University of Gothenburg

Centre for Critical Heritage Studies (CCHS)

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Welcome to the Centre for Critical Heritage Studies (CCHS) at the University of Gothenburg. Cultural heritage is the reworking of the past in the present. We are devoted to critical and interdisciplinary studies of the many layers of cultural heritage as a material, intangible, emotional and intellectual field. CCHS operates as an inter-faculty research centre.

CCHS activites are framed in five research areas, formalized as clusters/themes:
- Curating the City (CC)
- Embracing the Archives (EA)
- Making Global Heritage Futures (MGHF)
- Heritage and Wellbeing (HW)
- Heritage and Science (HS)
- Heritage and Waste/Wasted Heritage - a cluster crossing research theme

The Heritage Academy is a platform for, and collaboration with, external institutions/actors as museums, archives, libraries etc.

Centre for Critical Heritage Studies aim to be an open, dynamic research environment with an international outlook, and we invite collaboration. If you are a researcher or a practitioner and are interested in our activities, please contact Director Astrid von Rosen, or the coordinators of the research clusters and the Heritage Academy directly. We particularly welcome students to participate in our open events and to contact us for further information.