Historical Landscape and Archaeological Heritage


Course Objective

Knowledge of the frameworks, legal rules and regulations for treating
archaeological heritage and culture historical landscapes in the
knowledge of changes in contemporary culture historical policies in the
Netherlands; knowledge of the genaeology and history of the term
heritage; knowledge of the various opinions on archaeological and
landscape heritage in the past decades;
critical reflection on the use of the term heritage in
contemporary(archaeological) preservation policies and the management of

Course Content

In these introductory lectures theoretical, historiographical and
practical topics are dealt with, that are connected with the interest
and the care for historical landscapes and archaeological heritage.
In the theoretical part, among other matters, attention will be paid to
recent heritage opinions. The historiographic part treats the history of
the archaeological heritage policies and the interest in the historical
natural and cultural landscape. Practical training contains the programs
and legal rules and regulations for dealing with landscapes and
archaeological monuments, like methods of valuation and selecting,
restoration and re-destining and preservation.
The course consists of lectures. Discussions will be stimulated.

Teaching Methods


Method of Assessment

Take-home exam.

Entry Requirements

bachelor in history, geography, archaeology, history of architecture and
studies that are related to heritage and are admitted through a decision
of the Exam Committee.


will be communicated later

Target Audience

masterstudents Heritage Studies and students of other heritage programs
at a master level. Master students Archaeology of ACASA (VU/UvA)

Additional Information

Attending the lectures is mandatory

General Information

Course Code L_AAMAERF001
Credits 6 EC
Period P1
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator prof. dr. J. Renes
Examiner prof. dr. J. Renes
Teaching Staff prof. dr. J. Renes
prof. dr. G.L.M. Burgers

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Lecture
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