Research Professor Tim Winter.
Professor Tim Winter.

He has published widely on heritage, development, urban conservation, tourism and heritage diplomacy. He is President of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies and been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge, The Getty and Asia Research Institute, Singapore. He has previously worked with the World Bank, Getty Conservation Institute, and World Monuments Fund, and his recent books include The Routledge Handbook of Heritage in Asia and Shanghai Expo: an international forum on the future of cities. He is currently working on urban sustainability in Asia and heritage diplomacy along the new Silk Road.



"Heritage diplomacy and One Belt One Road"

Hmmm, are we entering the 3rd age of heritage? One that is defined by movement and connectivity? This presentation introduces heritage diplomacy to consider such a proposal. Identifying an emergent trend towards connections, flows and networks, the talk focuses on China’s grand strategy for the economic and physical integration of Eurasia in the 21st Century: One Belt, One Road (OBOR). Reading OBOR through the lens of heritage diplomacy points towards a future of heritage and conservation value regimes which arise from a complex mix of trade deals, geopolitics and notions of civilization.