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Critical Heritage Studies and the Future of Europe_Towards an integrated, interdisciplinary and transnational training model in cultural heritage research and management

Objective

CHEurope focuses on developing a new integrated theoretical and methodological framework to enhance the academic and professional training and open future job opportunities in cultural heritage preservation, management and promotion. Heritage has commonly been perceived through its contingent relationship to other areas, preventing it to be considered as a ‘legitimate’ scientific discipline. Moreover, research and practice in this field are still too often seen as separate dimensions. Thus, there is an increasing need to address these diverging trends in the expanding heritage industry with a critical approach that situates cultural heritage in its social, economic and political frameworks, as well as in professional practice.
Bringing together a network of key European academic and non-academic organisations, the project will explore the processes by which heritage is ‘assembled’ through practice-based research in partner institutions that connect students to their future job markets and publics. Our aim is to inform more conventional aspects of cultural heritage designation, care and management with a strong focus on present and future consumers. We propose an advanced learning strategy based on the emerging field of Critical Heritage Studies, which combines theoretical and instrumental knowledge at a transnational and interdisciplinary level, in a series of research seminars, summer schools and secondments. The program is based on themes where cultural heritage is undergoing profound change, such as Heritage Futures, Curating the City, Digital Heritage, Heritage and Wellbeing and Management and Citizen Participation. In so doing, this research will have a direct impact on future heritage policies and be linked explicitly to new modes of training. These will enable future practitioners to facilitate a more democratic and informed dialogue between and across various heritage industries and their users, promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in this field.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
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Coordinator

GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 790 977,96

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 819 863,64
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Iscte - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 238 356,36
Address
Avenida Das Forcas Armadas
1649 026 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 743 618,88
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT HASSELT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 560
Address
Martelarenlaan 42
3500 Hasselt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISTITUTO PER I BENI ARTISTICI CULTURALI E NATURALI DELLA REGIONE EMILIA ROMAGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Via Galliera 21
40121 Bologna
Activity type
Research Organisations

Partners (21)

STATENS MUSEER FOR VARLDSKULTUR
Sweden
Address
Sodra Vagen 54
402 27 Goteborg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
KHM-MUSEUMSVERBAND
Austria
Address
Burgring 5
1010 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Bohuslän Museum
Sweden
Address

Uddevalla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Göteborgs Stadsmuseum/City Museum
Sweden
Address

Göteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Z33 – Huis voor Actuele Kunst
Belgium
Address

Hasselt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING NATIONAAL MUSEUM VAN WERELDCULTUREN
Netherlands
Address
Steenstraat 1
2312 BS Leiden
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING JOODS HISTORISCH MUSEUM
Netherlands
Address
Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1
1011 PL Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
Black Cultural Archives
United Kingdom
Address

London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
British Library Labs
United Kingdom
Address

London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Imaxin|Software S.L.
Spain
Address

La Coruña
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE
Italy
Address
Largo Gemelli 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOORBEELD EN GELUID
Netherlands
Address
Media Parkboulevard 1
1200 BB Hilversum
Activity type
Other
UCL Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women’s Health
United Kingdom
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
National Museum and Research Center of Altamira
Spain
Address

Santillana Del Mar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHES ARCHEOLOGIQUES PREVENTIVES
France
Address
Rue D Alesia 121
75685 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Social Spaces, Inter-Actions, LUCA School of Arts
Belgium
Address

Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CULTURE LAB
Belgium
Address
Rue Du Parc 10
5310 Boneffe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOPRINTENDENZA SPECIALE PER IL COLOSSEO IL MUSEO NAZIONALE ROMANO E L'AREA ARCHEOLOGICA DI ROMA
Italy
Address
Piazza Dei Cinquecento 67
00185 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Stichting Imagine Identity and Culture
Netherlands
Address

Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
Stichting Amsterdam Museum
Netherlands
Address
Kalverstraat 92
1001 AC Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
Swedish National Heritage Board
Sweden
Address

Frösön
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)