APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for the third annual Leeuwarden Summer School on Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in collaboration with the Heritage Lab, focusing this year on Heritage, Identity and Inclusivity
Cultural heritage – both tangible and intangible – is often used to define who does and who does not belong to certain groups and communities. The mediation of and participation in a culture’s living traditions is often important for constructing personal and collective identities; but by its very nature, it does not facilitate inclusivity. Confronted with this uneasy relation between cultural heritage, identity and inclusivity, we take a step back to reflect. What does a more inclusive mediation of cultural heritage look like? How do minorities use their cultural heritage to stay connected with an identity that does not belong to the majority culture they are surrounded by? How does cultural heritage both divide and connect groups and cultures? How can we research and interact with these dynamics?
In this summer school we will ask these questions while looking at diverse cultural heritage practices. Scholars and professionals from diverse fields, such as critical heritage and tourism studies, cultural studies, sociolinguistics, and media studies will give lectures and workshops during an intense, five day long programme.
For more information and to apply, please visit the Summer School website: