30. November 2021

Mapping Heritage Transformation Network (MaHeT) Meeting (25th Nov. 2021)

After the Cartographies of Catastrophes conference the members of the UMM research Consortium together with Gruia Bădescu (Konstanz), Jules Deschepper (Florence/Paris), Aleksandra Paradowska (Poznań), Aleksandra Szczepan (Kraków), Barbara Szczepańska (Wrocław), Małgorzata Popiołek-Roßkamp (Erkner/Berlin) and Anna Vyazemtseva (Moscow/Rome) discussed the best way forward for the MaHeT Network.

A briefing was provided by Dr. Kinzler (University of Bamberg) on the different national and international funding streams available to the network and this valuable input helped shape the discussions, leading to the agreement of a chosen strategy. It was agreed that the formal establishment and strengthening of the Network should take priority, supported by an appropriate funding package. This would serve to facilitate common activities, such as on-site visits to different historic cities, methodological training events and workshops. The focus on knowledge transfer of methodological strategies and tools used for interdisciplinary research on heritage and urban transformations (in Europe and beyond) is what the Network members wish to focus on in this initial stage of the cooperation. This grounding will provide a solid foundation for potential substantial future research collaborations.