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European Colonial Heritage Modalities in Entangled Cities

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 770248

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 February 2018

  • End date

    31 July 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.6.2.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 461 890

  • EU contribution

    € 2 461 890

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF HULL

United Kingdom

Objective

ECHOES addresses a pressing dilemma at the heart of contemporary Europe: the fact that while the history of empires and colonialism undoubtedly constitutes a shared European past, this past remains strangely silent in official narratives about Europe’s ‘heritage’; those things it values enough to save for future generations. We argue that the EU urgently needs not just to acknowledge this dilemma but to reflexively and progressively include it at the heart of its identity. ‘Europeanising’ difficult colonial heritage is becoming all the more necessary today as the EU operates in increasingly global contexts, relationships and geographies, where its ongoing ‘deficit’ towards accepting colonialism as a part of European history collides with the palpable ‘surplus’ of colonial memory in much of the outside world with which Europe grows ever more entangled. ECHOES therefore proposes that the memory of colonialism needs to find its place in contemporary European heritage debates. Drawing on the proven expertise of a team of leading international scholars, ECHOES will show that it is through exploring the creative activities and engagements with colonial legacy in European and non-European cities still imbued with manifold traces of the colonial past that one can identify new forms of progressive heritage practice. Through a facilitation of horizontal science diplomacy between cities and the creation of new links and partnerships with artists, museums and civic groups, ECHOES will foster new future-oriented forms of intercultural dialogues based on de-colonial understandings of colonial relations. When lifted to a European level this science diplomacy will contribute to a rethinking of existing tensions between Europe and its global neighbours.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF HULL

Address

Cottingham Road
Hu6 7rx Hull

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 771 430

Participants (5)

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 305 835

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 368 750

UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 315 062,50

CENTRO DE ESTUDOS SOCIAIS

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 400 062,50

UNIVERSITE RENNES II

France

EU Contribution

€ 300 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 770248

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 February 2018

  • End date

    31 July 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.6.2.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 461 890

  • EU contribution

    € 2 461 890

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF HULL

United Kingdom