The Centre for Heritage Research and Training (CHART) is based at Swansea University. CHART brings people together to consider the links between cultural heritage and urban regeneration, economic development, place-making, and well-being. With projects ranging from global cultural protection to the Welsh steel industry, and the regeneration of the Hafod Morfa Copperworks, our research is globally situated, but our environment is directly shaped by the needs of the communities in which we are rooted. In a region profoundly affected by 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 also committed to mentoring emerging heritage scholars and practitioners. 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.
Partner contact: Hilary Orange