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.
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