This seminar deals with the anthropological analysis of heritage and introduces students to important concepts and various approaches of studying heritage in and of the city. This includes close reading of key texts in heritage studies and urban anthropology. The seminar examines some central debates in the subject and assesses their implications for anthropological theory and practice. How heritage manifests itself and is mobilised in the urban context? How is diverse heritage 'gathered' and 'displayed' in the city? We will discuss infuential theories and contested visions of heritage and address emergent heritage issues by looking at a series of case studies, including ongoing transformations in Berlin and other cities in different parts of the world. The seminar will run on a weekly basis of a 1.5 hour session and a maximum of 20 students is permitted to register. No prior knowledge of the subject is required and the seminar language will be primarily English.
Binder, B. (2009) Streitfall Stadtmitte: Der Berliner Schlossplatz. Köln: Böhlau.
Harrison, R. (2012) Critical Approaches to Heritage. London: Routledge.
Jaffe, R. and A. de Koning (2016) Introducing Urban Anthropology. London: Routledge.
Die Lehrveranstaltung findet im Raum 408 (Carmah), Mohrenstraße 41 statt.
Die Veranstaltung wurde 3 mal im Vorlesungsverzeichnis WiSe 2017/18 gefunden: