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Conques in the Global World. Transferring Knowledge: from Material to Immaterial Heritage

Description du projet

Faire la lumière sur la construction médiévale de Conques

Site classé au patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO et connu comme l’un des plus beaux villages de France, Conques est une zone touristique, historique et politique importante, réunissant architecture, archéologie et monuments du IXe au XXIe siècle. Bien que son importance culturelle soit largement reconnue, Conques n’a pas suscité beaucoup d’intérêt chez les chercheurs. Le projet CONQUES, financé par l’UE, entend reconstruire des éléments importants de la culture européenne en étudiant les principales étapes de la construction médiévale de Conques. Cela permettra de faire la lumière sur la façon dont l’identité de Conques s’est construite au Moyen Âge et la manière dont son histoire s’est réinventée aux XIXe et XXe siècles.

Objectif

Conques is visited annually by thousands of tourists and walking pilgrims. It is a unique site of cultural heritage preserving outstanding visual, material, and ritual cultures from the 9th to the 21st c. Regretfully, its cultural significance contrasts with the lack of comprehensive scholarly attention. Its date, level of reconstruction, and place in the story of the history of art have all been disputed. This is alarming, since a complex understanding of this unique site is indispensable for both the effective research of scientific communities and the expansion of interest among public audiences.
The CONQUES project emerges from an ongoing story of exchanges and interactions between scholars, institutions, and fields of research. The overall goal of CONQUES is to promote the first interdisciplinary integrative research on the site, combining the expertise from five different fields, and thus to increase its currently marginal role in public discourse. Our aim is to reconstruct crucial elements in the development of European culture through investigating major stages in the medieval construction of Conques, but also to reimagine and tell the story of the 19th and 20th century “re-invention” of the European Middle Ages.
We will break new ground in different disciplines by employing both classic and experimental methods. The key outcomes of this integrative analysis will include: a) a long overdue scientific monograph; b) the creation of a sustainable collaborative research platform working at the crossroads of different disciplines; c) an integrative protocol of research, which will be transferable and exploitable on other sites of the shared medieval European culture; d) the creation of a sustainable public outreach program sharing the results of this multidisciplinary research with a wide audience through exhibitions, and public lectures, and widely disseminated didactic books for the public and tourists.

Coordinateur

Masarykova univerzita
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 538 200,00
Adresse
Zerotinovo namesti 9
601 77 Brno
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Région
Česko Jihovýchod Jihomoravský kraj
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Coût total
€ 538 200,00

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