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Heritage and Memory in Europe: a review of key concepts and frameworks

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Christopher Whitehead, Dr Gonul Bozoglu



This is the final published version of a review that has been published in its final definitive form by Newcastle University , 2017.

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This review provides a mapping of the overlapping fields with which the CoHERE project (Critical Heritages: performing and representing identities in Europe) is concerned, in order to set out some working positions on ‘heritage’ that enable constructive connections with the fields and theories that relate to it, while also articulating relations to practice and to instrumental agendas. Can memory have a collective dimension, and how is this manifest in constructions of ‘European’ memory? What then are its articulations with history, heritage and identity? Finally, this review presents some of the premises of the CoHERE project, including its relation to instrumental agendas and to the prickly definitional questions encountered so far (‘heritage’, ‘memory’ ‘history’, ‘Europe’ etc.) and axiological issues concerning the social and civil purpose of the research.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Whitehead C, Bozoglu G

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: CoHERE Critical Archive

Year: 2017

Pages: 1-23

Online publication date: 23/06/2017

Acceptance date: 23/06/2017

ISSN (electronic): 2399-1143

Publisher: Newcastle University