The project is based on the concept of cultural heritage of “small homelands” – the heritage that has survived in original animals species, plants species and landscape to this day, constituting a unique wealth and value. The project’s main objective is to describe cultural heritage preserved in small local communities, as illustrated by the example of the Malopołska region. Another objective is to find, describe, and possibly evaluate similar small, particular ecosystems elsewhere in Europe and the world.
The project endeavors to prove the thesis that promoting original elements of cultural heritage may contribute to the dynamic development of new regional products.
The added value of the project, implemented within the framework of international cooperation, will be the identification of local elements of cultural heritage, both material and spoken. This shall support the promotion of traditional products, getting to know the opinions of local communities in different countries, and protecting cultural values.
Cultural Heritage of Small Homelands will be continued
Several initiatives born with the Cultural Heritage of Small Homelands research project are continued in project RuralStrateg: Inclusion of Vanishing Cultural Heritage in an Innovative Rural Development Strategy.
Cultural heritage from the perspective of various disciplines
Worth reading: Cultural heritage from the perspective of various disciplines (Dziedzictwo kulturowe z perspektywy różnych dyscyplin).
Persistence of the Cultural Heritage of Small Homelands Project in Research and Implementations
The Department held an academic seminar ‘Persistence of the Cultural Heritage of Small Homelands Project in Research and Implementations’ on 26 and 27 June 2022 (Manor House Sieraków, Dobczyce).