Global Heritage Lab

Past worlds, present questions,
possible futures

The Global Heritage Lab at the University of Excellence of Bonn emerges as a central hub for heritage and museum-related research and operates as a transdisciplinary laboratory hosted by the TRA Present Pasts. It is a space for experimentation, transcultural dialogue, and reimagining the intersection of past, present, and future. The Global Heritage Lab’s emphasis extends to transregional and transcontinental perspectives, integrating indigenous knowledge and multi-vocal viewpoints. Our team operates across continents, fostering a rich community of researchers and practitioners in Africa, the Americas, especially Latin America, Europe and potentially Asia and the Pacific.

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Hybrid Workshop Series on "Contested Monuments" continues on 17 June 2024

Meet the team

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Julia Binter

Project

Dissonant Heritage and Ontological Ambivalence

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Pluriversal Dialogues on Environmental Ethics: Decolonising Scientific Practice to Build Futures Beyond ‘Development’

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Confronting Colonial Pasts, Envisioning Creative Futures

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Bio-Piracy: How Much Colonialism is There in our Gardens? Dlf Podcast (in German)

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Researcher in the News

Meet the team

Eleonora Grammatikou

Project

‘Decolonial’ heritage and public memories?

Meet the team

Cihan Simsek

Latest News

"Invisible Cultural Connections" - Interview with Jun.-Prof. Dr. Julia Binter (in German)

Project

Mining, Metals and Manillas in the Atlantic Slave Trade: Pilot Study