This unit will challenge your perceptions of how heritage is manufactured. You will explore, analyse, and debate local and national issues within a global frame. Through critically reflecting on how heritage is ‘made’ by historians, archaeologists, Indigenous peoples, museums, politicians, and monument builders, you will acquire an advanced understanding of the contested nature of this field. The unit will challenge you to convey the complexities of the past to diverse audiences in compelling ways. By taking you on virtual tours of heritage interpretations we will examine the ways in which digital technologies have changed how we view and interact with past cultures.
|Unit name||History and Cultural Heritage|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||History and Classics|
Associate Professor Kristyn Harman
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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- Analyse and critique the formation and nature of cultural heritage.
- Communicate persuasively using evidence-based argumentation.
- Apply critical thinking skills to evaluate the local and global forces that shape cultural heritage.
- Apply cultural heritage skills to appraise the interpretation of heritage objects and sites.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
Task 1: A short interpretive exercise, 500 words (15%)
Task 2: An evaluation of an exhibition or site interpretation, 1500 words (35%)
Task 3: A detailed proposal for a cultural heritage interpretation, 2500 words (50%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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