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European Colonial Heritage Modalities in Entangled Cities

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.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-ENG-GLOBALLY-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SC6-ENG-GLOBALLY-2017

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF HULL
Net EU contribution
€ 771 430,00
Address
Cottingham Road
HU6 7RX Hull
United Kingdom

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Region
Yorkshire and the Humber East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire Kingston upon Hull, City of
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (5)

AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 305 835,00
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C

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Region
Danmark Midtjylland Østjylland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 368 750,00
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 315 062,50
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00 927 Warszawa

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Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRO DE ESTUDOS SOCIAIS
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 400 062,50
Address
Colegio S Jeronimo Praca D Dinis
3000 995 Coimbra

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Region
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Coimbra
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE RENNES II
France
Net EU contribution
€ 300 750,00
Address
Place Du Recteur Henri Le Moal
35043 Rennes Cedex

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Region
Bretagne Bretagne Ille-et-Vilaine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00