Sp12-IHUM-40B-12 : World Archaeology and Global Heritage. 2012 Spring
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- Stanford (Calif.)
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- born digital
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Second in a two quarter sequence. In a world marked by rapid globalization and forward-looking technology, heritage presents a particular paradox. Increasingly, heritage sites are flashpoints in cultural and religious conflicts around the globe. Simultaneously heritage is viewed as a unifying force in nation-building and in forging international alliances. Clearly, ?history? matters but how do certain histories come to matter in particular ways, and to whom? How is research on the past shaped through present-day concerns about identity, community, nation, alongside transnational flows of people, money, and goods? The main topics of our course are the impact of the past on the present, and the impact of the present on the past. Thus we will be looking both at how the past plays a role in contemporary society, and at contemporary archaeological research, management and conservation. Through close study of important archaeological sites, we will critically analyze landscapes, architecture, and objects as well as related literary works, religious texts, films, political essays, and scientific articles. We will examine topics as diverse as debates about the peopling of the New World to present-day religious conflicts over heritage sites. Far from being a neutral scholarly exercise, archaeology is embedded in the heated debates about heritage and present-day conflicts.
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- Stanford University Syllabi (SC1454)
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- Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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