A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
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Application Fee: SEK 900
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About the course:
The course provides an introduction to the social implications of cultural heritage in and after conflicts. Conflict is here understood as a strong disagreement between parties in a society, and as struggle originating in incompatible needs.
You will study the meanings and uses of cultural heritage before, during and after violent conflict. In conflicts monuments, museums and other heritage do not just become targets. They have often been used for ideological and state-building purposes long before an intra-state or interstate conflict reaches a violent stage. When international actors intervene in post-conflict development there are often aims of using heritage to facilitate a more tolerant, inclusive and peaceful society, but such instrumental aims may be obstructed by existing group identities, notions of heritage, poorly planned interventions and other factors.
The course deals with the complexity of heritage in conflicts as well as with the possibilities of using it to promote a peaceful and sustainable development. Students will not only be introduced to the problems associated with heritage in conflict areas, but also to practical and technical interventions on sites with the constructive aim of preserving them or giving them new functions.