Welcome to CONCH, a co-productive heritage research project centred in Tanzania and funded by the UK Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

This project brings together UK and African archaeologists, heritage professionals, and community groups in the built heritage of the East African, or Swahili, coast. It aims to explore and celebrate the rich architectural heritage of Pangani with different local stakeholders.

Here you can follow the project as it develops, see what events we are running in Pangani and our ongoing research outputs. You can also follow the project and work in Pangani through our Facebook and Instagram sites. 

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Education officer working with school staff
24th August 2018

Our blog is now live and we will be posting regularly over the next weeks about our experiences working in Pangani. Check the 'Research' page to see more. With thanks to all our contributors. Asante Sana!

13th July 2018

This Research Colloquium will be an opportunity to meet the newest members of our team who will give papers on their specialisms in building surveying and heritage research using digital tools. See our events calendar for more details.

1st July 2018

Our fieldwork, workshops and training are starting this July! Check out our photo gallery for photographs from previous work undertaken in the area. We are hoping to provide more photos via Instagram as the season continues.

Find out more about the CONCH project, including our objectives, the team and our partner organisations.
Discover more about the events and activities planned throughout the CONCH project's lifespan.
Learn more about the CONCH project's outreach programmes with local Tanzanian communities.
Explore our gallery to discover more about the buildings and communities that we are working with.