Politics of Cultural Heritage in the Modern Middle East, 1800 to the Present (3 Cr.)

Course Details

Course Level: 
Undergraduate Course
Course Number: 
HART 314
Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Day(s): 
Mon
Instructor: 
Course Description: 

This seminar will examine the history of the concept of "cultural heritage" in the modern Middle East. We will explore the emergence of concerns for archaeological sites and architectural monuments, and the ability of cultural heritage to shore up contested claims of identity, ideology, and political legitimacy.