Postgraduate Course: History and Theory of Conservation (ARCH11129)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Indicative course content includes main theorists, historical development, current charters, and contemporary practice.
The aims of the course are, firstly, to understand the ideas and ideologies of Architectural Conservation, and, secondly, to appreciate the historical development of Architectural Conservation. The mode of delivery comprises a lecture/seminar based module supported by illustrative visits, including sites in Central Scotland and Northern England, as well as a continental field study trip focused on issues and practice within 19th and 20th-century conservation.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Pre-requisites
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 15,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
External Visit Hours 15,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 4,
Formative Assessment Hours 3,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Assessment will be by either an individual essay or an individual poster presentation, either of which will enable students to satisfy all three learning outcomes. Course grades will be 100% based on this piece of work. Each learning outcome will be separately graded (and equally weighted).
||Students will be required to produce a draft essay or poster presentation, on which individual feedback will be given.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Display understanding of the historical development and principal theories of architectural conservation.
- Display an ability to apply theory to practice in architectural conservation.
- Display organisational, verbal and presentational skills specific to History and Theory of Conservation.
Miles Glendinning, The Conservation Movement, Routledge, Abingdon, 2013
Dorothy Bell, The Historic Scotland Guide to International Conservation Charters (Edinburgh, 1997)
J. Jokilehto, A History of Architectural Conservation (London, 1999)
Aylin Orbasli, Architectural Conservation: Principles and Practice (Wiley, 2007)
Alois Riegl, Der Moderne Denkmalkultus, Vienna, 1903 (Trans. in Oppositions, Autumn 1982, Rizzoli, New York)
Michael Forsyth (ed), Understanding Historic Building Conservation (Blackwell, 2007)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Expertise in the history of conservation
Expertise in the theory of conservation
Ability to relate theory to practice in conservation
|Course organiser||Dr Miles Glendinning
Tel: (0131 6)51 5789
|Course secretary||Miss Remi Jankeviciute
Tel: (0131 6)51 5773