Cultural Heritage across European Borders Bridges or Walls?

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Does cultural heritage create either bridges of engagement or walls of division within and beyond Europe? To capture these diverse interpretations, we provide some initial discussion on the concept of heritage and how this relates to identity, memory and the past. In order to introduce the various studies that comprise the forum, we identify a series of collective themes explored by our contributors. These are: the use of heritage sites and practices as a means of exploring questions of European unity; the idea of a decolonizing heritage alongside the reframing of contested transcultural encounters; and finally, the potential for heritage as a form of conflict resolution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96
Number of pages103
JournalAnthropological Journal of European Cultures
Issue number1
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Apr 2021


  • Borders
  • Heritage
  • Identity
  • Walls
  • Europe
  • bridges


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