Conflict archaeology: dark heritage | Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) skip to content

Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

Alert:

The deadline for booking a place on this course has passed. Please use the 'Ask a Question' button to register your interest in future or similar courses.

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?

Container

Course dates

16 Apr 2020 to 31 May 2020

Course duration

7 Weeks. This course is completed entirely online

Apply by

16 Apr 2020

Course fee

£275

Academic director

Venue

Qualifications / Credits

Non-accredited

Course code

1920NOE050