Course ObjectiveAfter the successful completion of this course, you will:
o have acquired basic knowledge of the theoretical foundations of the
field of heritage studies and its relation to archaeology and ancient
o have gained a basic knowledge of the practice and structure of
heritage management, both nationally (the Netherlands) and
o understand the ideological, political, social and economic values
related to heritage and their interaction
o understand the ways in which different media (academic books, popular
books, museums, websites, apps, games) present information on heritage
o be able to develop a critical attitude towards the major paradigms in
Course ContentIn this course students are made familiar with the main (inter)national
political and public debates regarding heritage management and practice.
Emphasis will be on the identification of different heritage categories
(tangible and intangible) and above all heritage paradigms, from
protectionist, conservationist traditions to the most recent
developmental approaches, focusing the contribution of heritage to
socio-economic and spatial development. Central concepts are: heritage,
landscape, value, authenticity, appropriation, public participation,
conflict, tourism. These will be illustrated and explained through a
series of case studies in seminar classes. In the course, particular
attention will be paid to the specific role of archaeological heritage
in the broader heritage discourse and frameworks.
Teaching MethodsClasses are being taught twice a week: 2 x 2 hrs.
Each week the first session will consist of a lecture (2 hrs) dealing
with a specific theme on a theoretical and practical level, creating an
overview of the theme. For each class,reading selected parts of the
handbook is compulsory.
The second weekly session is a seminar. Students will address specific
case studies related to the theme of the lecture class, through specific
articles, presentations and site visits.
Method of AssessmentThe assigned literature and lecture classes will be assessed by an exam
at the end
of the course. This will consist of 50% of the grade.
The seminar classes on a specific topic will be assessed by weekly
assignments. Together, these assignments constitute 50% of the grade.
LiteratureLiterature will be made available through the Canvas page
Target AudienceBA students in Archaeology
BA Students in Ancient Studies
BA Students in Cultural Heritage
BA students in Urban studies and Geography
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Humanities|
|Course Coordinator||dr. G.J.M. van Wijngaarden|
|Examiner||dr. G.J.M. van Wijngaarden|
dr. G.J.M. van Wijngaarden
You need to register for this course yourself
Last-minute registration is available for this course.
|Teaching Methods||Seminar, Lecture|
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