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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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Following on from the 'An introduction to conflict archaeology and conflict heritage' online course, which explored the legacy of war as explored through heritage and material culture, this online course takes students further into the study of the field. It introduces the concept of 'dark heritage' and other associated terms for dealing with places with troubled pasts, such as dark, difficult, traumatic and taboo heritage. The focus of the course will be to examine the varied heritage responses to such places with the aim of helping students understand not just what heritage responses have taken place where and why, but to consider what alternatives were possible - and perhaps advisable - for the communities concerned. Much heritage in this category aims to educate and to impress audiences with a commitment of 'never again', but does this really work? What solutions are possible now, at a time in world politics when effective heritage responses to past conflicts are needed more than ever?


Course dates

16 Apr 2020 to 31 May 2020

Course duration

7 Weeks. This course is completed entirely online

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16 Apr 2020

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