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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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PLEASE NOTE: The Institute will be closing at 5:00pm on Tuesday 22 December 2020 and re-opening on Monday 4 January 2021. During this time our academic and professional services teams will be unavailable. If you book onto an online course that begins on 4 January 2021 after the 22 December, you will receive your Welcome Email on 4 January, the course start date. This email will include your username, password, and instructions on how to access the Virtual Learning Environment. 

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?

NOTE: Completion of 'An introduction to conflict archaeology and conflict heritage' is NOT required to register for this course. It is open to anyone with an interest in the subject.


Course dates

04 Jan 2021 to 21 Feb 2021

Course duration

7 Weeks. This course is completed entirely online

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04 Jan 2021

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