Tag: identity

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Identity Matters: enriching heritage to meet a new era / RICHES final conference

Borders blur. Disciplines merge. Barriers come down. The 21st century is a time of repositioning, and there is a key role to play for heritage. How do we (re)present ourselves, our public, our archives, our countries and our institutes? This was … Continue reading


Zsolnay Cultural Quarter in Pécs, Hungary, created during the European Capital of Culture project in Pécs, Hungary in 2010. Now one of the main sites impacting the city’s attractiveness and brand (Photo: Rosino, cc by-nc-sa 2.0)
Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe: final report

“Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe: Towards a European Index for Cultural Heritage” is a two-year project funded by the EU Culture Programme (2007-2013). Recently concluded, the project aimed to raise greater awareness on the multiple benefits of cultural heritage and present policy recommendations for tapping into heritage’s full potential. The Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe project has resulted in a nearly 300 page report that provides compelling evidence of the value of cultural heritage and its impact on Europe’s economy, culture, society and the environment. Continue reading


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RICHES at the EUROPEAN WORKSHOP ON REFLECTIVE SOCIETIES

The European Commission, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, unit B6 Reflective Societies, in cooperation with the FLASH-IT project kindly organises the workshop “Bridge over troubled waters? The link between European historical heritage and the future of European integration” being held in Rome, on the 17th of October 2014. The workshop revolves around the problematic of the interconnectedness of the past, present and the future in the current European societies and brings together specialists of history, cultural heritage and identity studies as well as policy makers and managers from the European Commission and national funding bodies. Continue reading


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Capturing the intangible

Capturing the Intangible was a two-part event taking place at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, in London, on the 29th May and 5th June 2014, at 6-8pm. The two discussion panels introduced the notion of intangible heritage and its relation with performance and discussed the relevance of material knowledge to virtual culture, whilst considering the future role of Cultural Institutions. Continue reading