ENCC was a partner of CoHERE, a European cooperation project co-financed by the Horizon 2020 research programme .
The CoHERE project seeked to identify, understand and valorise European heritages, engaging with their socio-political and cultural significance and their potential for developing communitarian identities. CoHERE addressed an intensifying EU Crisis through a study of relations between identities and representations and performances of history. It explored the ways in which heritages can be used for division and isolation, or to find common ground and ‘encourage modern visions and uses of its past.’ The research covered a carefully selected range of European territories and realities comparatively and in depth; it focused on heritage practices in official and non-official spheres and engaged with various cultural forms, from the living arts to museum displays, food culture, education, protest, commemorations and online/digital practice, among others.
The multidisciplinary project included museum, heritage and memory studies, cultural history, education, musicology, ethnology, political science, archaeology, ethnolinguistics and digital interaction design. The consortium comprised 12 partners from 9 countries, including universities, an SME, two museums and a cultural network (ENCC). The research covered diverse European territories and realities comparatively and in depth. The project started in April 2016 and lasted 36 months.
Go to the COHERE Critical Archive to find all outputs and publications from the project.
Watch a preview performance of Rivers of Our Being, the Oratorio composed by Valdis Muktupavels in the context of the project
Download Communicating Critical Heritage and Geography with Pupils: an activity book for Educators, edited by Lia Galani
Watch Colonial Histories / Postcolonial Societies: On the Politics of Selective Memory in Europe, by Prof. Gurminder K. Bhambra, the closing keynote from the COHERE final Conference, 'Who is Europe', in the Polin Museum in Warsaw