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Call Facts

Opening date: 8th March 2022
Closing date: 23rd May 2022
Organisation in charge of the call: French National Research Agency (ANR)
Contact: jpich-chse-2022@anr.fr
Budget: 4 700 000 euros

Presentation of the call

The Cultural Heritage, Society and Ethics joint call (JPI CH  CHSE) aims at furthering the understanding of the relationship between cultural heritage – tangible, intangible, digital and natural – and major societal issues through transnational research projects.

JPI CH CHSE funded projects should explore the relationship between these three notions from a Social Sciences and Humanities perspective, thus being able to address current conceptual frameworks and facilitating the emergence of new ones. They should create conditions for new ways of engagement and dialogue between disciplines and stakeholders; study what the impact of these new ways in varied cultural contexts. Applicants are encouraged to adopt multi- and trans-disciplinary methodologies and approaches.

Important Call Documents


Research proposals must address at least one, and if possible both, of the two following themes (please consult the call text for further details):

  • Cultural Heritage and economic development. This theme explores the tensions between how cultural heritage can contribute to the development of sustainable experience-based economies without being put at risk and, concomitantly, how the non-utilitarian value of cultural heritage can be promoted in the context of its growing commercialisation.
  • Cultural Heritage and sustainable strategies. This theme explores the relationship between cultural heritage, democratic values and politics in a historical perspective, with a particular emphasis on the proliferation of conflicting narratives resulting from the use and misuse of cultural heritage, and the contribution of cultural heritage to sustainable and ethical behaviours and policies.

Six projects were selected for funding:

  • ArcHeritage: Arctic Heritage: Commodification, Identity, and Revitalisation in the Anthropocene (Netherlands, Norway, United Kingdom)
  • CUMET: Cultural Heritage in the Metropolitan Peripheries (France, Spain, United Kingdom)
  • DECOPE: Destructive Exploitation and care of Cultural Objects and Professional/Public Education for Sustainable Heritage Management (Norway, Spain, United Kingdom)
  • HerlnDep: Heritage in Depopulated European Areas (Czech Republic, Lithuania, United Kingdom)
  • MalLHoC: Museums and Industry: Long Histories of Collaboration (France, Spain, United Kingdom)
  • PERCOL: Perverse Collections: Building Europe's Queer and Trans Archives (Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom)

Funding institutions & partners

The Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO)
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MSMT)
French National Research Agency (ANR)
Lietuvos mokslo taryba (LMT)
The Research Council of Norway (RCN)
Dutch Research Council (NWO)
Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI)
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)