Tasmania and Australia are rich in history and heritage. What gets presented and celebrated however is contested and challenged. This unit does not only introduce a critical reading of heritage, it offers tools and frameworks for participants to reflect and be cognizant of the challenges of presenting the past, and address difficult challenges in offering heritage to the community and to tourists. Being sensitive and balanced is necessary but what that means is contested. By addressing difficult issues, this unit provides guidance on how to create, formulate and mediate exciting and meaningful heritage experiences.
Field trip dates: 8-11 April 2024.
|Unit name||Critical and Contested Issues in Cultural Heritage|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
|Coordinator||Professor Can Seng Ooi|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Identify and explain the protocols, conventions and Acts of Parliament that underpin the development of cultural heritage tourism products.
- Synthesise the current and future challenges for cultural heritage managers in a tourism context.
- Critically evaluate options for managing cultural heritage experiences in a sensitive and ethical manner.
- Effectively communicate the challenges of tourism growth in a chosen heritage site.
The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.
The unit is taught face to face at Port Arthur Historic Site in week 2 (28 February -3 March 2023) of semester one, in an intensive and immersive block mode, over 4 days. Attendance is compulsory. Following the intensive block teaching, you will still be able to get assignment support, and will submit your assignments later in the semester.
|Assessment||Oral presentation (15%)|Executive summary (30%)|Tourism Site Plan (55%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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