FRH Inform

FRH Inform

Providing an overview of religious heritage in Europe

FRH Inform is a project that researches the state of religious heritage sites on a Europe-wide scale. We base this study on concrete data gathered in profiles of each European country. We wish to make this syllabus a reference database for all those concerned about religious heritage.

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For each country, we categorise the number of religious buildings, their type, financing, and ownership. These categories are completed, country by country, with the help of academic partners.

A key focus is to obtain both qualitative and quantitative data. Setting a methodology and contributing a small set of data will lead to the research being replicated by other stakeholders.


FRH Inform has an academic team of more than 20 researchers from 14 different countries, who offer their advice and expertise for the development and improvement of the factsheets:

Andrea Longhi – Italy

Associate Professor in History of Architecture, Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST), Politecnico di Torino

Andrzej Sztando – Poland

Associate professor, Chair of Spatial Planning and Local Government Administration, Wroclaw University of Economics and Business

Catarina Almeida Marado – Portugal

Researcher, Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra

Dee Dyas – United Kingdom

Director of the Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture and Centre for Pilgrimage Studies, Department of History, University of York

Francesca Taormina – Italy

PhD candidate at the Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST), Politecnico di Torino

Giovanna Rech – Italy

Contract Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento and research fellow on SPOT at the Department of Human Science, University of Verona (supported by the EU under Grant Agreement No. 870644)

Harald Schwillus – Germany

Professor, Institute for Catholic Theology and its Education, Faculty of Philosophy III, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

Kim de Wildt – Germany

Dr. Kim de Wildt, research unit: “Transformation of Sacred Space: Function and Use of Religious Places in Germany” (FOR 2733), University of Bonn

Lorenzo Cantoni – Switzerland

Professor, Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society, USI – Università della Svizzera italiana, and chair-holder of the UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites

Luigi Bartolomei – Italy

Research fellow, DA – Department of Architecture, University of Bologna, President of Center for Studies “Cherubino Ghirardacci”

Maria Chiara Giorda – Italy

Associate professor, Department of Humanistic Studies, Roma Tre University

Santos Solla Xosé Manuel – Spain

Professor, Department of Geography, University of Santiago de Compostela

Sara Bonini Baraldi – Italy

Associate Professor, Interuniversity Department of Science, Project and Territorial Policies, University of Bologna

Silvia Aulet – Spain

Professor, Faculty of Tourism, University of Girona

Todd Weir – Netherlands

Director of the Centre for Religion and Heritage, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen

Valeria Minucciani – Italy

Associate professor, DAD – Department of Architecture and Design, Politecnico di Torino



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