MCH researchers explore what makes us feel ‘European’

‘Europeanness’ will come under the spotlight in a major new project led by Chris Whitehead from Media, Culture, Heritage.

Chris and colleagues, including Rhiannon Mason, Areti Galani and Susannah Eckersley, have been awarded a €2.5 million grant from the Europe Union to investigate how heritage unites people from countries across the continent as ‘European’ – and how it can drive them apart.

According to the Newcastle University press release: ‘The Critical Heritages (CoHERE) project is the largest and most comprehensive study to date to explore the differences in how people, groups and institutions across Europe use the past to create a sense of belonging or non-belonging.’

Congratulation to Chris and colleagues for securing this prestigious grant! We look forward to hearing about the results in the upcoming years.

You can read the press release here: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/news/2016/02/researchersexplorewhatmakesusfeeleuropean/

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