Critical and Contested Issues in Cultural Heritage
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- 21 Feb 2022
Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Identify and explain the protocols, conventions and Acts of Parliament that underpin the development of cultural heritage tourism products
- Synthesise the current and future challenges for cultural heritage managers in a tourism context
- Critically evaluate options for managing cultural heritage experiences in a sensitive and ethical manner
- Effectively communicate the challenges of tourism growth in a chosen heritage site
- What does it mean to be a heritage site?
- Critical issues in research and education at Port Arthur
- Resilience, visitation and experiences of Port Arthur
- Lessons learned
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Tasmania and Australia are rich in history and heritage. What gets presented and celebrated however is contested and challenged. This subject does not only introduce a critical reading of heritage, it offers tools and frameworks for participants to reflect and be cognizant of the challenges of presenting the past, and address difficult challenges in offering heritage to the community and to tourists. Being sensitive and balanced is necessary but what that means is contested. By addressing difficult issues, this subject provides guidance on how to create, formulate and mediate exciting and meaningful heritage experiences. The subject is taught face to face from Port Arthur in week 4 (15-18 March 2021) of semester one, in an intensive block mode, over 4 days. Attendance is compulsory. Following the intensive block teaching, you will complete your assignments online.
- Executive summary of the protocols, conventions and acts that guide a cultural heritage site (30%)
- Oral presentation of the challenges of tourism growth in a chosen heritage site (15%)
- Detailed Tourism Site Plan of a current contested location (55%)
Current study term: 20 Feb 22 to 29 May 22
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