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Welcome to Centre for Critical Heritage Studies (CCHS)

Cultural heritage is the reworking of the past in the present. We are devoted to critical and interdisciplinary studies of the many layers of cultural heritage as a material, intangible, emotional and intellectual field. The centre is a partnership with University College London (UCL) and our research clusters are established both at UGOT and UCL.

CCHS activites are framed in five research areas, formalized as clusters:

Heritage Academy is a platform for, and collaboration with, external institutions/actors as museums, archives, libraries etc. 

Centre for Critical Heritage Studies aim to be an open, dynamic research environment with an international outlook, and we invite collaboration. If you are a researcher or a practitioner and are interested in our activities, please contact Director Ola Wetterberg, or the coordinators of the Clusters and the Heritage Academy directly. We particularly welcome students to participate in our open events and to contact us for further information.

E-mail CCHS' research administrator at the University of Gothenburg.
E-mail CCHS' research administrator at UCL.

E-mail Ola Wetterberg
Director CCHS

Prof Ola Wetterberg has a multidisciplinary background in architectural history, integrated conservation and urban planning, and has also been working at museums, heritage authorities and the National Heritage board. He has been a Co-Director at the CCHS, Professor in Conservation of Built Environment, Head of the Conservation Department and Pro-Dean of the Science Faculty. His work uses historical and theoretical perspectives from urban studies and conservation to address urban development and heritagisation processes, as well as questions on professionalisation in the conservation field. One main research area is religious buildings as heritage, combining theoretical analysis with management issues.

Information regarding the novel coronavirus (Covid-19)

Due to the corona epidemic and the measures taken in connection with it, it is difficult to plan events the near future. Please find updated information about CCHS public events via our websites and Facebook.

CCHS Gothenburg:

The University of Gothenburg and COVID-19
The University of Gothenburg is working to slow the spread of COVID-19 infections. This does not mean that the University has closed. On the contrary, it is open, but has temporarily switched to remote studies and remote work.



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