As we approach the European Year of Cultural Heritage, AER and its members have been active and creative in engaging culture-focused projects.
Mesarch, a research laboratory dealing with the history and theory of Modern Architecture in the Eastern Mediterranean (Department of Architecture, University of Cyprus) is interested in teaming up with other research networks working on the JPICH Digital Heritage Call.
Are you interested in growing your network within the scope of the JPICH Digital Heritage Call? Are you working on projects dealing with cultural heritage?
If yes is your answer, Mesarch is interested in hearing from you.
What can Mesarch offer for your project?
At least three research teams and a maximum of five teams are allowed for each project Consortium, each from a different eligible country. As associate partners can have key roles in exploration of knowledge transfer/exchange potential and impact of the proposed research, Mesarch offers you its Lab members’ extensive research experience and expertise in Cyprus and abroad. Mesarch Lab can certainly contribute to both extending the network and also shaping a competitive and high standard research proposal.
Research programs done by Mesarch cover the following issues:
- critical historiography and digital research tools,
- history-theory of modern architecture and urbanism,
- social dimensions of urban development in 20th Century,
- politics of environmentalism and sustainability in architecture,
- cultural heritage, memory and conflict in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean.
Owing to these experiences, Mesarch is ready to be a partner in your 12-36 months-length project at any stages on the following topics:
- Topic one ‘The Critical: Engagements with Digital Heritage’,
- Topic two ‘The Curatorial: Communities and Digital Heritage’.
The Research Lab is especially keen to discuss:
- projects considering modern architectural heritage in areas of conflict
- projects considering the ways digital scholarship is affecting both historiography and heritage studies.
About Digital Heritage and research
Cultural heritage is digitised or born-digital. Digital methods are used for the creation, exploration, study, understanding, interpretation, presentation and dissemination of as well as conservation and protection of tangible and intangible cultural heritage. It also includes the promotion of community engagement with, and the use of, heritage. However, this Call does not focus on only the involvement of researchers of the digital heritage field, but it also targets interdisciplinary research-based projects aiming at maximising the value and impact of research outcomes through exchanges of all stakeholders such as researchers of any field, general public and policy makers.
For those who are interested in the JPICH Digital Heritage Call
This funding opportunity of the Joint Programming Initiative in Cultural Heritage and Global Change is designed to support research-based transnational proposals in the area of Digital Heritage, and therefore, meeting societal challenges. Projects need to be focused on a main topic, but those can address more than one of the 3 research topics in order to meet these challenges affecting cultural heritage in a broader sense:
- Topic one ‘The Critical: Engagements with Digital Heritage’: Exploring ways to engage new audiences and encourage the use of digital heritage to promote critical and reflective cultural engagements with that certain heritage.
- Topic two ‘The Curatorial: Communities and Digital Heritage’: Exploring ways of more effectively co-curating digital cultural heritage with communities or understanding a communities’ digital heritage.
- Topic three ‘Safeguarding Digital Heritage’: new ethical, legal and governance policies to ensure the usability and sustainability of these services, databases and practices of research.
Only beneficiaries located in the countries participating in the JPICH Digital Heritage Call and eligible for the funding organisation specified are eligible to apply, irrespective of their nationality. The Consortium have the opportunity for the proposal submission until 14:00 (CEST) on 22th June.
If you are planning to contact us, please send an e-mail to the AER Secretariat by 14th June.