|In the following pages about research clusters, you find presentations of Swedish research environments where heritage research is conducted. At the moment, the mapping consists of universities and university colleges, but our intention is to add more clusters from other institutions that acts within the heritage research field, such as the central museums and the Swedish National Heritage Board (Riksantikvarieämbetet).In the orange menu above, under Research clusters, you find links to presentations of each environment, as well as lists of the ongoing projects (sorted in research categories) at these!
With the results from the mapping of current heritage research projects in Swedish universities and university colleges, a number of research clusters has been identified. Our definition of a research cluster is an institution with three or more ongoing research projects within the heritage field.
The heritage projects identified in the inventory of Vetenskapsrådet and Riksbankens jubileumsfond has been added to the already identified clusters (mentioned above).There are, in addition, also clusters with research projects that are related to heritage research, sometimes within adjacent research disciplines and areas, that are spread over several universities and university colleges with one or less than three projects. These have been considered scattered research clusters. More projects are being added to the research categories (e.g. when scanning for projects within the museum sector and Swedish National Heritage Board [Riksantikvarieämbetet]), and this affects the formation of clusters. When forming the network – more clusters are likely to appear!
On a later stage, we will be able to show how the Swedish heritage research clusters are interconnected.