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Heritage Academy

The Heritage Academy aims to be a bridge between the academic world and the surrounding society, in line with the University's "third mission". It is a formalization of the objective to strengthen the dialogue between research and practice - a central intersection in the work of cultural heritage. It is a partnership between the the regional administration for cultural development, Västa Götalandsregionen, and the University of Gothenburg. Most events within the Heritage Academy is in Swedish so please visit our Swedish version of this website for more information.

Coordinators

  • Jenny Högström Berntson, Centre for Critical Heritage Studies
  • Pernilla Schedin, Förvaltningen för kulturutveckling
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Mini Site Visit: Excavating the old art school Valand

#foodandheritage

#matarv (food and heritage) is a platform where researchers and practitioners meet and discuss different topics related to  foodways.  More information on the Swedish website.

Book and podcast on food and heritage
Book and podcast on food and heritage #matarv #matarvspodden
Photo: Jenny Högström Berntson

Award for research communication to food and heritage podcast

The Heritage Academy and the podcast on food and heritage (Matarvspodden), received the "Share with you award". Behind the award is the Forum for Science Communication (FFF) and several of Sweden’s large research councils. In the podcast, traditions, culture, and identity linked to food are discussed.

“Food is not only necessary for our survival. Food customs, recipes, and cooking practices are linked to traditions that are passed down over generations and that in different ways reflect the cultural heritage of both individuals and larger groups”, says the podcast producer and coordinator for the Heritage Academy, Jenny Högström Berntson.

This week she received the "Share with you award" at the Forum for Science Communication's annual conference in Stockholm for the initiative to communicate research in an accessible way.

Read more: Award for research communication to food and heritage podcast – Staff Portal - University of Gothenburg (gu.se)

Award for research communication to the Heritage Academy and podcast on food and heritage
Award for research communication to the Heritage Academy and podcast on food and heritage
Photo: Jenny Högström Berntson
Producer Jenny Högström Berntson receives diploma and flowers from Jenny Björkman, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.
Producer Jenny Högström Berntson receives diploma and flowers from Jenny Björkman, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.
Photo: Cecilia Sjöberg

Partners

Heritage Academy is an equal and shard responsibility between the two partners, the University of Gothenburg and Västra Götalandsregionen, the regional administration för cultural development.