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Photo: Jenny Högström Berntson

Heritage and Science

Research project
Active research
Project period
2016 - ongoing
Project owner
Centre for Critical Heritage Studies

Short description

During the last 5-10 years we have witnessed a science turn within humanities and social sciences: the breakthrough of ancient DNA, the increasing importance of Big Data, e.g. digital humanities, as well as other new science based analytical methodologies, such as network analysis. Taken together it will likely have a profound effect upon future directions of research, and therefore should also be the subject of critical analysis.

Two strands:
Science in humanities and historical studies
Science in conservation and heritage management