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University of Gothenburg

Centre for Critical Heritage Studies (CCHS)

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Welcome to 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. The centre is a partnership with University College London (UCL) and our research clusters are established both at the University of Gothenburg (UGOT) and UCL.

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)

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 Ola Wetterberg, 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.

Cooperation

The Centre for Critical Heritage Studies, CCHS, is a partnership between the University of Gothenburg (UGOT) and University College London (UCL). Our research clusters are established both at UGOT and UCL. CCHS is funded via the UGOT Challenges initiative. The centre is a hub for many different collaborations within academia and with external stakeholders.