General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Researching And Presenting Heritage – Practical Class (Funding Schemes, Writing Grant Proposals, Preparing Peer-Reviewed Publications, Public & Academic Presentations)
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-07


Module aim (aims)

The course’s objective is to present different forms of researching and presenting heritage. In particular, its aim is to provide students with the hand-on experience in securing funding for envisioned activities, producing different forms of research outcomes and communicating them with both the academic and lay public. The course will cover major schemes in financing both the culture oriented activities and research projects in domain of heritage and archaeology. It will further discuss the process of gathering voluntary contributions of money by requesting donations from individuals, businesses, charitable foundations, or governmental agencies. It will also discuss major steps in preparing the project applications. A special attention will be drawn to presenting and practicing necessary steps required to write an academic paper for both the academic and general public. The course will also present major strategies in communicating heritage by using social media.

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



Week 1: Introduction

Week 2: European funding schemes, part 1

Week 3: European funding schemes, part 2

Week 4: Fundraising – forms & modes

Week 5: Writing a grant proposal, part 1

Week 6: Writing a grant proposal, part 2

Week 7: Preparation of the grant proposal

Week 8: Designing and producing peer-reviewed publication, part 1

Week 9: Designing and producing peer-reviewed publication, part 2

Week 10: Preparation of the peer-review publication

Week 11: Designing and producing conference papers

Week 12: Designing and producing public talks

Week 13: Presentation of the conference paper

Week 14: Presentation of public talk

Week 15: Discussion

Reading list

Avery, Heather. 1989. Thinking It Through : A Practical Guide to Academic Essay Writing. Peterborough, Ont. : Academic Skills Centre, Trent University.
Cilella Jr., Salvatore G. (2011). Fundraising For Small Museums In Good Times and Bad. Lanham, Maryland: Altamira Press.
Holloway, B. R. 2003. Proposal Writing Across the Disciplines. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
Locke, L. F.; Spirduso, W. W.; and Silverman, S. J. 2014. Proposals that Work. (Sixth Edition) Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.