Heritage Politics and Identity 2020/2021 (7.5 credits)

Spring 2021, 50 %, Campus

Start date: 29 March 2021

End date: 6 June 2021

Application Deadline: 15 October 2020

Enrolment Code: UU-01709 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Visby

Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

Entry Requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 15000

Tuition fee, total: SEK 15000

About the course:

This course primarily covers aspects of social and cultural sustainability, and focuses on cultural heritage as a political power in relation to identity and belonging. The course provides you with a better understanding of the complex relationships of cultural heritage and people in society, especially those relationships involving authority and power. It will also provide you with tools for unpacking these complexities, through critical approaches to heritage and conservation, expressed in contemporary debates and exemplified by case studies from different parts of the world.

During the course, you will encounter heritage in relation to nationalism, colonialism and postcolonialism. Special emphasis is given to balancing the dominating Eurocentric material-focused heritage discourse, by presenting alternative approaches to and foundations for heritage, and explore issues such as tangible and intangible heritage, identity, authenticity, ownership, and cultural and minority as well as human rights.

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Department of Art History

Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3H 752 38 UPPSALA

Box 630, 751 26 UPPSALA

Telephone: 018-471 2887

Fax: 018-471 2892

E-mail: info@konstvet.uu.se

Anna Karlström

E-mail: anna.karlstrom@konstvet.uu.se

Telephone: +46 498 10 83 29

Carina Dahlström

E-mail: carina.dahlstrom@uadm.uu.se

Telephone: +46 498 10 8234