The Geography Research Unit Colloquium Series
Academy Research Fellow
University of Jyväskylä
Friday 18.1.2019 12:15 pm
Venue: Geography Research Unit, Coffee room (FY337-1)
Constructing common cultural heritage and its ’European dimension’ in EU heritage policy
Postmillennial Europe has faced various political, economic, social and humanitarian challenges and crises that influence how Europeans deal with the past, present and future of Europe. These challenges and crises have also shaken the foundations of the EU and strengthened criticism of its legitimacy and integration processes. Simultaneously, the ideas of European cultural roots, memory, history and heritage have gained a new role in European politics and policies. The EU’s increased interest in the European past and shared cultural heritage can be perceived as the EU’s attempt to tackle some of these recent challenges and crises – including identity crises – in Europe. How does the EU utilize the idea of shared cultural heritage as a political tool? How is the idea of Europe constructed in the EU’s heritage policies and initiatives? The lecture discusses these topics by using the most recent EU heritage action, the European Heritage Label, as a case study.
The Geography Research Unit Colloquium Series is an open forum for students and researchers to meet, discuss, present and develop common interests in research.
All are welcome.
Viimeksi päivitetty: 11.1.2019