Archeology and exploitation of cultural assets
Teaching Staff: Vlizos Stavros
Course Code: MUS343
Course Category: Specific Background
Course Type: Compulsory
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Delivery method: Face to face
Total Hours: 3
E Class Page: https://opencourses.ionio.gr/modules/auth/opencourses.php?fc=26
The course studies archeology as a science associated with today's cultural reality and the need to promote and exploit the cultural asset.
The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the main issues of theory, methodology and history of the archeology and archaeological sites and museums and to provide a basic level of knowledge about the essential issues of the management and operation of archaeological sites and assets. The course also aims at the consideration of the ideological guidelines that shaped the nature of archaeological research in Greece.
Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:
- Understand and evaluate the importance and prospects of archeology in the field of cultural heritage management
- Perceive through the interaction of archeology and museology the methods of organizing and implementing archaeological exhibitions
Week #1: The science of archeology (history and fields)
Week #2: Archaeological research
Week #3: Excavation and meta-excavational work
Week #4: Management of archaeological material (monuments, archaeological collections, excavations), rescue, conservation and preservation, promotion and exploitation of the cultural heritage
Week #5: Archeology in Greece
Week #6: Archeology in Greece
Week #7: Institutions and career guidance on archeology and cultural heritage
Week #8: Museology, archeology and the public (museums, communication with the public, archeology in the educational system)
Week #9: A New Museum Concept Linking Archaeological Site and Museum to Modern Life and Encouraging Social Participation
Week #10: Consideration of the ideological directions that shaped the nature of archaeological research in Greece
Week #11: Archeology and politics
Week #12: How the first museum collections were made
Week #13: Possibilities to promote and exploit archaeological material as a cultural object
- Renfrew, Colin – Bahn, Paul, Αρχαιολογία. Θεωρίες, μεθοδολογία και πρακτικές εφαρμογές (Αθήνα 2011) Κεφ. 1, 3, 4, 14.
- Hölscher, Tonio, Κλασική αρχαιολογία. Βασικές γνώσεις (Θεσσαλονίκη 2005) Κεφ. 1-9.
- Hodder, Ian – Hutson, Scott, Διαβάζοντας το παρελθόν. Τρέχουσες ερμηνευτικές προσεγγίσεις στην αρχαιολογία (Αθήνα 2010) Κεφ. 1, 10.
- Βαλαβάνης, Πάνος (επιμ.), Μεγάλες στιγμές της ελληνικής αρχαιολογίας (Αθήνα 2007)
Apart from the thematic areas covered throughout the course, there will be close collaboration with the students in the field of updating new data on archaeological issues in Greece.
Written examination and compulsory homework and presentation.