5 x 8-hour intensive workshops per semester
1 Admission into GCARCH-Graduate Certificate in Archaeology
1a Admission into MMARCH-Master of Maritime Archaeology
1b Admission into GDPAHM-Graduate Diploma in Archaeology and Heritage Management
1c Admission into MAHM-Master of Archaeology and Heritage Management
1d Admission into MAHMA-Master of Archaeology and Heritage Management [1.5 years]
1e Admission into GDPMA-Graduate Diploma in Maritime Archaeology
2 Admission into BLS-Bachelor of Law and Society
3 72 units of topics
4 Admission into BLAWLPRH-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours)
4a Admission into BLAWSH-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
4b Admission into BLLAW-Bachelor of Laws
4c Admission into BLLAWH-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
4d Admission into BLLAWHFP-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) - City Campus
5 108 units of topics
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e)) or (2 and 3) or ((4 or 4a or 4b or 4c or 4d) and 5))
Topic description

This topic critically examines the changing meaning of cultural heritage within a social, cultural and historical context. The role of law in shaping notions of cultural heritage will be a particular focus of this topic. Case studies of cultural heritage issues will be examined at both a local and international level. Consideration will be given to the politics of cultural heritage and the implications it holds for national identity.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Outline key issues in cultural heritage and the law
  • Identify key points in recent discussions on various aspects of cultural heritage and the law
  • Encourage students to formulate a coherent argument which makes reference to some key literature and legislation on an aspect of cultural heritage
  • Equip students to comprehend significant positions on central issues relating to cultural heritage and the legal protection of that heritage
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Identify and discuss international conventions, legislation and cases on the role of law in regulating cultural heritage
  2. Analyse and discuss key central arguments on important current issues relating to the legal protection of cultural heritage
  3. Formulate clear arguments important aspects of the legal protection of cultural heritage