HERILIGION – The heritagization of religion and the sacralization of heritage in contemporary Europe

Leading researcher: Oscar Salemink (University of Copenhagen)
Research group: Circulation and Place-Making
Type of project: International project
Status: Ongoing
Keywords: Preservation and restoration of cultural heritage | Cultural history | Memory studies | Religious studies and theology


Main institution: University of Copenhagen
Participant institutions: CRIA, Meertens Institute – Research and documentation of Dutch language and culture (The Netherlands), Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of History (PL), University of East Anglia, School of Art, Media and American Studies (UK); Associated Partners: National Museum of Denmark (DK); Museum Catharijne Convent (NL); Ethnographic Museum of Kraków (PL); Tygodnik Powszechny Foundation, (PL); Museu Nacional de Etnologia (PT); Museu de Lisboa (PT); ATUPO – Associaçao Templo de Umbanda Pai Oxalá ( PT); Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (UK); Hungate Medieval Art (UK)
Funding: EC – HERA-JRP-Uses of the Past
Reference: 649307
Starting date: 01-09-16

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Abstract

HERILIGION seeks to understand the consequences of the heritagization of religious sites, objects and practices which were not considered heritage before, and which may provoke tensions between heritage and religious constituencies, between religious and secular sacralizations and uses, and between different disciplines and management regimes. HERILIGION will produce new insights which can be used to understand, manage and defuse tensions, benefiting both religious and heritage constituencies in Europe. The research will take place at religious and heritage sites in Denmark, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, and the UK, and focus on emerging practical heritage (so-called intangible cultural heritage) in these countries.

Researchers from CRIA

IDNamePositionProjTitleProject typeStatus
pub109*Clara SaraivaPrincipal Investigatorproj283*HERILIGION - The heritagization of religion and the sacralization of heritage in contemporary EuropeInternational projectOngoing
pub114*Maria Cardeira da SilvaResearcherproj283*HERILIGION - The heritagization of religion and the sacralization of heritage in contemporary EuropeInternational projectOngoing
pub22*Anna FedeleResearcherproj283*HERILIGION - The heritagization of religion and the sacralization of heritage in contemporary EuropeInternational projectOngoing
pub89*José MaprilResearcherproj283*HERILIGION - The heritagization of religion and the sacralization of heritage in contemporary EuropeInternational projectOngoing
Other researchers

ResearcherPositionInstitutionProjOutrosTitulo_EN
Oscar SaleminkPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Copenhagenproj283*HERILIGION - The heritagization of religion and the sacralization of heritage in contemporary Europe
Irene StengsResearcherMeertens Instituteproj283*HERILIGION - The heritagization of religion and the sacralization of heritage in contemporary Europe
Anna Maria Nied?wied?ResearcherJagiellonian Universityproj283*HERILIGION - The heritagization of religion and the sacralization of heritage in contemporary Europe
Ferdinand de JongResearcherUniversity of East Angliaproj283*HERILIGION - The heritagization of religion and the sacralization of heritage in contemporary Europe