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Research Thesis Topic

Cultural Heritage Research: Critical Heritage Studies

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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 and museums studies. There are opportunities to engage with significant theoretical issues and contribute to more equitable and representative models of heritage conservation and interpretation. 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); and more inclusive museums. 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, LGBTQI communities. Interdisciplinary approaches including anthropology, history and literary studies create new opportunities.

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

Field of Research
  • Anthropology
  • Curatorial and Related Studies
  • Historical Studies
  • Literary Studies
  • Other History and Archaeology

Available Academic Programs
  • Doctor of Philosophy (DPHD)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (DPHD)

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