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.


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  • scott-anfinson Scott Anfinson new Visiting Scholar in Archaeology Feb. 21, 2020

    Scott Anfinson from the University of Minnesota is visiting UiO on a Fulbright Grant and will be studying heritage management in Norway. His project is connected to HEI: Heritage Experience Initiative and he will be visiting until the end of June 2020. He will be seated in Blindernveien 11, and is eager to get in touch with colleagues from the heritage management field.

  • amund_1834_200px New Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Heritage and Cultural History Sep. 18, 2019

    Åmund Norum Resløkken is newly employed Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Heritage and Cultural History. The position is connected to HEI: Heritage Experience Initiative and the working group ‘Digital Heritage’.


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@iakh.uio.no


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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.