Copenhagen, Denmark

Heritage Protection in Urban Conflicts

when 3 August 2020 - 14 August 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee DKK 1875

This course will focus on the humanitarian issue of ensuring the effective protection of our common cultural heritage during armed conflict, as well as the various actors at play in securing its enforcement. The course will first provide an historical and theoretical overview of the longstanding relationship between culture and conflict and key literature on cultural rights, after which it will delve into the practical application of international law on the protection of cultural heritage, particularly in the context of armed conflict.

Course leader

Joanne Dingwall McCafferty

Target group

Bachelor and Master students

Course aim

Knowledge and understanding of:

- Theoretical and historical discourses on the relationship between culture and conflict and what this relationship looks like in modern

- The 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and its practical application;

- Specific theories and discourses on the role of the military in the protection of CP;

- The role of key international organisations such as UNESCO in the protection of CP;

- The main challenges the heritage community face in ensuring active global implementation of CPP during peacetime and armed

Skills in:

- Researching and discussing the key developments and differences in how culture is utilized across historical and modern conflicts;

- Strategically identify key Articles from the 1954 Hague Convention and developing arguments for and against their effectiveness
when it comes to their practical application during peacetime and armed conflict;

- Identifying and discussing the various roles of key parties involved in the implementation of CPP in the context of armed conflict;

- Disseminating research-based knowledge about theoretical and practical discourse relating to the protection of CP in the context of
armed conflict to a specialist and non-specialist audience, such as the military.

Competences in:

- Generating knowledge on the theoretical, legislative and practical enforcement of CPP during modern armed conflicts;

- Applying document analysis to different forms of texts, such as international legislation, policy, UN Security Council Resolutions and
the surrounding commentary;

- Formulating a research problem, applying relevant theoretical framework and methodology and designing an independent research

- Critical reflection on past and current challenges in the protection of CP in armed conflict and the ability to strategize practical

Fee info

DKK 1875: EU/EEA/Swiss applicants

Non-EU/EEA/Switzerland applicants with a permanent Danish residence permit or with a temporary residence permit with a view to permanent residency in Denmark
DKK 9375: Non-EU/EEA/Swiss applicants