Project Manager, Cultural Heritage and Identities of Europe’s Future, Aston University – Languages & Social Sciences. Deadline: 3 April 2018.
Aston School of Languages and Social Sciences is seeking to appoint a Project Manager to work on a 3-year project funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 programme. The Cultural Heritage and Identities of Europe’s Future (CHIEF) project aims to build an effective dialogue between different stakeholders in order to facilitate a future of Europe based on more inclusive notions of cultural heritage and cultural identity. The project is innovative in its approach to the cultural literacy of young Europeans by privileging the importance of production and transition of cultural knowledge in both formal educational settings initiated from above, and a variety of informal social interactions. The project will explore these interactions by building an inter-disciplinary, multi-sectoral and transnational partnership in nine countries, including EU member-states (UK, Latvia, Slovakia, Croatia, Spain and Germany) and regions outside Europe (Turkey, Georgia, India). Through its research activities and social interventions, CHIEF will have a substantial impact on policies and practices facilitating inter-cultural dialogue in Europe. It will contribute to understanding and enhancing cultural literacy for young people, resulting in greater appreciation of diversity. The project will lead to more effective use of European cultural heritage as a site of production, translation and exchange of heterogeneous cultural knowledge.