Heritage, Decoloniality, Practice: A Global Perspective

 – 2020-04-01


This course offers a concise, interdisciplinary introduction to the uses of decolonial approach in the field of cultural heritage practices. It draws on cutting edge research in that field and introduces a global perspective. In the first part of this course students will familiarize themselves with the meanings and the various uses of terms such as “colonial”, “postcolonial”, “decolonial”, “(post)imperial” in sociology, cultural studies and history. They will also learn about the value of and on the differences between “comparative”, “transnational”, and “entangled” approaches to cultural heritage research. In the second part of the course students will work on the case studies of urban heritage by applying the framework of “removal”, “repression”, “reframing” and “re-emergence” which has been developed by the ECHOES H2020 project.

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