February 23, 2021

REVENANT project lays foundations for international studies on post-imperial heritage

The University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences – Department of Cultural Studies is among the prestigious winners of the 2020 ERC Consolidator Grant, with the project REVENANT (Revivals of Empire — Nostalgia, Amnesia, Tribulation). 

From its Kvarner base, the REVENANT project will lay the foundations for a new, international network of studies of post-imperial memories and heritage, with confirmed collaborators from various institutions, including another YERUN member, the University of Konstanz, and Boğaziçi University, Moscow School of Economics, Humboldt University, Konstanz University, University of Michigan, University of Regensburg, University of Vienna and Utrecht University. The total planned duration of the project is five years.

Ph.D Jeremy F. Walton, Max Planck Institute

Under the guidance of the main researcher, Jeremy F. Walton, Ph.D., the project will gather anthropologists, art historians, historians, political scientists, comparative literature researchers, and sociologists. The REVENANT project will ‘reside’ at the Department of Cultural Studies at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka, with the support of Prof. Sarah Czerny, Ph.D., and in collaboration with all relevant scientists at our University, primarily the Center for Advanced Studies of Southeast Europe (CAS SEE). The project results will include a documentary, a photo exhibition, and a website, as well as various scientific and popular publications. 

More information about the project can be found here.

The European Research Council (ERC) in December 2020 announced the results of its latest ERC Consolidator Grant tender for mid-career researchers. The funding is part of Horizon 2020, and worth in total €655 million. With this support, the new grantees will be able to consolidate their teams and have a far-reaching impact.

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