University of Gothenburg


Centre for Critical Heritage Studies collaborate with academic institutions and the heritage sector both on national and international level.

The University
Interdisciplinarity and border-crossing are the most important features of Centre for Critical Heritage Studies (CCHS) activities, both within the university and outside.

At the university, four faculties play central roles: the Faculty of Social Sciences; Faculty of Science; Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Art. Centre for Critical Heritage Studies networks and activities are however not restricted to these institutions and we aim to further develop our relationships with other parts of the university.

A central objective for the CCHS is to develop the collaborative capacity for dialogues with society, and particularly with the Västra Götaland region and its museums and heritage sites. The Heritage Academy is a formalisation of this objective.

In collaboration with the Museum of World Culture in Gothenburg CCHS is initiating a series of talks and a podcast series on heritage research. The series "Inside the Box" was launched in September 2019.

Centre for Critical Heritage Studies at the University of Gothenburg is an important actor in the international Association of Critical Heritage Studies.

CCHS is one of the partners in the CHEurope program which is a PhD training program supported by the EU under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) - Innovative Training Networks (ITN). CHEurope is the result of a collaboration between universities and heritage institutions in Sweden, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Belgium and Italy.

CCHS is one of the partners in HERILAND, an EU financed research school with a focus on heritage and landscape.