Over the past decade, the world of cultural heritage has witnessed dramatic digital transformations becoming widely accessible and facilitating access to knowledge of the past, enhancing information for present and future use. However, the downside of this development is the tendency to standardize culture and make an overbearing use of English as a means of communication.
The project intends to address this issue and demonstrate how English, instead, can be used to disseminate knowledge and provide visibility to local communities (esp. the mountain areas).
We invite the PhD candidate to study aspects of cultural heritage while considering language skills and communication, education and the media. Aside from theoretical readings on cultural heritage, landscape theory and communication matters, the candidate will be invited to implement a hands-on approach to cultural mediation (with a particular interest in education schemes) and collaborate to create an online thesaurus to connect the places and languages of the consortium.
The ideal candidate for this position will hold a Master’s degree in English Studies or any other field indicated above and have a strong interest for the dissemination of Cultural Heritage.