Interior of the Futuro house, Exhibition Centre WeeGee, Espoo. Photo by Suzie Thomas

Monuments, Discourses, Emotions

What is Cultural Heritage? In this introductory course, students familiarize themselves with this holistic field of study.

Course learning objectives:
– To be able to identify different forms of heritage,
– To define the essential aspects and phenomena of cultural heritage studies,
– To be able to articulate how cultural heritage is historically changing field of culture,
– To be familiar with the central concepts of cultural heritage studies, and
– To be able to analyze and produce arguments on discussions of cultural heritage

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Interaction

Participants in this course meet on a weekly basis for lectures or seminars. In addition there is one field trip (on 5.9.), and interaction via the learning platform Moodle is encouraged.

Timetable

Material

Reading list (pdfs will be also available in the Moodle area):

Grove, Louise. 2013. "Heritocide? Defining and exploring heritage crime." Public Archaeology 12(4): 242-254.

Grove, Louise, Thomas, Suzie & Adam Daubney. 2018. “Fool’s gold? A critical assessment of sources of data on heritage crime.” Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal. https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/DPM-07-2018-0232/ful...

James, Luke, & Tim Winter. 2017 "Expertise and the making of World Heritage policy." International Journal of Cultural Policy 23(1): 36-51.

Lowenthal, David. 2005 "Natural and cultural heritage." International Journal of Heritage Studies 11(1): 81-92.

Munjeri, Dawson. 2004 "Tangible and Intangible Heritage: from difference to convergence." Museum international 56(1‐2): 12-20.

Rockman, Marcy. 2015. “An NPS framework for addressing climate change with cultural resources.” The George Wright Forum 32(1): 37-50.

Silverman, Helaine. 2015 "Heritage and authenticity." In Emma Waterton & Steve Watson (eds) The Palgrave handbook of contemporary heritage research, pp. 69-88. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

UNESCO (2008) World Heritage Information Kit. Available https://whc.unesco.org/document/102072

Waterton, Emma, & Steve Watson. 2015. "The ontological politics of heritage; or how research can spoil a good story." In Emma Waterton & Steve Watson (eds) The Palgrave handbook of contemporary heritage research, pp. 21-36. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Conduct of the course

The course is assessed through online quizzes connected to set reading (50%), and on a final report (50%).

Registration and fee

75 euros. More information

Registration begins 45 days before the beginning of the course. The exact registration time is shown by clicking the Register button.

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Open University reserves the right to make changes to the study programme.

The course is organized in co-operation with the KUMA. KUMA arranges the course in which the Open University students (max 10 students) attend. They registrate themselves via Open University's study programme (Enrol).

Description

The concepts of heritage and cultural heritage are used in a various text genres, and they form the basis of memory organizations. The course analyses the types and character of cultural heritage sites. It also provides an introduction to the field of cultural heritage studies, its theoretical foundations, key concepts, and topical discussions.

What is cultural heritage? Can everything be cultural heritage? Why it has such a large role in public discussions and the media? After this course, student is able to identify different forms of heritage, and define the essential aspects and phenomena of cultural heritage studies. They can also explain how cultural heritage is historically changing field of culture. Student has a command of the central concepts of cultural heritage studies, and can analyze and produce arguments on discussions of cultural heritage.

Details during the course

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The course is organized in co-operation with the KUMA. KUMA arranges the course in which the Open University students attend.