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Critical Heritages: performing and representing identities in Europe

Objective

CoHERE explores the ways in which identities in Europe are constructed through heritage representations and performances that connect to ideas of place, history, tradition and belonging. The research identifies existing heritage practices and discourses in Europe. It also identifies means to sustain and transmit European heritages that are likely to contribute to the evolution of inclusive, communitarian identities and counteract disaffection with, and division within, the EU. A number of modes of representation and performance are explored in the project, from cultural policy, museum display, heritage interpretation, school curricula and political discourse to music and dance performances, food and cuisine, rituals and protest. Across an experienced, multidisciplinary consortium we take various theoretical and methodological approaches to these. Relevance to the work programme is ensured through key approaches, which are: 1) the relational study of productions and experiences of heritage at institutional, social and personal levels, including research into people’s activities and attitudes; 2) research by practice and the provision of public-facing dissemination activities; and 3) the critically-informed development of instruments (e.g. models for policy, curricula, museum and heritage practice) intended to promote reflection on and valorisation of European heritages and to engender socially-inclusive attitudes. The project is multidisciplinary, including museum, heritage and memory studies, cultural history, education, musicology, ethnology, political science, archaeology, ethnolinguistics and digital interaction design. The consortium comprises 12 partners over 9 countries, including universities, an SME, two museums and a cultural network. The research covers diverse European territories and realities comparatively and in depth.

Field of science

  • /humanities/history and archaeology/archaeology
  • /social sciences/political science
  • /social sciences/political science/political communication
  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history
  • /social sciences/sociology/anthropology/ethnology
  • /humanities/arts/art history/musicology

Call for proposal

H2020-REFLECTIVE-SOCIETY-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 832 594,41

Participants (11)

AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 192 927,50
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 157 992,50
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 184 211,25
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISTANBUL BILGI UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 180 931,25
Address
Kazim Karabekir Cad 2/13 Istanbul Eski Silahtaraga Elektrik Santrali Santraistanbul Kampusu
34060 Eyup Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 160 961,25
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 225 296,09
Address
Toldbodgade 37B
1253 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 234 286,25
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LATVIJAS KULTURAS AKADEMIJA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 150 411,25
Address
Ludzas Iela 24
LV1003 Riga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEES NETWERK CULTURELE CENTRA IVZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 20 680
Address
Van Overbekelaan 164
1083 Brussels
Activity type
Other
MUZEUM HISTORII ZYDOW POLSKICH POLIN
Poland
EU contribution
€ 79 617,50
Address
Ul. Mordechaja Anielewicza 6
00 157 Warszawa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
STICHTING NATIONAAL MUSEUM VAN WERELDCULTUREN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 79 742,50
Address
Steenstraat 1
2312 BS Leiden
Activity type
Research Organisations