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Global Heritage Studies

Heritage – as artifacts, practices or as an idea – has assumed a given place within the research field of global studies. Relating heritage to on-going political, economic and social processes brings into focus the way in which heritage is used within the politics of identity; in relation to rights, property and ownership; or in connection with the consumption of the past. At the school of Global Studies a growing number of externally financed research projects focus on questions such as: how is the concept of heritage understood and practiced within different social and cultural contexts? What definitions exist, and what are their ideological and institutional backgrounds? How are memory processes, traditions and heritage used in reconciliation processes?

The goal of the Research Group Global Heritage Studies is to develop and support research collaboration within this field in order to build a strong and creative research environment. This is achieved through seminars in which we read key texts, or texts related to participants’ on-going project or research applications, as well as listen to invited guest speakers.

Ongoing projects:

Re:Heritage. Circulation and Commoditization of Things with History
Staffan Appelgren och Anna Bohlin, Swedish Research Council, 2014-

Frictions, Fractures and Cultural Resilience of Swahili Coastal Towns. Mikela Lundahl, Jan Lindström, Ingerlise Syversen (Chalmers), Katri Lisitzin (SLU). SIDA, 2012-

Memory Objects, Memory Dialogues. Alyssa Grossman. University of Gothenburg’s Heritage Initiative, 2011-

Building on the Archive. Alyssa Grossman. University of Gothenburg’s Heritage Initiative, 2011-

Sakernas tillstånd. Mikela Lundahl, Klas Grinell (VKM), Adriana Munoz (VKM), Lisa Karlsson Blom (masterpraktikant), Christine Hansen (historiska studier). Kulturrådet, 2011-

Heritage Strategies in Global City Tokyo. Staffan Appelgren. Kulturarvsstyrkeområdet, GU, 2011-

Nation, Sovereignty and the Wild: The "índio" in Brazilian Political Imaginary. Patricia Lorentzoni. Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, 2010-

Kommunikation vid förvaltning av rovdjur: Möten mellan brukare och beslutsfattare. Serena Cinque och Annelie Sjölander-Lindqvist. Formas, 2009-

Att förlika miljöintressen: Natur- och kulturarv vid restaurering av vattendrag. Anna Bohlin, Serena Cinque och Annelie Sjölander-Lindqvist. Formas och Riksantikvarieämbetet, 2009-

Reconciling Environmental Interests: Natural and Cultural Heritage in Swedish River Restoration. Anna Bohlin, Serena Cinque and Annelie Sjölander-Lindqvist. Formas and the Swedish National Heritage Board, 2009-)

Collecting the Past, Defining Self and the Nation: Antiques Collectors and Private Museums in the People’s Republic of China (PhD Project). Brooke Churchman.

Erland Nordenskiöld och den Svenska Panama och Colombiaexpeditionen 1927: En antropologihistorisk studie om antropologisk kulturhistoria (PhD project). Bo Erntsson.

Loot, ownership, art and knowledge. The making of Benin objects, Edo traditions and Western progress at the British Museum (PhD project). Staffan Lundén.

Participants

Internal pages for participants (GUL)

Group leaders:

Anna Bohlin
E-mail
Tel: 46 (0)31-786 4144

Staffan Appelgren
E-mail
Tel: 46 (0)31-786 4333

Page Manager: Research coordinator Isabell Schierenbeck|Last update: 9/16/2014
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