Over the last 25 years, Archaeology and cultural heritage management have undergone significant scientific and professional developments.
Conducted by the French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (Inrap), the NEARCH project, funded by the European Commission for 5 years (2013-2018) in the framework of the Culture programme, is a European-wide cooperation network of 14 partners from 10 countries willing to explore these changes and their consequences.
NEARCH aims to study the different dimensions of public participation in archaeology today and to offer new ways of working and cooperating in a profession strongly concerned by the current economic crisis.
- you(r) Archaeology portray the past
European Competition (deadline 31st July 2015)
- The Pilastri Project
NEARCH’s main objectives
- To emphasize the societal component of archaeology.
- To cultivate archaeology as a means to socially involve citizens and develop a sense of European citizenship.
- To explore and amplify the relationship between archaeology and artistic creation.
- To re-think and develop the ways to communicate and mediate archaeology towards the various audiences.
- To shape a new economic model for a sustainable practice of archaeology and heritage management.
- To promote new ways of teaching archaeological knowledge and practices to young professionals and encourage their transnational mobility inside and outside Europe.
- To examine the public relevance of European archaeology in a wider geographical and cultural perspective.
These objectives will be carried-out through a large-scale action plan over 5 years structured around five main themes and action fields, each with a corresponding set of activities.
Themes and action fields
Archaeology for the community: informing and involving people
Archaeology and the imaginary: crossroads between science and art
Archaeology and the knowledge: teaching and sharing information
Archaeology in a changing economy: towards sustainability
European archaeology and the world: dependencies and mutual development
For this project, Inrap has brought together 13 various European research centres, universities and cultural organizations.
- INRAP / Institut National de Recherches Archéologiques Préventives Paris, France
- AMU / Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań, Poland
- ADS / Archaeology Data Service York, United-Kingdom
- AUTH / Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Thessaloniki, Greece
- Culture Lab Tervuren, Belgium
- EAA / European Association of Archaeologists Prague, Czech Republic
- DAI / German Archaeological Institute Berlin, Germany
- IBC / Institute for Cultural and Natural Heritage Bologna, Italy
- Incipit-CSIC / Institute of Heritage Sciences Santiago de Compostela, Spain
- ICAHM / International Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management
- JVE / Jan van Eyck Academie Maastricht, Nederland
- 104 / Le Cent Quatre Paris Paris, France
- UL / Leiden University Leiden, Netherlands
- UASD / The archaeological Unit of Saint-Denis Saint-Denis, France
- UGOT / University of Gothenburg Göteborg, Sweden
- UOFX / University of Oxford Oxford, United-Kingdom
Website : www.nearch.eu
Twitter : @NearchProject
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/nearchproject
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