln. He is joint editor of ‘Studies in Musical Theatre’, and has written a number of books, including ‘Economies of Collaboration in Performance: More Than the Sum of the Parts’, recently co-authored with Karen Savage. He is interested in promoting engagement, access and diversity in the arts and has worked extensively on music and theatre projects with communities of young people, the elderly and those with disabilities throughout the UK and Europe. He leads the ‘Welcoming Voices’ project, which explores ways in which music can be used for cultural cohesion between UK and Eastern European populations.