END 417/ ARC 527/ END 527/ URP 527: Global Perspectives in Historic Preservation

Images of Historic buildings around the globe. Google Image.

Whose heritage is it? Who preserves it? This course takes students on a journey through heritage and preservation thought from around the world, and introduces them to globally prevalent theories and perspectives in preserving cultural heritage sites and landscapes, with the overarching theme of attempting to understand how different cultures and contexts deal with rights to cultural heritage. This course also examines various case studies from around the world (via readings, documentaries, and other media) that discuss critical issues in historic preservation today.
This course will engage a wide range of students from a variety of backgrounds.

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