Dance, Heritage, and Tourism Online Teacher

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Classes, Lessons, Modules or Workshops Taught Online

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Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage studies

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Tourism Heritage Studies

Cultural heritage has always been connected with tourism. People travel, even long distances, to see wonders such as the pyramids in Egypt or the Coliseum in Rome, for example.

What about intangible cultural heritage though? How can traditions attract tourism and, even more importantly, sustainable tourism?

This course is aimed at helping participants understand the potential of intangible cultural heritage for creative tourism, and implement strategies to create sustainable tourism attractions based on traditions, arts and crafts.

  • Introduction to creative tourism
  • Involving stakeholders
  • Identifying opportunities for creative tourism
  • Engaging the community
  • Case studies
  • The shift from culture to creativity
  • Creative tourism and UNESCO

Heritage Studies

  • Introduction to intangible cultural heritage
  • UNESCO’s framework and other definitions
  • Authenticity in ICH
  • Transmission of intangible cultural heritage
  • The international dimension of ICH
  • Modes of transmission for ICH
  • How the internet has affected the transmission and protection of ICH
  • Benefits of protecting and promoting ICH for local communities

Intangible Cultural Heritage for the Community

Learning will include

  • Community engagement principles
  • Case studies showing how the communities around the world have benefited from intangible heritage
  • Tips and ideas on how to use the Internet and social media as an interactive platform for the conservation of intangible heritage
  • Understanding community -ed research on intangible heritage
  • Considerations and pitfalls to avoid

Documenting Intangible Heritage

Documenting intangible cultural heritage brings its own challenges. This training course will help your students understand what to consider when documenting intangible cultural heritage.

Intangible cultural heritage includes traditions, artifacts, places, people’s experiences, and more.

Neglecting any of these elements might lead to a partial representation or misrepresentation of this type of heritage.

So, how do you make sure to include everything that is needed in your documentation? You will need to adopt a systematic approach, starting with a road map that will guide you through the intricacies of intangible cultural heritage.

For example, you will need a checklist to guide you. You will also (and very importantly) need a good understanding of the traditions you are trying to document.

You might need to interview people and involve communities of heritage holders, do a textual search and analyze artifacts.

In addition, you will need to use technologies such as video making, and use the Internet for your research (both to gather data and to connect with people who are involved in the continuation of a certain heritage).

This training course will guide participants through all these considerations, and more, to provide tips and ideas on what to consider when researching and documenting intangible cultural heritage.

Topics will normally include:

  • Different methods and tools for documenting intangible heritage
  • Identification of elements to document
  • Guidance on drawing up inventories
  • Data collection and documentation techniques
  • Understanding how to research intangible heritage
  • Using online resources for the documentation of heritage
  • Creating a virtual archive guidelines
  • Involvement of the community in the documentation of intangible heritage
  • Considerations and pitfalls to avoid

Level and Type of lessons Taught Online

  • University modules and/or by semester
  • Guest lectures
  • College
  • Workshops for organizations such as for those working for UNESCO.

Previous Universities and Companies I Have Worked with or For Include

  • University of Bath, England
  • Cardiff University, Wales
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Hanguk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, South Korea

Further Information

  • Taught by Dr Valeria Lo Iacono (Symonds)
  • Tutoring available in English or Italian.