- Code ARCH4001
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Archaeology
- Areas of interest Archaeology, Heritage Studies
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Alexandra Dellios
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2019
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This course introduces students to the historical, political, institutional and cultural frameworks for contemporary heritage practice in Australia and internationally. It gives students the opportunity to gain a broad but comprehensive understanding of the essential underpinnings of heritage practice that are required for working in the sectors of natural and cultural heritage, land management and heritage institutions. The course will provide a solid professional basis for any employment where concepts of natural and cultural heritage and environmental management are involved.
The course focuses on theoretical and methodological concepts at the core of natural and cultural heritage practice and also on the application of key concepts in theory, policy and practice, including examining different approaches to heritage practice from local, state and territory, national and international contexts. A key part of the course concentrates on fully exploring and understanding the different dimensions that both link and distinguish processes for natural and cultural heritage identification, conservation and management. In the Australian context, the course examines how Indigenous notions of caring for country have influenced, and continue to influence approaches to natural and cultural heritage. The role of different disciplinary traditions in environmental and cultural heritage practice is also critically examined.
Key topics include:
- The key concepts of natural and cultural heritage practice
- The evolution of heritage methods and practices
- The practices of documenting heritage values in different regional and cultural contexts
- Understanding values-based heritage management in Australia and globally
- Communication and interpretation strategies for heritage
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Use appropriate written and verbal expression for a variety
of relevant professional and academic purposes in cultural and environmental
heritage that include essays, report preparation and analysis, funding applications
and policy preparation and advice;
- Apply interdisciplinary thinking and the ability to apply theoretical ideas to case studies developed from personal observation;
- Participate more effectively in workplaces requiring an
understanding of practices in natural and cultural heritage. This includes
data-collection, analysis, and verbal and written presentation at the standard
of a postgraduate degree; and
- Apply a functioning knowledge of current industry standards and protocols, policy frameworks, and funding regimes to academic and professional practice in natural and cultural heritage.
Two worksheets covering key themes: 20% each for a total of 40% ca. 500 words each for a total of ca. 1,000 words (LO: 2, 3, 4)
Significance assessment: 4000 words 40% (LO: 1, 2, 3, 4)
Presentation of significance assessment: 10% 10 minutes (LO: 1, 2, 3, 4)
Participation 10% (LO: 1, 2, 3, 4).
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of seminars over 12 weeks; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Australian Government Department of Environment Australian Heritage Strategy website at http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/heritage/australian-heritage-strategy/past-consultation/australian-heritage-strategy . Read the most relevant of the ten essays on key issues facing the heritage sector, as they relate to the topics we will be examining each week.
Australia ICOMOS. 2013. The Burra Charter, including new Practice Notes can be downloaded at: http://australia.icomos.org/publications/charters/ ; also available as Australia ICOMOS. 2004. The Illustrated Burra Charter: Good practices for heritage places, Australia ICOMOS, Melbourne.
Fairclough, G., R. Harrison, J.H. Jameson and J. Schofield (eds). 2008. The Heritage Reader. Routledge, London.
Pearson, M. and Sullivan, S. (1995) Looking after Heritage Places. The basics of heritage planning for managers, landowners and administrators, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne. This book is out of print but selected chapters are available on electronic reserve.
Smith, G. S., Messenger, P.M. and Soderland, H.A. (2010). Heritage Values in Contemporary Society, Left Coast Press, California.
Completion of a cognate major
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