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Centre for Critical Heritage Studies (CCHS) is a cross-disciplinary, cross-faculty research centre. Our research explores the many layers of cultural heritage, as a material, intangible and intellectual field. 

Research within CCHS is conducted under five main thematic areas. Alongside these areas, the Heritage Academy aims to create a bridge between the academic world and the surrounding society

Curating the City

This cluster focuses on urban heritage, exploring the dilemmas faced by academics and practitioners, specialists and laypeople, policy makers and citizens alike when it comes to negotiating the relationship between the urban past, present and future.

Curating the City: Transdisciplinary approaches in urban settings

Embracing the Archives

In this cluster we examine how engagement with archives influences knowledge production as well as the formation and articulation of individual and collective identity, memory, cultural values and power relations. Combining scholarly and creative approaches, we develop innovative, collaborative, and participatory methodologies that explore complex societal and global challenges in relation to archives and the digital humanities.

Embracing the Archive: Engaging heritage and archive collections in a digital world

Making Global Hertage Studies

The Making Global Heritage Futures cluster has a critical and interdisciplinary focus on how heritage - as elaborations of artifacts, practices or ideas of the past -constitutes a part of, and is used in, ongoing political, economic, social and cultural processes traversing local, national and global scales.

Making Global Heritage Futures

Heritage and Wellbeing

The core agenda of this cluster is to critically explore the connectivities between heritage and wellbeing. We address from various perspectives the key question of: 'what constitutes wellbeing' and more specifically we ask; how heritage is called upon to make sense of what constitutes wellbeing and in turn how wellbeing is called upon to make sense of what constitutes heritage.

Heritage and Wellbeing

Heritage and Science

Conservation science has been at the core of heritage studies since their very inception. What is meant by conservation in different cultural settings and the way science sustains a universal approach to heritage value has come under scrutiny. We intend to follow this further as well as recognise that during the last 5-10 years we have witnessed a science turn within humanities and social sciences.

Heritage and Science

Heritage Academy

The Heritage Academy aims to be a bridge between the academic world and the surrounding society, in line with the University's Third Mission. It is a formalization of the objective to strengthen the dialogue between research and practice - a central intersection in the work of cultural heritage.

Heritage Academy


Contact CCHS

CCHS Director, University of Gothenburg
Ola Wetterberg

Centre for Critical Heritage Studies
c/o Department of Historical Studies, University of Gothenburg, Box 200, 40530 Gothenburg, SWEDEN
Project coordinator, e-mail: chs@history.gu.se
Phone +46 31 786 4409, +46 76 618 44 09
Facebook: Centre for Critical Heritage Studies UGOT UCL

Page Manager: Jenny Högström Berntson|Last update: 5/3/2019

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Utskriftsdatum: 2020-08-11