about us


Kick-starting Heritage Innovations is principally led by Prof. Heather Viles and Alice Purkiss and project managed by Dr. Sterling Mackinnon. While based at the Oxford School of Geography and the Environment, the transdisciplinary approach of KHI facilitates unique connections both between researchers across the many departments, schools, and centres based at the University of Oxford as well as to researchers beyond the academy. Learn more about our network via the links below: 


Oxford Resiliant Buildings and Landscapes Laboratory (OxRBL)
The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)
Oxford University Heritage Network (OUHN)
Oxford Social Sciences
Saïd Business School 
Nick Cox Architects
Cultural Associates Oxford 


news and updates


02/05/2023: Read a recent blog entry by one of our intern researchers about our archival research at Blenheim Palace:

'Blenheim Palace: The Archives of an Architect'