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TRANS.ARCH: Archives in Transition and Collective Subaltern Uses is an international and interdisciplinary research project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under the MSCA-RISE Scheme (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Research and Innovation Staff Exchange). Grant agreement #872299. 

Participating Universities

Goethe Universität Frankfurt (Germany). Project Coordinator. 

Univerzita Palackého V Olomouci (Czech Republic), Università Degli Studi Roma Tre (Italy), Universidad De Sevilla (Spain), Universitat De Valencia (Spain), Universidad Nacional De Tres De Febrero (Argentina), Universidad Nacional Del Litoral (Argentina), Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Peru), Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Colombia).


Historical archives have a considerable influence on the formation of collective memory. As memory repositories, they can contribute to the transfer of information between generations. The EU-funded TRANS.ARCH project will create a network of researchers, both young and experienced, for the study of current uses and functions of archives in the context of globalization-related crises. In particular, the project will not only investigate how archives allow new elaborations of historical and social models but will also offer a basis for a new approach to the cultural heritage of societies. The team will focus on the different political, judicial, cultural, and artistic uses of the archives developed by migrant groups and sexual dissidents in Europe and Latin America.