Cultural Heritage and National Identities
Cultural Heritage and National Identities look upon how our ideas of national identity, group identity and cultural heritage is closely interlinked in a relationship that is constantly reproducing itself.
Start date: 30 September 2019
End date: 20 December 2019
Duration: 12 weeks
Apply before: 1 May 2019
Please note! This module has 3 weeks of embedded practice placement in the course period. As well, it can be taken concurrently with the module Learning through experiences and Sense Perception.
The module is for both university college students in the Faculty of Education (Teacher Education or Social Education), as well as university or university college students (B.A.), especially in fields such as History, Culture Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Ethnography or Cultural Tourism Studies.
Purpose of The Module
Cultural Heritage and National Identities looks upon how our ideas of national identity, group identity and cultural heritage is closely interlinked in a relationship that is constantly reproducing itself through both
- the cultural heritage sector (museums)
- the education system (schools)
- our daily lives (material (e.g. cultural landscapes, urban spaces, artefacts, monuments, buildings)) and
- intangible and immaterial cultural heritage (e.g. traditions, behaviour and interpersonal approaches).
Cultural Heritage and National Identities can also be seen as imagined and constructed phenomena used for maintaining a conception of a community grounded in a common mother tongue, history, culture and sometimes in ideas justified in ethnicity.
Through the module you will study and discuss theories about and get theoretical understanding of the concepts and use of cultural heritage and national identities.
You will work with an ample number of practical examples on their interconnections in both a Danish context in other countries and in the context of international organisations (UNESCO, EU).
Combine 3 Modules for A Full Semester
Combine the following 3 modules and do a full semester in Jelling for 30 ECTS:
- Learning Horizons in Outdoor Learning enviromenet (weeks 34-39)
- Learning through Experience and Sense Perception (weeks 40-51)
- Cultural Heritage and National Identities (weeks 40-51)