Dynamics of heritage and memory
As student of this multidisciplinary programme, you will critically analyse the dynamics of heritage and memory: how what is remembered and narrated about the past changes through time, depending on people’s needs. Conservation of heritage, its management and policies related to this have for a long time been in the hands of experts who decided top-down what needed to be done. Nowadays they are being aided, challenged and even replaced by more and more bottom-up, participatory and inclusive heritage practices. The programme offers multiple specialisations, including a new specialisation: Restitution Studies.
Tailored to your interests
Learning on the ground
Unique combination of heritage and memory
Is Heritage and Memory Studies right for you?
- You have a strong interest in the societal and political issues at play in the uses of the past in the present.
- You look forward to gaining experience in both academic research and heritage practice, and aim to bring the two together.
- You are eager to contribute to and critically rethink the preservation, management or presentation of tangible or intangible heritage, or the performance of memorial practices.
In this video the teacher and student of this Master’s explain in about 5 minutes how this programme is structured and what you will learn.
Heritage and Memory Studies is part of the accredited Master's programme in Heritage Studies. After successful completion of the programme, you will obtain a legally recognised Master’s degree in Heritage Studies and the title Master of Arts (MA).