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Cultural Narratives of Crisis and Renewal

Objective

The objective of the “Cultural Narratives of Crisis and Renewal” project is to examine cultural production and cultural practices in periods of societal crisis at the turn-of the 20th Century on both sides of the Atlantic. The overarching aim of the project is to investigate the role of cultural production, not just as a vehicle to elaborate cohesive narratives in moments of crisis, but as a space to create alternative imaginaries for social renewal. We need to explore the changing nature of our societies and the reconfiguration of regional and/or national cultural landscapes into globalized real (and virtual) spaces that erode the cultural frontiers of the nation-state.
The project aims to address the scarcity of scientific research on cultural narratives elaborated around conjunctures of crisis and renewal, from the 1970s transition to neoliberalism in Latin America, to the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis in Spain. The analysis of cultural narratives and production in periods of societal crisis will lead us to identify underlying sets of values, beliefs, and practices: the way people think and act; who those people are and why they operate in a given cultural set (Cardoso and Jacobetty 2012).
The programme will bring together researchers specialized in Hispanic and Latin American culture from 4 universities in Europe (Newcastle University (UNEW), Amsterdam University (UVA), Universitat de València (UV) and Universitat de Lleida (UDL)) and 4 universities in Latin America (Universidad Austral de Chile (UACH), Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC: Argentina), and Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero (UNTREF: Argentina)). The project will support international networking, high quality academic publications (including at least 3 edited volumes, and 6 collaborative articles in international peer-reviewed journals), and knowledge transfer through research and training events, conferences, and exhibitions.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

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Kings Gate
Ne1 7ru Newcastle Upon Tyne

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 382 500

Participants (4)

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UNIVERSIDAD DE LLEIDA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 171 000

UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 337 500

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 49 500

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 103 500

Partners (4)

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Universidad Austral de Chile

Chile

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DEL PERU

Peru

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE TRES DEFEBRERO

Argentina

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE CORDOBA

Argentina

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 645666

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 044 000

  • EU contribution

    € 1 044 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom