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CinBA Project
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Of Authorship and Originality
Robe and petticoat, Sack back gown, Dress, France, 1775-1780, copyright  V & A
Memory at War
The Assembly Project
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Rhythm Changes: Willem Breuker and Han Bennink
Arctic Encounters
Travelling Texts 1790-1914

Welcome to HERA - Humanities in the European Research Area

HERA – Humanities in the European Research Area - is a partnership between 21 Humanities Research Councils across Europe and the European Science Foundation (ESF), with the objective of firmly establishing the humanities in the European Research Area and in the European Commission Framework Programmes.

The humanities are crucial to the understanding and conceptualising of fundamental changes in contemporary European society. Linking national programmes and launching joint research programmes dealing with all-encompassing social, cultural, political and ethical developments will generate new knowledge and enable policy-makers, scientists and the general public to interpret the challenges of a changing world. HERA aims to set new and innovative research agendas and thus enhance the humanities’ contribution to the European Research Area as well as to the ongoing debates on issues of particular relevance to European society.


Prof Seán Ryder announces HERA plan for a new joint research programme at Achieving Impact Conference. Live feed at Researchers should expect to hear more of the proposed call over the late summer to autumn and can monitor the HERA website and follow HERA on twitter for updates. Please also refer to the HERA website for information on the previous call processes and currently funded projects.

2013-2016 HERA JRP II

HERA Joint Research Programme 2012 – “Cultural Encounters”

Download the  HERA JRP Launch brochure

2010-2013 HERA JRP I

HERA Joint Research Programme 2009 – “Cultural Dynamics: Inheritance and Identity” and “Humanities as a Source of Creativity and Innovation”