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Centre for Critical Heritage Studies (CCHS)

Centre for Critical Heritage Studies is a partnership between University of Gothenburg and University College London (UCL). The research partnership between UGOT and UCL is formed around shared research themes/cluster and projects. Read more about our organisation and research here.

Illustration by Kristina Edgren

History of CHS 2010-2015

Critical Heritage Studies is the working name of the priority research area on cultural heritage, initiated in 2010, at the University of Gothenburg.

Until 2013, the leadership group consisted of representatives for each Faculty, with an executive board consisting of the Faculty Deans. The executive board reamins the same, but from 2013, the form and role of the leadership group has changed to be more firmly based in ongoing research. Read the strategic plan for phase 2.0 here.

Cultural heritage is a dynamic research area that involves mainly four faculty domains – the natural sciences, social sciences, the humanities and the arts, but with bridges to other parts of the University as well. A part from the different academic networks, there are also networks between the University and external institutions, framed by the Heritage Academy. The research activities at the University are framed in the three research clusters - Urban Heritage, Staging the Archives and Globalizing Heritage - all of them intertwined but with specific entries and areas of interest. The clusters and Heritage Academy are headed by one or more coordinators, who together with the Project Coordinator Kristian Kristiansen make up the leadership group.

Associated people

The post-doctoral fellows have been important engines to the work of Critical Heritage Studies, as have the research fellows and the international advisory board.

Contact Information

Centre for Critical Heritage Studies, c/o Department of Historical Studies, University of Gothenburg

Box 200, 405 30 Göteborg

Visiting Address:
Renströmsgatan 6

031-786 4409

Page Manager: Jenny Högström Berntson|Last update: 8/29/2016

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