Professor Neil Forbes’s research interests traverse the fields of cultural heritage (contested and
conflicted heritage, the memorialization of war), and twentieth century history (interaction of
foreign policy, international business and the European dictatorships). His many publications include Cultural Heritage in a Changing World (2016), and Multinational Enterprise, Political Risk and Organisational Change: from Total War to Cold War (2019). He has
played a leading role in several national and international research projects, including a mass digitalization and creative archiving project in association with the UK’s BT and The National Archives, and as Co-ordinator of the EU’s FP7 RICHES project – ‘Renewal, Innovation and Change: Heritage and European Society’. He is currently Co-ordinator of two of the EU’s H2020 projects: REACH - ‘RE-designing Access to Cultural Heritage for a wider participation in preservation, (re-)use and management of European culture’ - a social platform for cultural
heritage; and CSI-COP - a Science with and for Society project on citizen science. He is a member of several professional associations and other bodies.
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