Critical Heritage Studies and the Future of Europe_Towards an integrated, interdisciplinary and transnational training model in cultural heritage research and management

CHEurope is a PhD training program in cultural heritage supported by the European Union under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) – Innovative Training Networks (ITN). The project is the result of a collaboration between key European academic and non-academic organisations in Sweden, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Belgium and Italy, supporting the research and training of 15 Early Stage Researchers from Europe and other parts of the world.

CHEurope aims at developing a new integrated framework to enhance the academic and professional training and open future job opportunities in cultural heritage preservation, management and promotion. The program is based on themes where cultural heritage is undergoing profound change, such as Heritage Futures, Curating the City, Digital Heritage, Heritage and Wellbeing and Management and Citizen Participation.

Work package 1: Theorizing heritage futures in Europe

This WP aims to better understand how heritage has implicated the future of Europe. It proceeds from an assumption that different fields of heritage and conservation practice assemble different kinds of futures, and that exploring them in comparative perspective will help practitioners understand how they might work together in identifying common objectives across the broad sectoral divisions of natural and cultural and tangible and intangible heritage conservation. Doing so will aid researchers and heritage practitioners in identifying connections with, and innovative and sustainable solutions to, key contemporary social, ecological and political issues in which the “heritage” and the “past” are implicated. 

The WP aims to engage with current global crises—the “migrant crisis”, “Brexit” and the changing membership of the European Union, and climate change, for example—and the ways in which these crises might be viewed and analysed from the perspective of critical heritage studies. WP has three key objectives: 

1/To develop methodologies, based on broadly ethnographic approaches, which facilitate comparative perspectives on heritage across broad sectoral divisions.

2/To undertake comparative studies based on a dialogical model of heritage (Harrison 2013) drawing on these methods.

3/To explore the practical implications of working within an expanded field of heritage across sectoral divisions by exploring ways of linking the outcomes of this research to important contemporary social, political or ecological issues.

These objectives relate directly to the Council of Europe’s Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society (the Faro Convention), which specifies the need to promote integrated trans-sectoral approaches to cultural heritage and to facilitate more democratic participation in the identification and management of heritage values in society.

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Parceiros Internos
Centro de Investigação Grupo de Investigação Papel no Projeto Data de Início Data de Fim
CRIA-IUL Grupo de Práticas e Políticas da Cultura Parceiro 2019-08-20 2021-04-30
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Equipa de Projeto
Nome Afiliação Papel no Projeto Data de Início Data de Fim
Marcela Jaramillo-Contreras CRIA-IUL [Grupo de Práticas e Políticas da Cultura] Investigadora 2017-06-01 2021-04-30
Nélia Susana Dias CRIA-IUL [Grupo de Práticas e Políticas da Cultura] Investigadora 2016-11-01 2021-04-30
Financiamentos do Projeto
Código/Referência Tipo de Financiamento Entidade Financiadora Programa de Financiamento País Valor Financiado (Global) Valor Financiado (Local) Data de Início Data de Fim
MSCA-ITN-ETN 722416 Contrato CE MSCA-ITN -- 3867561.0 238356.36 2016-11-01 2021-04-30
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Com o objetivo de aumentar a investigação direcionada para o cumprimento dos Objetivos do Desenvolvimento Sustentável para 2030 das Nações Unidas, é disponibilizada no Ciência-IUL a possibilidade de associação, quando aplicável, dos projetos científicos aos Objetivos do Desenvolvimento Sustentável. Estes são os Objetivos do Desenvolvimento Sustentável identificados para este projeto. Para uma informação detalhada dos Objetivos do Desenvolvimento Sustentável, clique aqui.

Critical Heritage Studies and the Future of Europe_Towards an integrated, interdisciplinary and transnational training model in cultural heritage research and management