A Bachelor’s degree equivalent to 180 credits with a major (90 credits) in a subject relevant to Historical Studies, such as Ethnology, Archeology, Literary History, History of Ideas or Economic History.
No main field.
The purpose of this course is for the student to develop knowledge about the emerging interdisciplinary field of critical heritage studies.
This module will allow the student to study the importance of cultural heritage in various societal processes of change. The focus is on intersectional power relationships. This module also considers aspects of dark and difficult cultural heritage in a societal context. Finally, this module includes critical reflections on the use of cultural heritage by various actors such as academia, the state, practitioners and public audiences.
After completing the module, the student will be able to:
• discuss different theoretical perspectives on critical heritage studies
• develop skills in distinguishing, formulate and solve problems within the cultural heritage sector.
• reflect on different power perspectives in relation to different forms of cultural heritage
• analyse the significance of power relations for cultural heritage as a construction in societal processes.
Lectures, seminars, fieldtrips and method exercises
Written project assignment
Examines learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4
Assessment criteria will be announced by the course leader at the start of the course
Harrison, Rodney (2013). Heritage: Critical Approaches. New York: Routledge, 268 s.
Golding, Vivien (2009). Learning at the Museum Frontiers: Identity, Race and Power. Farnham, England: Ashgate Pub. Co., 231 s.
Logan, William; Nic Craith, Máiréad & Kockel, Ullrich (Red) (2016). A Companion to Heritage Studies. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. 597s.
Silverman, Helaine (2011). Contested Cultural Heritage Religion, Nationalism, Erasure, and Exclusion in a Global World. New York, NY: Springer New York, 286 s.
Smith, Laurajane (2006). Uses of Heritage. New York: Routledge, 351 s.
Smith, Laurajane; Shackel, Paul A. & Campbell, Gary (red.) (2011). Heritage, Labour, and the Working Classes. 1st ed. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 309 s.
Winter, Tim (2013). Clarifying the Critical in Critical Heritage Studies. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 19(6), 532-545.
Witcomb, Andrea & Buckley, Kristal. (2013). Engaging with the Future of ‘Critical Heritage Studies’: Looking Back in Order to Look Forward. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 19 (6), 562–578.
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