Concepts, Principles & Practice - ARC00012M

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  • Department: Archaeology
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. John Schofield
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20

Module aims

  • Introduce students to the basic principles, concepts and philosophy of cultural heritage management and conservation and place these within a historical and cultural context
  • identify and understand the formal cultural heritage management process
  • introduce the notion of the multiplicity of meaning and value attributed to heritage, archaeology and the past and the consequence of this
  • identify the legislation, national policy documents and international charters and conventions that frame cultural heritage management and conservation

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should:

  • develop a critical understanding of the concept of heritage, the principles of cultural heritage management and their cultural and political consequences
  • critically understand the role of expertise in the mediation of conflicts over the management and meaning of heritage
  • understand the consequences of the use of expert values and knowledge in the regulation of cultural values and in the mediation of conflict
  • understand the role of legislation and public policy in cultural heritage management and conservation
  • understand the role of international charters and conventions on the practices of cultural heritage management and conservation
  • understand the inter-relationship of legislation and policy and the conservation and management process
  • understand the role of both public and private lobby/interest groups in the development of conservation and heritage policy

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Coursework - Cultural Heritage Management 1
N/A 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Coursework - Cultural Heritage Management 1
N/A 100

Module feedback

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