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Examine Europe: Examining European Cultural Identities through...


Examine Europe: Examining European Cultural Identities through...

Workshop 1: Landscapes and Townscapes


Join us for an interactive workshop exploring the crisis of European identity through the theme of landscapes and townscapes.

When landscapes change – either physically lost through development, or seemingly distanced from people due to migration, or border changes – their character can become even more important to people’s identity. Europe is facing major landscape changes in 2019: How have and will landscape changes affect the cultivation of a shared European identity? This workshop adopts a deep-time perspective to Europe and Ireland’s landscape and townscape changes.

About the Project:

Can culture, and Europe’s shared cultural heritage, provide a means of addressing the crisis of European identity? The current European crisis has often been framed in media commentary in economic terms or with regard to the challenges migration presents. However, the growing popularity of political groups across Europe that are critical of the European Union (and the current Brexit process) reflects a crisis in European identity. Many Europeans are unable to identify with European institutions and indeed with what it means to be European today.

This project engages directly with this issue. Three workshops will consider key concepts of Europe’s shared cultural heritage and identity. These strands will be used as a prism through which the participants will explore European cultural identity, its construction and current crisis.

Workshop 1 will focus on Landscapes and Townscapes.

Such major societal challenges cannot be addressed through one disciplinary approach; therefore we invite researchers and practitioners from the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences (AHSS) and STEM areas to examine the topic of European cultural identity with a long-lens perspective.

Keep up-to-date will our other workshops and themes by following us on Twitter @Examine_Europe #ExamineEurope #LoveIrishResearch

Media and Sport: Friday 27th September 2019, National University Ireland, Galway.

Schooling and Curricula: TBC, Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom.

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