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Critical Heritages: performing and representing identities in Europe

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.
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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)

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AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 192 927,50

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 157 992,50

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 184 211,25

ISTANBUL BILGI UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 180 931,25

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 160 961,25

Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 225 296,09

HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 234 286,25

LATVIJAS KULTURAS AKADEMIJA

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 150 411,25

EUROPEES NETWERK CULTURELE CENTRA IVZW

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 20 680

MUZEUM HISTORII ZYDOW POLSKICH POLIN

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 79 617,50

STICHTING NATIONAAL MUSEUM VAN WERELDCULTUREN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 79 742,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 693289

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2016

  • End date

    31 March 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 499 651,75

  • EU contribution

    € 2 499 651,75

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom