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Established in 2011, ACHI serves as a platform for interdisciplinary research into the role of cultural heritage in processes of identity formation. The Amsterdam Centre for Cultural Heritage and Identity (ACHI) is one of the twenty Research Priority Areas (RPA) of the University of Amsterdam.

The Research Priority Area ACHI is organized in six, thematic domains that stimulate programmatic research and collaborative, interdisciplinary research output. Each theme is led by two principal investigators, that together with the central director (Julia Noordegraaf) form the Board of Directors that decide about strategy and allocation of funding to support domain-related activities.
See links to the research domains on the left side of this page.

Five of the six domains actively participate in the overarching research program Creative Amsterdam: An E-Humanities Perspective (CREATE), which has its own Steering Committee of six PIs, that guards the programmatic coherence and decides about the allocation of the university funding for this program.