HEI: Heritage Experience Initiative

Sculptures from Parthenon. Photo.

Heritage and global challenges

Heritage is engagement with the past in the present. Heritage is, therefore, entangled in, and crucial for a deeper understanding of some of the most important contemporary global challenges: Migration, integration, conflict and cultural destruction, climate change and adaptation to rapid and major technological changes. 

HEI: Heritage Experience Initiative aims at developing critical heritage research in close cooperation with the heritage sector and will experiment with new teaching models.

Research themes


HEI aims at an integration of teaching and research, where learning is enriched through project-based, work-life anchored experiences and research is driven by teaching.



Oct. 19, 2022Oct. 21, 2022
Oct. 19, 2022 10:30 AMOct. 21, 2022 4:00 PM


HEI: Heritage Experience Initiative is spearheaded by: 

In partnership with:

The HEI Network is open for all institutions in the heritage sector.

Contact us

Unn Pedersen, Project manager, Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History

E-mail: heritage-uio-request@iakh.uio.no

HEI in social media

Research and Education initiatives at the Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities promotes five research and education initiatives between 2019 and 2023. The goal is to contribute to solutions for the societal challenges of our day.