Major European Grant Success for Centre for Critical Heritage Studies
6 May 2016
The new Centre for Critical Heritage Studies, a joint research centre launched late last month based at University of Gothenburg (UGOT) and UCL Institute of Archaeology, has been successful in winning a c.€3.9million grant to provide an international doctoral training programme.
Participating with six other European universities, 21 European heritage and museum sector partner organisations, and funded under the Horizon 2020 MSCA-ITN-2016 call for proposals for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks, CHEurope-Critical Heritage Studies and the Future of Europe: Towards an integrated, interdisciplinary and transnational training model in cultural heritage research and management will focus on developing a new integrated theoretical and methodological framework to enhance academic and professional training and open future job opportunities in cultural heritage preservation, management and promotion.
The training programme brings together a network of key European academic and non-academic organisations and will fund 15 PhD studentships to undertake practice-based research in partner institutions that connect students to their future job markets and publics. The programme will combine theoretical and instrumental knowledge at a transnational and interdisciplinary level, through a series of research seminars, summer schools and secondments, beginning in the 2016/17 academic year.
Participants in the network include the University of Gothenburg (UG), with whom UCL recently formed a strategic research partnership through another successful c.£3.7million grant to fund a joint Centre for Critical Heritage Studies, as well as the University of Amsterdam (UvA) (The Netherlands); ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon (Portugal); Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC) (Spain); University of Hasselt (Belgium); Utrecht University (The Netherlands); and the Istituto per I Beni Artistici, Culturali e Naturali (IBC) of the Region Emilia Romagna (Italy).
The 21 Heritage and Museum Sector partner organisations involved in the consortium include:
- National Museums of World Culture Gothenburg, Sweden
- KHM-Museumsverband / Weltmuseum Wien, Vienna
- Bohusläns Museum, Sweden
- Göteborg City Museum, Sweden
- Z33 – Huis voor Actuele Kunst, Belgium
- National Museum of World Cultures, The Netherlands
- Jewish Historical Museum, The Netherlands
- Black Cultural Archives, UK
- British Library, UK
- Imaxin|Software S.L., Spain
- Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
- Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, The Netherlands
- UCL Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women’s Health, UK
- National Museum and Research Center of Altamira, Spain
- Institut national de recherches archéologiques préventives (INRAP), France
- Social Spaces, Inter-Actions, LUCA School of Arts, Belgium
- Culture Lab SPRL/LTD, Belgium
- Soprintendenza Archeologica di Roma, Italy
- Stichting Imagine Identity and Culture, The Netherlands
- Amsterdam Museum, The Netherlands
- Swedish National Heritage Board, Sweden