Arno van der Hoeven’s project on online urban heritage has received a KIEM grant from NWO. The KIEM programme aims to encourage and facilitate public-private partnerships in the domain of the Creative industries. Partners in Van der Hoeven’s project are Het Nieuwe Instituut and The DEN Foundation (Digital Heritage Netherlands).
About the project
On the Internet, we can find many initiatives focused on the heritage of cities. This varies from Facebook groups with historic focus to local city blogs and memory websites. Furthermore, heritage organisations increasingly use online media to crowdsource material related to the urban past. In this project, Arno van der Hoeven studies how these participatory heritage websites are used, examines their sociocultural impact, and explores under which conditions they work best.
About Arno van der Hoeven
Arno van der Hoeven is Assistant Professor in the department of Media & Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam. His main research interests include popular music, cultural heritage and local identity. His most recent publication focused on the changing public role of heritage professionals.
Next to his teaching and research activities, Arno is chair of the board of DIG IT UP. This organisation develops projects about the heritage of Rotterdam.