The UMass Amherst Center for Heritage and Society is offering an International Heritage Online Studies Program for advanced students and for career development for heritage professionals. They’ve recently announced the online classes they’re offering for the Spring semester, and they look great. I am particularly intrigued by this one:
Safeguarding Intangible Heritage (ANTHRO 597SI)
Instructor: Dr. Sophia Labadi
This course aims to equip participants with an understanding and a working appreciation of both theoretical and operational approaches to the working practices in the field of intangible cultural heritage and to the key issues faced by heritage managers, inter governmental, nongovernmental and community agencies. This course also aims to equip participants with the necessary skills to empower communities and to engage them in the safeguarding of their own heritage. All through this course, the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage will serve as a reference point.
The other offerings include Engaging Communities in Local Heritage Management and World Heritage Processes.
The registration deadline is January 30, 2011. Check out the whole list, here.
To read posts on this blog about intangible cultural property, click here.