At the University of Kent, I teach a course on Archaeological Theory, as part of the MA in Archaeology, the MA in Ancient History, and the MA in Roman History and Archaeology. I have also developed a Master’s programme in ‘International Heritage and Law’. I created this programme to fill a gap in the training of heritage specialists and legal experts. Students can take a core module on ‘Heritage and Development’ and choose optional modules that cover ‘Heritage and Human Rights’, ‘Archaeological Theory’, ‘Cultural Heritage Law’, ‘Intellectual Property Rights’, or ‘Law and Development’, before undertaking an extended dissertation over the summer. I have also developed and taught two undergraduate modules in heritage studies and museum studies, with compulsory internships for students.
Marija Kamber – Understanding the notion of cultural heritage in Europe through the activities of the Council of Europe: A look from beyond the official policies
Ayda Majd Ardekani – Evaluation of visitors’ experiences at the St Augustine’s Abbey before and after projecting reconstructed imageries of non-existent artefacts of the abbey on site
Michelle Webb – Can intergenerational perspectives of local heritage aid community engagement and inclusion by providing more holistic understandings of community values for regeneration?