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Introduction to Archaeological and Cultural heritage (e-learning)


The training Introduction to Archaeological and Cultural Heritage is aimed at learning about and understanding the importance of crossing disciplinary boundaries between green and archaeological heritage in managing and safeguarding cultural landscapes and natural monuments. It reflects upon the various aspects of cultural landscapes, the role of heritage in society, and strategies for sustainable management.

The course is conducted in an assisted distance training mode. It means all training materials are provided online and the training process is supervised by a teacher. The training process is composed of six modules on the Edumatic system. The course is set in English. 

Training timetable
The training is divided into 6 parts that will be consecutively conducted by each trainee:

- Part 1. Introduction to archaeological and cultural heritage
- Part 2. European landscapes
- Part 3. Domains of Expertise
- Part 4. Social values
- Part 5. Common strategies
- Case study. The Ijsselmeerpolders 

Work with module 1 and 2. Introduction on the concept of cultural heritage and heritage management. Plurality of stakeholders and views on heritage and landscape planning.

Work with module 3 and 4. What does it entail to handle the archaeological record? From the integration of non-invasive methods to the maintenance of (listed) monuments. Reflection on the meaning of heritage. 

Work with module 5/case study. Overview of treaties and other instruments that are in use to preserve cultural heritage.

Evaluation of the course.

Practical information

Course data:
There is no course data because it is an individual course that will take a 1-2 hours study per module.

Training materials:
Training materials will be provided as multimedia and interactive e-learning courses available online in the system e-learning platform trainings for each part of the training. Each trainee is obliged to get acquainted with all these materials according to the training timetable as presented in the table above. 

dr. Heleen van Londen (UVA).

Target audience:
The training is directed to professionals working in the natural heritage sector at a practical level and who want to gain an understanding of new cultural heritage management issues at a National and European level. 

Training objective:
The major objective of the training is to show the benefits of crossing the boundaries between the disciplines of ecology and archaeology in sustainable landscape heritage management.

Prior knowledge on the subject is not required.

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