CHEUROPE - Critical Heritage Studies and the Future of Europe_Towards an integrated, interdisciplinary and transnational training model in cultural heritage research and management (EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) - Innovative Training Networks (ITN)
CHEurope PhD training program - a truly international research school with 15 PhD positions within 5 themes related to Critical Heritage Studies.
Application deadline: January 27th, 2017
The positions are announced individually at 8 universities within 7 European countries (short-circuit: you may not apply in your own country). For each theme, partner organisations will contribute to the research programme with secondments and on the job training. Information on the entire ESR program and individual trajectories can be found at: http://criticalheritagestudies.gu.se/cooperation/cheurope
One of the five themes is Curating the city. This these is receiving 4 PhD positions at four universities, one of which is at the University of Gothenburg, Department of Conservation, in collaboration with HDK and the City museum. This particular trajectory is directed towards issues ofmapping:
"this ESR frames another core aspect: the constitutive role of methodologies for mapping and identification, and the concomitant need for creative development of new mapping strategies. When regarded as a performative heritage practice (poesis), mapping can be understood as a key activity for working at the nexus of various overlapping fields of politics and aesthetics, official bodies and various groups and individuals in civil society (the arenas for the new curatorial role of the heritage expert). A development of more integrative models for heritage mapping - that forges historical, material, socio-cultural, visionary and creative aspects of heritage with planning policies and public participation - has been requested over the years, and has also been put on the agenda within heritage charters. This research trajectory both explores in depth the possibilities and constraints given by different existing models for urban heritage mapping, and aims at developing new models that are in line with current forward-looking international heritage policies and charters."
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