ECTS CREDITS: 5
TEACHNG HOURS: 30
COURSE: Specialised General Background
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION AND EXAMINATION: English
The class will first examine the diversity and roles of stakeholders involved in the management of World Heritage Sites and Intangible Cultural Heritage, with a particular focus on tourism related aspects of management, and on the role of indigenous communities in the management. Using the case of the “Tongariro National Park” and of the “Autour du Louvre-Lens” destination, students will be involved in a reflection on the role of tourism in the management of heritage sites. Τhe second part of the course will apprehend what are the particularities of promoting cultural heritage and especially of practices considered as ICH:
- How promotion practices impact cultural heritage and ICH?
- What are the consequences of the commercialization of cultural heritage and of these practices for the practitioners and stakeholders?
- How to guarantee equitable benefits for all in the management of CH and ICH, as well as in its promotion and touristic use?
Upon successful completion of the learning period of the course, students are expected to be able to:
- explain/define key concepts (CH, WH, ICH etc.) and to explain how those notions developed;
- develop a critical approach towards the distinction between tangible and intangible heritage and their interactions;
- explain what are the opportunities and threats of tourism use of CH and ICH practices;
- be able to point out problems that may arise from a commercial use of CH and ICH and make recommendations for a valorization respectful of social and cultural issues;
- be able to make recommendations regarding the improvement of the Management of WH sites.
- Respect for difference and multiculturalism
- Criticism and self-criticism
- Production of free, creative and inductive thinking
MODES OF DELIVERY: Face to face
USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY: Presentations using power point, making use of e-class, short videos to develop dialogue
COURSE DESIGN: Lectures
STUDENT PERFORMANCE EVALUATION/ASSESSMENT METHODS: Written student assignment
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- Drahos Peter et Susie Frankel (dir.). Indigenous peoples’ innovations: intellectual property pathways to development, Canberra: ANU Press, [en ligne], http://press.anu.edu.au/publications/indigenous-peoples-innovation pp.1-28.
- Geismar, H. (2013). Treasured possessions. Indigenous Interventions into Cultural and Intellectual Property. Durham et Londres: Duke University Press.
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- Santagata, W. (ed., 2009). White Paper on Creativity, Milano, Università Bocconi Editore.
- Smith, L. & Akagawa, N. (2009). Intangible heritage, London; New York: Routledge.
- Throsby, D. (2001). Economics and Culture, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
- Van Meijl, Toon (2009). Pacific discourses About Cultural Heritage and Its Protection: An Introduction, International Journal of Cultural Property, 16: 221-232.