Opgraving Beemster

Heritage & Identity

This theme explores how society creates, consumes and revives history and heritage, while incorporating the role of identity and memory. This theme also reflects on how heritage can contribute to the quality of life and sustainable development. The research coordinators of Heritage and Identification are Erik de Maaker and Maikel Kuijpers

Research topics

  • Community and migrant heritage in a globalising world
  • The practice and politics of collecting, de-collecting and re-collecting in the 21st century
  • Grassroots heritage and public memory
  • Issues of authenticity
  • 'Shared' heritage
  • Popular history, cultural tourism and media
  • The role of crafts and skill in past and present societies
  • Historical reconstruction, interpretation and experience
  • Heritage and citizenship

This theme relates to two topics in the National Science Agenda, concerning identity