The Conference "Critical Heritages and Reflexive Europeanisation" is a two-day international event promoted by the major EU-funded research projects CoHERE and TRACES.
During the symposium emerging and established scholars from the two research programmes will discuss European heritage practices, narratives and their role in the current cultural context.
Drawing on the two projects’ research activities and preliminary findings, the selected contributions will draw out the conference topics through three cross-thematic panels: “Neglected Heritages”, “Performing heritage(s)” and “Heritage and Crisis”. The conference will feature also voices from another EU-research project, UNREST, and from the European Commission. A keynote speech by Prof. Astrid Erll and a round table with museum researchers and practitioners, discussing post-colonial approaches to contentious collections, will complete the programme.
CoHERE - Critical Heritages: Performing and Representing Identities in Europe and TRACES – Transmitting Contentious Cultural Heritages with the Arts: from intervention to co-production are two three-year projects funded in 2016 by the European Commission as part of the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, both focusing on the “Emergence and transmission of European cultural heritage and Europeanisation”.