Postgraduate Course: World Heritage (ARCH11198)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course will explore the framework and methodology in World Heritage designation and management; the World Heritage Convention; concepts of authenticity and integrity.
The World Heritage Convention
Statement of Significance
Diversity in World Heritage Sites
Project-specific lectures and seminars
1. To consider the place of the historic built environment within the diversity of cultural heritage around the world
2. To analyse the value-systems that determine the cultural significance of a site
3. To place heritage protection within the wider cultural and political context
Mode of delivery:
This course combines lectures and project seminars with supporting site-visits.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 4,
Fieldwork Hours 20,
External Visit Hours 14,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 8,
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)
||Individual or group project on a specific case-study.
Learning outcomes are equally weighted.
||Formative oral feedback is given throughout the course during project seminars.
After submission of coursework, written feedback and grades are given corresponding to each learning outcome.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand the rationale of the category of WHS and demonstrate detailed knowledge of the literature informing the topic.
- Develop skills for the analysis of a (potential) WHS considering its historical development, current state of conservation, social and management context, and - where relevant - the complex interaction of nature and culture in WHS and its implications for conservation.
- Display appropriate organisational, verbal and presentational skills specific to World Heritage.
|Bell, D. The Historic Scotland Guide to International Conservation Charters. Edinburgh: Historic Scotland, 1997.|
Fielden, B. & J. Jokilehto. Management Guidelines for World Cultural Heritage Sites. Rome: ICCROM, 1998.
Stovel, Herb. Risk Preparedness: A Management Manual for World Cultural Heritage. Rome: ICCROM, 1998.
de la Torre, Marta (ed.). Assessing the Values of Cultural Heritage. The Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, 2002.
UNESCO. World Heritage: Archaeological Sites and Urban Centres. Paris: World Heritage Centre, 2002
UNESCO. Convention concerning the protection of the world cultural and natural heritage. 1972, revised 2001
UNESCO. Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention. Paris: World Heritage Centre, 2005
World Heritage Committee. Budapest Declaration on World Heritage. 2002
World Heritage Series n°7 - Cultural Landscapes: the Challenges of Conservation
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Organisational and presentation skills.
||The course has several site-visits and the project may involve fieldtrips.
|Keywords||World Heritage Architectural Conservation
|Course organiser||Dr Ruxandra-Iulia Stoica
Tel: (0131 6)51 5746
|Course secretary||Mr Aidan Cole
Tel: (0131 6)50 2306