General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Integrated Protection And Management Of Archaeological And Natural Heritage
Language English
Module lecturer Arkadiusz Marciniak
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position professor
Faculty Faculty of Archeology
Semester 2021/2022 (summer)
Duration 30
USOS code 05-WA-05


Module aim (aims)

As archaeological heritage comprises a distinct part of culture heritage and the nature is an intrinsic element of the past shared culture heritage conforming the local identity, the module intends to focus on different facets of integration of both types of heritage. As these two types of heritage operate in two largely impenetrable organizational frameworks, common concerns of both cultural and natural heritage have hardly been systematically defined. Hence, the course’s objectives involve presentation of different aspects of integration of cultural and natural heritage. It aims at understanding the environmental impact of cultural heritage and significance of natural heritage for regulations and practices in the domain of cultural heritage. It also fosters the assessment of transversal skills and promotes the take-up of practical entrepreneurial experiences in education and training.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)



Week 1: Introduction

Week 2: Crossing disciplinary boundaries to safeguard natural and cultural heritage

Week 3: Europe's cultural landscapes: opportunities and threats

Week 4: Heritage strategies – what, why and where

Week 5: Heritage strategies – by whom and for whom

Week 6: Nature conservation for cultural heritage

Week 7: Cultural heritage management for nature heritage

Week 8: Traverse the disciplines of ecology and archaeology: the new horizon

Week 9: Integrating heritage in land use planning

Week 10: Ownership of integrated natural and cultural heritage – regulations, forms and structures

Week 11: Benefits – new understanding of the role of integrated natural and cultural heritage

Week 12: Participatory practices in natural and cultural heritage: networks and communities of practice (CoP), online and offline communities

Week 13: Participatory practices in natural and cultural heritage - public discourses, finance and participation.

Week 14: Project preparation

Week 15: Project presentation - discussion

Reading list

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Bell, M. 2004, Archaeology and Green Issues, in Bintliff J. (ed.) A Companion to Archaeology, Malden (MA), Oxford (UK), Victoria (AU), Blackwell Publishing, pp. 509-531.
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Chilton, E./ N. Silberman 2010, Heritage in Conflict and Consensus: towards an international agenda for the twenty-first century, in Museum International 62 (1-2), pp. 6-8.
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Skoglund P./ E. Svensson 2010, Discourses of nature conservation and heritage management in the past, present and future: Discussing heritage and sustainable development from Swedish experiences, European Journal of Archaeology (13-3), pp. 368-385.