(Re-)Tracing History: New Methodologies for Making the Past Tangible, Palpable and Negotiable
The (Re-)Tracing History: New Methodologies for Making the Past Tangible, Palpable and Negotiable research project is partly funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) through the Dutch National Research Agenda (NWA) - Living History route.
The subprojects are:
Stories in Motion (EUR) - dr. Norah Karrouche
A Virtual Agora: De Tolerantie Carrousel U900 (UU) - prof. dr. Toine Pieters
Feeling the Traces of the Colonial Past (RU) - prof. dr. Liedeke Plate, Farida Nabibaks, Vicky Fisher
Main applicant: Reinwardt Academy (AHK) – prof. dr. Hester Dibbits
Researchers (VU, EUR, UU, RU) Launch Action Framework for Heritage Sector
On September 22, 2022 the symposium (Re-)Tracing History: New Methodologies for Making the Past Tangible, Palpable and Negotiable took place in Utrecht. The occasion marked the conclusion of three collaborative research projects led by researchers from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Utrecht University and Radboud University Nijmegen, brought together in an NWA project of the same name. In collaboration with cultural institutions and the broader public, the researchers examined how overlooked traces of the past can be incorporated into contemporary heritage practice. The three projects explored how oral history, dance and virtual dialogue can be applied to make unknown and ignored traces of the past tangible, palpable and discussable in the public domain. How can these traces be used to enrich public debate and defuse tensions?
You can find here an enriched summary of the (Re-)Tracing History symposium
In addition to presenting and discussing the research findings, the involved parties also launched an Action Framework at the symposium, in which concrete recommendations are made for heritage practice.