The CoHERE project seeks to identify, understand and valorise European heritages, engaging with their socio-political and cultural significance and their potential for developing communitarian identities. CoHERE addresses an intensifying EU Crisis through a study of relations between identities and representations and performances of history. It explores 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 covers a carefully selected range of European territories and realities comparatively and in depth; it focuses on heritage practices in official and non-official spheres and engages with various cultural forms, from the living arts to museum displays, food culture, education, protest, commemorations and online/digital practice, among others. CoHERE is funded through Horizon 2020, and responds to the Reflective Societies programme.
The project involved 6 work packages. The data produced by the CoHERE project was collected using mixed ethnographic methods, including observation, semi-structured interviews, audience surveys, focus groups and in- depth interviews, complemented by content analysis of textual and audio-visual documents, onsite analysis of museums/sites or other initiatives, textual analysis of heritage tourism blogs and online photographs.
The CoHERE community in Zenodo incorporates data from CoHERE research activity that has been identified as suitable for depositing in a public archive.Read more
New uploads will only be included in the CoHERE community if the data has been generated by CoHERE research partners as part of one of the project work packages. For further details of the work packages see: https://research.ncl.ac.uk/cohere/researchstrands/