Grant Winners

October 14, 2010


The Hera Network has awarded more than EUR16 million to 19 transnational collaborative research projects across Europe. Co-funded by the European Commission and 13 humanities research councils across Europe (including the UK), the network's first joint research programme seeks insight from humanities into current challenges. Funding has been allocated in two key areas. Listed below are 14 grant winners, with five to follow in next week's issue.


Project leader: Bart Besamusca

Institution: Utrecht University

Value: €949,620

The dynamics of the medieval manuscript: text collections from a European perspective

Project leader: Adrian Blackledge

Institution: University of Birmingham

Value: €883,775

Investigating discourses of inheritance and identity in four multilingual European settings

Project leader: Elizabeth Edwards

Institution: University of the Arts London

Value: €463,250

Photographs, colonial legacy and museums in contemporary European culture

Project leader: Alexander Etkind

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: €951,326

Memory at war: cultural dynamics in Poland, Russia and Ukraine

Project leader: Frode Iversen

Institution: University of Oslo

Value: €953,742

The Assembly Project: meeting places in northern Europe, AD400-1500

Project leader: Susanne Janssen

Institution: Erasmus University Rotterdam

Value: €885,260

Popular music heritage, cultural memory and cultural identity: localised popular music histories and their significance for music audiences and music industries in Europe

Project leader: Yaron Matras

Institution: University of Manchester

Value: €342,290

The role of language in the transnational formation of Romani identity

Project leader: Walter Pohl

Institution: University of Vienna

Value: €955,235

Cultural memory and the resources of the past, AD400-1000

Project leader: Charlotte Roueche

Institution: King's College London

Value: €773,291

Sharing ancient wisdoms: exploring the tradition of Greek and Arabic wisdom literatures

Project leader: Tony Whyton

Institution: University of Salford

Value: €996,318

Rhythm changes: jazz cultures and European identities


Project leader: Helle Porsdam

Institution: University of Copenhagen

Value: €999,951

Copyrighting creativity: creative values, cultural heritage institutions and systems of intellectual property

Project leader: Michael Punt

Institution: University of Plymouth

Value: €935,434

Technology, exchange and flow: artistic media practices and commercial application

Project leader: Scott Rettberg

Institution: University of Bergen

Value: €999,179

Developing a network-based creative community: electronic literature as a model of creativity and innovation in practice


Project leader: Paul Benneworth

Institution: University of Twente

Value: €509,073

Measuring the societal impacts of universities' research into arts and the humanities

Examining the failure by governments, universities, learned societies and societal stakeholders to develop an effective measure of the impact of arts and humanities research on society, this project will explore what is of importance to these diverse groups. Bringing together experts in the fields of knowledge exchange, university performance management and institutional management, the investigation aims to uncover how key values can be expressed through knowledge-exchange projects, performance measures and indicators, as well as university knowledge-transfer infrastructure.

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