This volume explores one of the most critical issues of our time: whether heritage can contribute to a more peaceful society and future. It reflects a core belief that heritage can provide solutions to reconciling peoples and demonstrates the amount of significant work being carried out internationally. Based round the core themes of new and emerging ideas around heritage and peace, heritage and peace-building in practice, and heritage, peace-building and sites, the twenty contributions seek to raise perceptions and understanding of heritage-based peace-building practices. Responding to the emphasis placed on conflict, war and memorialization, they reflect exploratory yet significant steps towards reclaiming the history, theory, and practice of peacebuilding as serious issues for heritage in contemporary society. The geographical scope of the book includes contributions from Europe, notably the Balkans and Northern Ireland, the Middle East, and Kenya.
Diana Walters is an International Heritage Consultant and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Exeter; Daniel Laven is Associate Professor of Human Geography, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography/European Tourism Research Institute (ETOUR), Mid Sweden University; Peter Davis is Emeritus Professor of Museology, Newcastle University. Contributors: Tatjana Cvjeticanin, Peter Davis, Jonathan Eaton, David Fleming, Seth Frankel, Timothy Gachanga, Alon Gelbman, Felicity Gibling, Will Glendinning, Elaine Heumann Gurian, Lejla Hadzic, Feras Hammami, Lotte Hughes, Bosse Lagerqvist, Daniel Laven, Bernadette Lynch, Elena Monicelli, Yongtanit Pimonsathean, Saleem H. Ali, Sultan Somjee, Peter Stone, Michele Taylor, Peter van den Dungen, Alda Vezic, Jasper Visser, Diana Walters.
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 784 g
Dimensions: 240 x 170 x 20 mm
The need for all cultural and educational institutions to respond to UNESCO's call for 'moral and intellectual solidarity' in support of peace and reconciliation at every level, from the local to global, becomes more evident by the day. This volume is hopeful, in that it contains inspiring accounts drawn from a vast network of cultural institutions and workers who are indeed doing this every day. Some in the face of almost insuperable odds...Highly readable. MUSEUM MANAGEMENT AND CURATORSHIP
The volume offers a broad spectrum of means engagement of museum and heritage actors with peace-building aims. Its greatest strength is the variety of expertise represented, these include museum curators, academics, and activists but also a business psychologist, an exhibition designer, an architect, an environmental planner and consultants in innovative training, participation design as well as persons leading NGO work. HERITAGE AND SOCIETY
[T]he book is an encouraging collection of ideas and initiatives that explore the constructive role of heritage in making peace in the minds of humankind. ANTIQUITY