Intangible Cultural Heritage includes the ‘practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills … that communities, groups and, in some cases, individuals recognize as part of their cultural heritage’ (UNESCO 2003:Article 2). UNESCO’s recognition of Intangible Cultural Heritage has led to questions about its identification, protection, and sustainability, the role of the associated community, and the connection of intangible heritage to tangible heritage—place and object.
This online workshop focuses on these questions and issues, combining theoretical discussion with practical examples. Participants will identify issues and critique intangible cultural heritage practices from around the world that may be applicable to other heritage management systems. A core question is how tangible and intangible heritage can be held together given the separation of these aspects of heritage in many jurisdictions.
This online workshop is designed to fill the gap between a typical short webinar and a longer online course. Each workshop is led by an international expert, combines lectures and small group discussion, and meets online for two (2) hours, once a week for three weeks. There is also an online discussion board for sharing information and group discussion during the three weeks. There is no grading.
Note: Case study reading will be international, yet also pertinent to the students' backgrounds.
Instructor: Marilyn Truscott
Standard Fee: $325 CAN
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The format of this workshop is 100% online.