Research Strands

RESEARCH

WP1 Productions and omissions of European heritage

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Team: led by Professor Chris Whitehead and researchers from Newcastle University (UK), with researchers from Aarhus University (DK), University of Amsterdam (NL), University of Bologna (IT), and Heriot-Watt University (UK), in collaboration with Dr MaƂgorzata Pakier from POLIN: the Museum for the History of the Polish Jews (PL).

Description

Productions and omissions of European heritage provides a critical foundation for CoHERE as a whole, interrogating different meanings of heritage, historical constructions and representations of Europe, formative histories for European identities that are neglected or hidden because of political circumstances, and non-official heritage.

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WP2 The use of past in political discourse and the representation of Islam in European museums

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Team: led by Professor Ayhan Kaya and researchers from Istanbul Bilgi University (TK) with Dr Chiara de Cesari from University of Amsterdam (NL), and researchers from Newcastle University (UK), in collaboration with Dr Wayne Modest from National Museum of World Cultures (NL)

Description

The use of past in political discourse and the representation of Islam in European museums investigates public/popular discourses and dominant understandings of a homogeneous ‘European heritage’ and the exclusion of groups such as minorities from a stronger inclusion into European society. The WP focuses on the position of ‘Others’ within or outwith European heritages and identities, attending particularly to the place and perception of Islam and to legacies of colonialism in contemporary European societies.

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WP3 Cultural forms and expressions of identity in Europe

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Team: led by Professor Ullrich Kockel and researchers from Heriot-Watt University (UK) with Dr Baiba Tjarve and researchers from Latvian Academy of Culture (LT) and researchers from Newcastle University (UK), in collaboration with the European Network of Cultural Centres (BE).

Description

Cultural forms and expressions of identity in Europe focuses on cultural traditions as significant factors that form local, regional, national and European identities and the ways in which cultural communities and policy makers develop cultural tradition, maintain intangible cultural heritage and ensure its sustainability for future generations. The WP engages particularly with language, tourism, music and festivals within heritage contexts.

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WP4 Digital heritage dialogue[s]: the role of digitally-enabled conversations in constructing heritage identities in Europe

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Team: led by Annelie Berner and researchers from Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (DK) with Dr Areti Galani and researchers from Newcastle University (UK) and researchers from University of Athens (GR), in collaboration with the European Network of Cultural Centres (BE) and the National Museum of World Cultures (NL).

Description

Digital heritage dialogue[s]: the role of digitally-enabled conversations in constructing heritage identities in Europe engages with digital design methodologies to investigate heritage conversations online and on-site (i.e. in a museum/heritage setting and beyond), and to craft opportunities for talk/dialogue within exhibition and heritage settings to develop intercultural dialogue. The WP explores the potential of existing and future digital technologies (e.g. web- and mobile-based, alongside experimental bespoke tools for use in museums and sites) to provide deeper understandings of European heritage alongside reflexive identities and inclusive senses of belonging.

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WP5 Education, heritage and identities

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Team: led by Professor Troels Myrup Christensen and researchers from Aarhus University (DK) with Dr Lia Galani and researchers from University of Athens (GR) and researchers from Istanbul Bilgi University (TK) and researchers from the Latvian Academy of Culture (LV).

Description

Education, heritage and identitiesdevelops best practices in the production and transmission of European heritages and identities within two sectors that face challenges in an age of immigration and globalization, namely education and cultural heritage production. It explores how European identity is shaped through formal and informal learning situations both in and outside the classroom with the purpose of enhancing school curricula and informal learning at heritage sites by integrating innovative technologies and including multicultural perspectives.

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WP6 Food as Heritage

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Team: led by Professor Ilaria Porciani and researchers from Bologna University (IT), with researchers from Newcastle University (UK), University of Athens (GR) and in collaboration with POLIN (PL) and SNMW (NL)

Description

Food as Heritage focuses on food as a fundamental element of heritage, and a very important one in times of crisis as a means of exploring identities. By adding culinary traditions to other forms of heritage, WP6 establishes an innovative synergy and adds value to the project by bringing together the cultural construction and invention of traditions, social practices, commercial practice, tourism, public policies and marketing strategies. The WP proposes food heritage as a basis for inclusive actions toward European citizens as well as immigrants who have not received citizen status.

Outputs and publications

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