Final Conference and Humanities Festival

The Final Conference of the HERA Joint Research Programme was held in the British Libray, London on 30 May 2013. It was followed by the Humanities Festival “The Time and The Place” on 31 May – 1 June.

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Background and Objectives

In 2009, the HERA Network launched the first Joint Research Programme (HERA JRP) for two themes “Cultural Dynamics: Inheritance and Identity” and “Humanities as a Source of Creativity and Innovation”. Nineteen transnational humanities projects were funded as a result of the competitive call for proposals.
The Final Conference provided the opportunity for the project members, the funders and invited stakeholders to discuss the outcome of the HERA JRP programme. Following the conference, a two-day HERA JRP Humanities Festival “The Time and The Place” took place. The festival programme included project showcases, concerts and exhibitions.


Thursday 30 May   

9.30 - 18.00 Final Conference - British Library   
20.00  Concert Hungarian ensemble Budapest bar - Kings Place, Hall One   

Friday 31 May   

12.00 – 15.30 Closed session for HERA JRP project members “Cultural Dynamics and Creativity in Digital Europe” - Kings College   
18.15 -19.30 Public Debate Does research matter? The Public Value of the Humanities - Kings Place   
15.00 - 20.00 Paul Floyd Blake exhibition - Kings Place   
20.00  Concert Soweto Kinch - Kings Place, Hall One  
20.00  Concert Fraser Fifield & Paul Hoxbro - Kings Place, Hall Two   

Saturday 1 June   

09.00 - 17.00 Showcase sessions - Kings Place   
20.00  Concert Mari Boine - Kings Place, Hall One   
20.00  Concert Gianluigi Trovesi & Gianni Coscia - Kings Place, Hall Two

The detailed programme of the Final Conference (British Library, 30 May) can be uploaded here.

A map with the 2 venues (British Library and Kings Place) can be downloaded here.

For more information on the closed session "Cultural Dynamics and Creativity in Digital Europe" (King's College, 31 May), please go to:

For more information on the festival "The Time and The Place" (Kings Place, 30 May-1 June), please go to:

Practical information

For HERA JRP Project members

Please note that no hotel booking was made. Please organise your own travel and accommodation arrangements. You are welcome to join lunches provided at the Conference and Festival.

All expenses (accommodation and travel costs) related to the attendance of Project members to the HERA JRP Final Conference must be covered by the CRP budgets. Please contact your Project Leader for more information.

The following costs can be covered by the Handling Agency for a maximum of 4 people per CRP:
You can request reimbursement to the Handling Agency to cover up to:
- two additional hotel nights maximum (31 May and 1st June)  in order to attend the Festival. Accommodation (max. 130 € per night) and meals (max. 21 € per meal) will be reimbursed in accordance with the ESF rules of reimbursement that can be found on the back of the ESF Travel Claim Form.
- three concerts (max. £ 51 in total) per person. Don't forget to mention the promo code when purchasing your tickets.

In order to reduce costs, project members are advised to share rooms. Please indicate your room mate when sending back your reimbursement claim.

For other invitees

For reimbursement modalities, please refer to the invitation email that was sent to you.



For further information about the Conference, please contact Julia Boman at the HERA Handling Agency at hera[at]
For further information about the Festival, please contact the Festival organiser Tony Whyton at T.Whyton[at]