Since 2012, the Faculty of Arts has twice (2012-2015 and 2016-2018) provided financial support to researchers carrying out major multi-disciplinary research projects, so-called research nodes. The purpose of these nodes is to reinforce thematic and multi-disciplinary collaboration within the faculty and increase interaction both between different units and between teaching and research.
The nodes serve as a breeding ground for new research ideas, interdisciplinary ways of working, internationalisation and externally financed projects. The nodes give researchers at the faculty an opportunity to be active as research leaders as well as the means to increase contacts and exchanges among researchers, doctoral students and second-cycle students.
The Cultural Heritage Node: A Research Node at Campus Gotland
These days, cultural heritage is a growing field of research at many academic institutions. Campus Gotland is located in a world heritage site, i.e. the Hanseatic town of Visby. It does well-established research work into areas which form the basis of the Cultural Heritage node. Two thematic areas are given special attention:
- Cultural heritage production – cultural heritage processes, cultural heritage policies and the use of history
- Cultural heritage administration and utilisation of its values in a sustainable manner