Cultural Heritage

Roofs in the town of Lijiang, Yunnan, China. The ensemble of buildings is listed as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Photo courtesy Uwe Aranas

What is Cultural Heritage?

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Kathryn Lafrenz Samuels


Mapping a Concept, Integrating Fields The study of cultural heritage has expanded by leaps and bounds in the past five…More

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Tomato sellers at Techiman’s market who are being asked to participate in one of the focus groups. Photo courtesy Henrike Florusbosch

Chiefs and Griots Making Culture

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Henrike Florusbosch


The Politics and Economics of Local Heritage Initiatives in Mali and Ghana This contribution outlines two community-based heritage initiatives in…More

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Byzantine Kykkos Monastery in the Troodos Mountains, (World Heritage Site) Cyprus. Photo courtesy Olavfin and wikicommons

Whose Heritage Is It?

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Rabia Harmanşah


Fieldwork in Contested Places Arriving in Cyprus in 2010, I was already perplexed by the idea of doing research on…More

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Ripple Effect on Water Image courtesy Sergiu Bacioiu, Romania

“Heritage can mean whatever you want.” Thus spoke the late Lord Martin Charteris, then-chairman of the British National Heritage Memorial…More

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Situated on a hillside overlooking the outskirts of the capital city of Tbilisi is the Open Air Museum of Ethnography.…More

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To sustain a legacy of stones, those who dwell among them also need stewardship. —David Lowenthal, Possessed by the Past…More

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Persian New Year (Nowruz) Table.Photo courtesy Pejman Akbarzadeh and wikicommons

Public Culture on Display

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Maria F Curtis


Nowruz Houston The Houston Museum District boasts 19 major art collections and museums within a 1.5-mile radius, while the city…More

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The Coughlin Campanile on the SDSU campus in Brookings, South Dakota. Photo courtesy Jake DeGroot

Embracing Cultural Heritage in Higher Education Institutions

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Richard Meyers
Charlotte E Davidson
April Eastman


Nake Nula Waun—I am ready for whatever comes…(Lakota Idiom) Cultural heritage in Middle America can take on a variety of…More

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Weaving in progress on a backstrap loom. Zaachila, Oaxaca. Photo courtesy Alejandro Linares Garcia and wikicommons

Lean In or Lean Back

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Blaire O Gagnon


Reproducing Sustainable Livelihoods in the Transnational Indigenous Art Market Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to…More

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Santa Elena’s Casa de la Cultura. Photo courtesy Alejandro Figueroa

A Lesson from Honduras A new government is in place in Honduras, yet its society is still recovering from the…More

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