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Global Heritage Studies

Research group

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The research group relate heritage to ongoing political, economic, social and cultural processes brings into focus the way in which heritage affects group identities, shapes economic practices, and structures global ideologies of value. The aim of the research group Global Heritage Studies, is to develop and support research collaboration within this field in order to build a strong and creative research environment.

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The research group relate heritage to ongoing political, economic, social and cultural processes brings into focus the way in which heritage affects group identities, shapes economic practices, and structures global ideologies of value.

Research projects linked to the group focus on questions such as:

  • How is the concept of heritage understood, practiced and consumed within different social and cultural contexts?
  • How is it used in identity politics, and in relation to rights, property and ownership?
  • How are memory processes, traditions and heritage used in reconciliation processes?
  • How is heritage implicated in issues like sustainability, climate change and the Anthropocene?

The goal of the research group Global Heritage Studies, which is linked to the UGOT Challenges initiative the Centre for Critical Heritage Studies and the cluster Making Global Heritage Futures, is to develop and support research collaboration within this field in order to build a strong and creative research environment. This is achieved through seminars in which we read key texts, or texts related to participants’ on-going projects or research applications, as well as listen to invited guest speakers.

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