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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.

HERA JRP III - Update 15 October 2015

The HERA (“Humanities in the European Research Area”) Network invites researchers to apply for the participation in the “Uses of the Past – Matchmaking Event” taking place in Tallinn on 29 January 2015.

The aim of the Matchmaking Event is to present the Call for transnational humanities-led research proposals under the theme “Uses of the Past” to be formally announced early January 2015 and to facilitate the building of international research partnerships. With up to €23 million available, the research programme will fund new and exciting Humanities-centred projects on Uses of the Past involving researchers from four or more countries.

The deadline to register your interest in attending the Matchmaking Event is 5 November 2014, 14:00 CET (Central European Time).

Eligible scholars are senior and early career researchers based in the following participating countries: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.

To attend the Matchmaking event, scholars must submit an Expression of Interest for participating in the event consisting of a short project idea and a short CV. More information about this call and how to submit an application can be found here http://www.b2match.eu/hera-up-mme. The travel costs of the selected applicants can be reimbursed up to EUR 350.

Note that applicants that do not get invited still can apply in the HERA JRP UP call and so can researchers who have not submitted an Expression of Interest!!

Go to http://heranet.info/hera-jrp-matchmaking-events to download FAQS & Application form!

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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: Outcomes and Achievements

“Cultural Dynamics: Inheritance and Identity” and “Humanities as a Source of Creativity and Innovation”.

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