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HRTG6901 - The Idea of Heritage
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - 6 credit points
HECS Band one
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Archaeology
Offered session(s): 2
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Annie Clarke

Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Assessment: 1x2000wd essay (45%), 1x2000wd project report (45%), in-class presentation (peer-assessed) equivalent to 1000wd (10%)

In contemporary society heritage is understood as a form of cultural practice and production that operates at local, national and global scales. Heritage has moved beyond the identification and conservation of 'things we want to keep' to incorporate ideas about intangible values, identity formation, the role of memory and different knowledge systems from critical and theoretical perspectives. This unit of study will examine how heritage is produced, consumed, negotiated and conserved through political processes, structures of governance and cultural practices.
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