Heritage Politics and Identity, 7.5 credits
Academic year 2023/2024
Spring 2024, 50%, Campus
Start date: 25 March 2024
End date: 2 June 2024
Application deadline: 16 October 2023
Application code: UU-01709 Application
Language of instruction: English
Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)
Registration: Please contact the department.
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 12,500
Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,500
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 between cultural heritage and people in a 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, as 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 exploring issues such as tangible and intangible heritage, identity, authenticity, ownership, and cultural and minority as well as human rights.
Department of Art History, Campus Gotland
621 67 VISBY
Carina Dahlström, Study administrator
Telephone: +46 498 10 82 34
Magnus Wessberg, Director of studies
Telephone: +46 498 10 83 34, +46 18 471 83 34