Project: Cultural Heritage in Landscape

Acronym CHeriScape
Duration 01/01/2014 - 01/12/2016
Project Topic CHeriScape is a landscape-focused network established for three years (2014- 2016) to organize five international and interdisciplinary conferences on the theme of ‘landscape as heritage’. Project’s starting point is that the two concepts of ‘landscape’ and ‘heritage’, which are currently widely used in many academic and policy contexts, are in fact tightly and closely intertwined and mutually supportive. Heritage in all its diverse manifestations daily enriches people’s landscapes, whilst the idea of landscape provides a global framework within which heritage can be differently understood, cherished and protected. The combination of landscape and heritage helps us to understand our place in the world, and transcends disciplinary boundaries, thus offering a wider audience, and greater participation. By more closely connecting these two ‘ways of seeing and acting’ in research and practice, and by transcending disciplinary and policy boundaries, it should be possible to maximize their impact on mainstream as well as sectoral policy making and research in regard to major environmental, societal and economic challenges facing Europe. The five conferences, by way of focused discussions between researchers, policy makers and stakeholders, ask how this might be achieved. They explore the overlapping territories of two Council of Europe conventions, the European Landscape Convention (2000) and the Faro Convention on the Value of Cultural, Heritage to Society (2005), and in the words of the ESF/COST Science Policy Briefing, ‘Landscape in a Changing World’, use landscape as heritage as an interdisciplinary frame for ‘Bridging Divides, Integrating Disciplines and Serving Society’.
Project Results
(after finalisation)
Through 5 conferences, this project hepted to overcome the fragmentation of initiatives deriving by diverse and sometimes potentially conflicting approaches’ and ‘the multiplicity and geographical dispersion of bodies and institutions’ that is recognized by the JPI on Cultural Heritage Concrete outcomes of the CHeriScape Conferences included scientific publications and conference proceedings, policy and public briefings, and recommendations for future research
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Network JPI Cultural Heritage
Call JPI JHEP Pilot Call

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Newcastle University Coordinator United Kingdom
2 Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas Partner Spain
3 Wageningen University Partner Netherlands
4 Cultureel Erfgoed Nederland Partner Netherlands
5 Ghent University Partner Belgium
6 Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Partner Norway
7 Bioforsk, Norwegian Centre for Soil and Environmental Research Partner Norway