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Cultural Opposition: Understanding the Cultural Heritage of Dissent in the Former Socialist Countries

Cultural Opposition: Understanding the Cultural Heritage of Dissent in the Former Socialist Countries

Objective

The project proposes both to create an electronic registry of representative online and offline, private and public collections of cultural opposition in all former socialist countries in Europe and to study the origins, uses and changing roles of these collections in their social, political and cultural contexts. We seek to further an understanding of how these (private and public, alternative and mainstream) collections work, what functions they serve in their respective societies, and how they represent their holdings to the public. The project will examine the legal and political circumstances that determined the collections before 1989 and the conditions that shape them in the post-socialist period. The analyses of the collections will identify various types of cultural opposition.

Objectives include: 1. an online registry and a transnational database of collections in the original languages and English that will be accessible to European archival platforms and networks; 2. descriptions of and guides to the collections to enhance the quality of research and provide guidance on the role of the EU in this respect; 3. country reports on the collections and proposals concerning methods of preserving cultural heritage, and a handbook on various types of cultural opposition represented by the collections; 4. online curriculum development and digital content for educational purposes; 5. a documentary film festival, traveling and online exhibitions and local media events based on selected collections; 6. a set of recommendations concerning how to exhibit the cultural opposition movements of former socialist countries for the House of European History.

This project will highlight the positive aspects of the former cultural opposition movements, such as democratic participation, autonomy and cultural plurality, and will remind us of an important pan-European truth: that civic courage can produce genuine cultural values even under authoritarian rule.
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Coordinator

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA BOLCSESZETTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT

Address

Toth Kalman Utca 4
1097 Budapest

Hungary

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 357 410

Participants (11)

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INSTYTUT FILOZOFII I SOCJOLOGII POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 195 180

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 175 750

STIFTUNG ZUR ERFORSCHUNG VON OST- UND SUDOSTEUROPA

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 451 750

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA TARSADALOMTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 250 752,50

LIETUVOS ISTORIJOS INSTITUTAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 118 900

UNIVERZITA KARLOVA

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 127 150

UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCURESTI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 176 525

HRVATSKI INSTITUT ZA POVIJEST

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 143 950

UNIVERZITA KOMENSKEHO V BRATISLAVE

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 138 075

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 151 375

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA SZAMITASTECHNIKAI ES AUTOMATIZALASI KUTATOINTEZET

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 198 100

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 692919

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2016

  • End date

    31 January 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 484 917,50

  • EU contribution

    € 2 484 917,50

Coordinated by:

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA BOLCSESZETTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT

Hungary