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Archaeology (Research): Archaeological Heritage in a Globalising World

Management of archaeological heritage is increasingly influenced by global trends, such as international politics, cultural tourism, the use of social media in the network society, international collaboration in education and research, and the revitalisation of local traditions and regional identities.
Archaeological Heritage in a Globalising World provides an in-depth introduction to the various aspects of recent developments. In this programme, we aim to provide you with practical tools to translate academic research and social knowledge into strategies for heritage management. The overarching research theme is: ‘Heritage and the Quality of Life’. We pay special attention to topics such as cultural landscape, intercultural dynamics or the heritage and rights of indigenous peoples.

Additionally, you have the opportunity to pursue individual initiatives. In this specialisation, you will particularly benefit from our close association with the Center for Global Heritage and Development (CGHD), an interdisciplinary cooperation between three high-ranking universities: Leiden University, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Delft Technical University. The association with the CGHD allows for a partnership between archaeology, social sciences, humanities and technical and natural sciences.

Track leaders:
Prof. dr. J.C.A. (Jan) Kolen
Prof. dr. M.E.R.G.N. (Maarten) Jansen