Five Polish projects awarded funding in the HERA Uses of the Past call

Thursday, 1 September 2016

We are pleased to announce that 5 international projects involving researchers from Poland have been awarded funding in the Uses of the Past call for proposals launched by the NCN together with the HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) network, supporting research in humanities. The theme Uses of the Past recognises that in order to understand the pressing societal questions of identity, integration, political legitimacy, creativity and cultural dynamics across Europe we need to understand how societies use and reflect upon the past.

Announced in 2015, the call attracted 605 outline proposals from transnational consortia consisting of researchers from four or more participating countries. An international panel of experts selected 100 consortia to submit a full proposals. Funding of EUR 21 million, including co-funding from the European Commission, was granted to 18 international consortia.

Polish projects awarded within the call:

  1. CRUSEV: Cruising the 1970s: Unearthing Pre-HIV/AIDS Queer Sexual Cultures

Polish Principal Investigator: dr hab. Tomasz Basiuk, University of Warsaw

Partners: dr Glyn Davis, University of Edinburgh, the UK (Project Leader); prof. Andreas Krass, Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany; prof. Juan Suarez, University of Murcia, Spain

  1. EUROPACH: Disentangling European HIV/AIDS Policies: Activism, Citizenship and Health  

Polish Principal Investig: dr Agata Dziuban, Uniwersytet Jagielloński

prof. Beate Binder, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany (Project Leader); prof. Marsha Rosengarten, Goldsmiths, University of London, the UK; prof. Martin Lengwiler, University of Basel, Switzerland

  1. HERILIGION: The heritagazation of religion and the sacralization of heritage in the contemporary Europe

Polish Principal Investig: dr Anna Maria Niedźwiedź, Jagiellonian University

Partners: dr Oscar Salemink, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (Project Leader); dr Irene Stengs, Meertens Institute, the Netherlands; Maria Clara Saraiva, Faculdade de Ciencias Sociais e Humanas - Univesidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal; Ferdinand de Jong, University of East Anglia, the UK

  1. MELA: Memory Laws in European and Comparative Perspectives

Polish Principal Investig: dr Aleksandra Gliszczyńska Grabias, Instytut Nauk Prawnych PAN

Partners: prof. Eric Heinze, Queen Mary University of London, the UK (Project Leader); dr Uladzislau Belavusau, Department of Transnational Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands; dr Emanuela Fronza, Universita di Trento, Italy

  1. SoundMe: Sound memories: the musical Past in Late-Medieval and Early-Modern Europe

Polish Principal Investig: dr hab. Paweł Gancarczyk, Instytut Sztuki PAN

Partners: prof. Karl Kuegle, Utrecht University, the Netherlands (Project Leader); prof. Susan Rankin, University of Cambridge, the UK; dr Lenka Hlavkova, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic; prof. Inga Mai Groote, Ruprecht Karl University, Germany

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