Historic Sites, Cultural Landscapes, and the Politics of Preservation

SAME AS DRAP-GA 2223.

Cross-listed under DRAP-GA 2223.001

This course will examine the cultural politics that influence reuse of historic spaces for museums and other public purposes. Through course readings, site visits and individual archival research, students will explore sites ranging from historic houses and period rooms presented as museum installations to restored villages and communities to dramatic reuse of historic space for cultural tourism. Students will pay particular attention to the social and political contexts in which original use and subsequent reuse took place, and analyze primary documents that illustrate both motivations and strategies for interpretation.

Course Information

MSMS-GA2223

Graduate

4 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Spring 2018

1
Marissa Helene Petrou
W: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM 240G 410