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Culture Heritage in Danger: Archaeology and Communities in Sicily during the Second World War (1940–45)

Project description

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Sicilian archaeology and cultural heritage during World War II

The Second World War threatened the archaeological and cultural heritage of the countries involved in military operations. Bombing and ground operations in Sicily affected archaeological and cultural sites. The EU-funded SICILYWAR project will reconstruct and study the acts and conflict between different factors: military forces, national authorities, archaeologists and local communities. It will study the way the authorities treated archaeological discoveries that emerged in military constructions; the interrelations between authorities, scientists and local communities; the comparison of the role Sicilian archaeology played in the protection of cultural heritage with other similar European contexts (in Belgium, France, United Kingdom, et al). The research will benefit various disciplines including archaeologists, historians, art historians and social studies scholars.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Address

Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 166 320

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 835876

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2019

  • End date

    30 September 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 166 320

  • EU contribution

    € 166 320

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium