Fall 2017 - Graduate Courses
CULTURAL HERITAGE AND PRESERVATION STUDIES (1:082:430/16:082:530)
(CAC, T, 1:10-4:10, VH001, Section: 01, Rico, Index 04750)
This is a Core Course for the CHAPS MA and Certificate programs. This seminar addresses crucial issues of cultural heritage management and
preservation historically and within the rapidly changing world of the 21st century. It provides an overview of heritage issues and debates in the US
No prerequisites are required to join our course –
undergraduates/graduates from all disciplines are welcome
TOPICS IN CHAPS:CULTURAL HERITAGE, CONFLICT, AND DISASTERS
(CAC, W67, 4:30-7:30, VH001, Section: 01, Woodhouse-Beyer, Index 06127)
In the past, and throughout the contemporary era, natural and cultural disasters of local, national, and international scale have challenged communities and cultural heritage sites around the world.
This seminar course considers a variety of disaster events, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, climate change, pandemics, and human conflict/warfare/terrorism, and their effects on historic properties, archaeological sites, cultural landscapes, museum collections, communities, and cultures.
Our seminar work will use cultural heritage, cultural resource management, and historic preservation approaches in our discussion of global case studies; consider strategies and protocols for disaster preparedness and post-disaster response/survey/preservation; explore how cultural heritage can be used a tool for peace, reconciliation, and rebuilding; learn post-disaster site and district assessment, restoration, and protection approaches and tools; and critically review and assess national and international cultural heritage disaster management plans.
TOPICS IN CHAPS:THE POLITICS OF HERITAGE
(CAC, T67, 4:30-7:30, VH001, Section: 01,Coelho,Index 10877)(01:506:391:04)
Cultural heritage and preservation practices are entangled in discourses and experiences that mediate the past in the present, and give meaning to our
existence as socialized beings. Because of its associations with power, modernity and the West, heritage has been always an arena for social struggles. This course focuses on defining heritage as a contested process, addressing issues of identity, economics, development, sustainability, authenticity, ethics, and the law.
No prerequisites are required to join our course – undergraduates/graduates from all disciplines are welcome!