Centre for Heritage Research and Training
Welcome to CHART
CHART (the Centre for Heritage Research and Training) is a hub for interdisciplinary collaboration and partnership, based in the School of Culture and Communication at Swansea University. Through research, training and engagement activities we work to support students, scholars and a wide variety of public and voluntary sector organisations both globally and across Wales.
We define heritage as a set of practices that involve either the materials that form the historic environment or intangible expressions of culture. CHART highlights the importance of heritage for cultural identity and shows how heritage can become a focus for conflict and competing interests as well as regeneration, economic development, place-making and well-being.
Urban heritage sites are a bit of an oddity. They do not fit into the cast of characters such as castles and country houses no one lives in that you have to pay extortionate prices to get in.
Wales has a long history of fishing. In South Wales this is clearer than anywhere else. Tenby was among the earliest and most noteworthy Welsh
In 2022, Rebecca Bangera undertook a SPIN internship program while pursuing my Masters in Childhood Studies at Swansea University. Through the university’s Paid Internship Network (SPIN) students are connected to employers across all sectors for four week graduate level internships.
As part of my MA in history degree at Swansea University, I was offered the amazing opportunity of a work placement with CHART.
Empowering Children to Take Ownership of their Own History Through Storytelling and Creative Heritage Practice
I have always had a fascination with history and storytelling. I was most fixated on the people of the past and their individual stories.