Käte Hamburger Kolleg - heritage in transformation
inHerit. Heritage in Transformation is a new Centre for Advanced Study that addresses historical, contemporary and possible future transformations in heritage. Working across the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, it will develop innovative scholarly and creative approaches, shaping novel ways of thinking and doing heritage.
How at different times and places are relations between past, present and future understood, performed and materialized? In what ways do global and local transformations reshape what is seen as valuable to keep for the future? How do cultural and natural heritage, and tangible and intangible culture, interrelate? What are the social, political and environmental potentials of changing understandings and forms of heritage?
Addressing key questions about the roles of heritage and its capacity to bring about wider social, political and environmental transformation, the work of inHerit is structured in relation to three major, interrelated currents:
- Decentring the West
- Decentring the Human
- Transforming Value