Fields of activities:
|» History |
» History of Arts
» Cultural Heritage
|» Archaeology |
» Cultural studies
» Media and socio-cultural communication
Brief description of your activity focus
Our main research lines are: Uses of cultural heritage, Destruction and safeguarding of cultural heritage, reenactment events
Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Since its foundation in 2006, the ICRPC, its research groups and its researchers have carried out a wide range of
activities. The Institute and its members have hosted and organized seminars and symposiums, participated in
Spanish and international seminars and congresses, made presentations and given papers, held specialized
conferences, carried out studies, published monographic works, undertaken practical museum studies,and
promoted a recognized collection of publications including a monographic series and a conference series.
Furthermore, the Institute has boosted the presentation of research to society, with diverse science
communication activities for a non-specialized public. These kinds of dissemination activities are considered one
of the essential priorities of research centres in the current Horizon 2020 European programme.
The ICPRC’s research has focused on studies of archeology, anthropology, art and history of art, architectural
heritage and historical memory, museology and museography, traditional and popular culture, and the social use
The objective of the Institute is to maintain and expand these research fields, and to become a leading centre
heritage studies in Catalonia, under the broad perspective of all the implications of heritage, and all debates on
1. Art in danger. Heritage in conflict situations. Destruction and safeguarding of cultural heritage
2. Uses of cultural heritage.
3. Heritagisation processes of the tangible remains from the past The audience for cultural heritage and, by
extension, the planning, management and evaluation of heritage facilities.
4. Re-enactment events and Living History
EU Framework Programme related activities:
|Project Title||The city and the sea. The patrimonalization of port cities|
|Specific Theme||The patrimonalization of port cities|
|Project Title||The socialization of research in the digital age: the case of the Iberian archaeology.|
|Specific Theme||Dissemination of archaeology|
|Project Title||Experiences of use of cultural heritage as a tool for building peace|
|Specific Theme||Experiences of use of cultural heritage as a tool for building peace|
|Project Title||Documentation of the Traditional Crafts Present in Fairs and Markets of the Empordà|
|Project website||Presence of crafts in local events|
|Project Title||Re-enactment events in Catalonia|
|Specific Theme||Role of Re-enactment events in Cultural heritage and tourism|
International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
The ICRPC’s participation in International projects has been centred on the areas of cultural tourism, heritage
management, and the study and conservation of archaeological and natural heritage.
Title: Sahara. Univerity of Girona and ICRPC. Researchers: Carles Serra, Narcís Soler, Eliseu Carbonell (ICRPC). 2016-
2017. Funded by: AECID.
Title: Patrimonialisation de la nature, conservation et valorisation environnementale: le cas des espaces côtiers du
Québec et de la Catalogne. Funding institution: Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
Participants: Department of Anthropology, Laval University (Canada), University of Montpellier, Catalan Institute for
Cultural Heritage Research. Investigador principal: Sabrina Doyon (Université Laval).
Title: Tourism as an instrument of protection and recognition of the cultural heritage of Ethiopia. An analysis and
case studies. Funding institution: Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation Participants: University
of Girona – ICRPC. Period: 2012. Budget: 18.395 €