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Research Thesis Topic

Cultural Heritage Research: Critical Heritage Studies

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Thesis Topic/Title
Cultural Heritage Research: Critical Heritage Studies


Critical heritage studies has emerged as a research area that offers many opportunities to explore and challenge conventional heritage management. There are opportunities to engage with significant theoretical issues and contribute to more equitable and representative models of heritage conservation. This requires the development and application of new approaches and methods in heritage assessment, including ethnography and storytelling (e.g. Pocock et al 2014 and Pocock 2002). A number of projects might be explored through considerations of social significance, intangible heritage, the interconnection of natural and cultural heritage, and the heritage values of the marginalized and underrepresented, including Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders, the elderly, the homeless, the poor, women, migrants, gay and lesbians.

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Research Affiliations
  • Institute for Resilient Regions
  • School of Arts & Communication

Field of Research
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Curatorial and Related Studies
  • Historical Studies
  • Other History and Archaeology
  • Other Studies in Human Society
  • Sociology

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