Welcome to the Within the Walls blog pages, a space where the WTW team can post their thoughts and ideas (as individuals and as a team) as they progress through their research on the heritage of York. This site is a ‘window-frame’ into the research side of the project but there is also room for guest bloggers, photo-essays, fictional fancies, reflexive accounts and related filmed events. The team hopes the experience of blogging will help them to tease out and apply a critical eye to some of the issues they come across, in a creative and engaged manner. Comments and interactions from the rest of the digital community are most welcome.
The WTW team will be engaging critically with their role amidst wider academic discussion; for example, subsequent blogs will reflect on the meaning of project’s title, on personal research experiences and methodological issues that surface during project work. The team will also be keeping pace with practicalities of heritage management, and will be working closely with, or indeed as, locally based heritage practitioners. The project is purposely situated between the academic theory and heritage practice, and throughout their studies the team hope to reveal interesting perspectives and potential tensions in order to contribute to current discussions in the heritage management field.
They are currently at the early stages of research so please ‘watch this space’ for further blogs and familiarise yourself with the menu bars above for more details about the Within the Walls Project.