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Call for new members for the LDE Centre for Global Heritage and Development

28 May 2021

What’s the meaning of heritage in a globalized world?

The heritage and identity group of the LDE Centre for Global Heritage and Development brings together scholars who are conducting research that explores the growing importance attributed to heritage in a variety of societal contexts. These include narratives that encompass claims about belonging, rights, or ownership. Such claims typically take shape with reference to imaginations of the past. Both tangible and intangible heritage ‘making’ is therefore increasingly important in processes of social inclusion as well as exclusion. Policy documents of international bodies such as EU, UNESCO, OECD and UNCTAD, all highlight the importance of cultural heritage in both local and global contexts.

The members of the heritage and identity group share three themes in their research: sustainability; ownership and materiality. The group wants to create traction, in the LDE context, with respect to these themes. It wants to build and strengthen a research community, and to stimulate future research into Heritage and Identity. The group facilitates networking, also with respect to new funding opportunities.

Apply for membership

If you are a scholar (senior or PhD) working broadly speaking on the themes mentioned, located at any of the LDE universities, and you want to contribute to the group, you are welcome to apply for membership! See here for more details: https://www.globalheritage.nl/about-us/work-with-us/becoming-affiliated-to-the-centre-for-global-heritage-and-development

For more information please contact Anna Mignosa or Erik de Maaker.

Anna Mignosa (Erasmus University Rotterdam, mignosa@eshcc.eur.nl)

Erik de Maaker (Leiden University, maaker@fsw.leidenuniv.nl)

Replica Palmyra Arch. Photograph Knight, Gary, April 19, 2016.
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