Staff

The Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage is based at the University of Birmingham.

We host a large number of external lecturers and visiting scholars who offer their expertise and experience to our programmes. These contributions are regularly reviewed to keep them fresh and relevant to the current situation.

Academic staff

Dr John Carman

Senior Lecturer in Heritage Valuation

Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage

I am an archaeologist with an interest in what archaeology ‘does’ in the world – how it came to be as it is, why we study what we do in the way we do it, and what that means in terms of understanding ourselves. I work particularly in two fields: cultural heritage; and conflict archaeology, especially the archaeology of battlefields. I have been recently honoured with a ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7493
Email
j.carman@bham.ac.uk

Dr Helle Jørgensen

Dr Helle Jørgensen

Lecturer in Cultural Heritage Studies

Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage

An anthropologist by education, I enjoy doing interdisciplinary research. My main interest is the production of heritage in post/colonial contexts and the associated politics of history, social memory and development, including local as well as transnational relations and practices, from heritage management to tourism and the social lives of the people living near designated heritage sites.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5498
Email
h.jorgensen@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ioanna Katapidi

Dr Ioanna Katapidi

BRIDGE Research Fellow (Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Economic Development)

Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage

I am a BRIDGE Research Fellow at the Ironbridge International Institute of Cultural Heritage, University of Birmingham, interested in the interaction between people and place and the role of heritage in this interaction. I am particularly interested in the role of heritage in place making and place identity in urban and rural areas, exploring especially local communities’ perceptions ...

Telephone
012141 51044
Email
i.katapidi@bham.ac.uk

Professor Mike Robinson

Professor Mike Robinson

Professor of Cultural Heritage
Director, Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage

Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage

I am Director of the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage - a major inter-disciplinary research and graduate Institute working with the World Heritage Site and associated museums of Ironbridge.

My interests lie in how we produce and consume categories of heritage within changing cultural and cross-cultural contexts. I am particularly interested in how tourists experience ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3119
Email
m.d.robinson@bham.ac.uk