Welcome to Cultural Heritage in European Societies and Spaces!
CHESS is a new three-year project of the Department of Anthropology’s European Field Studies Program, made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation. CHESS students participate in a training program that includes a semester-long international research experience in collaboration with the University of Barcelona in Spain. CHESS is for both undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Five Colleges consortium.
Each year, 5 students selected for the program will have the opportunity to:
- Learn fieldwork methods that can be applied to critical heritage studies
- Spend spring semester conducting an independent research project in Spain or other sites in Europe
- Participate in two workshops at the University of Barcelona that will include short study tours to important heritage sites
- Establish collaborative relationships with students and faculty at the University of Barcelona
- Disseminate the results of their research through conference panels, an online student journal, and other scholarly publication
If this sounds like something you are interested in, visit our other pages to find out more about the program, research streams, location, coursework, faculty, and to apply for this exciting research opportunity in Barcelona, Spain!
NSF Award Number: OISE-0968575