Reconciliatory Heritage – Reconstructing Heritage in a Time of Violent Fragmentations
The last decades have witnessed a surge of ethno-national, political and religious conflicts. Heritage is increasingly involved in such conflicts as targets and arenas for struggles over identities, authority and superiority. The aim of thisproject is 1) to explore how claims and contestations in such conflicts are deeply entangled in questions that pertain to aheritage and security nexus; and 2) to identify conditions and experiences that indicate a reconciliatory role for heritage.The purpose is a) to investigate the possibilities of further development of such a reconciliatory role for heritage in ourviolently fragmented world, and b) to contribute a state of the art assessment and guidelines for how such areconciliatory role can be further developed.
The project strategically engages researchers from complementary disciplines.