Heritage and Peacebuilding

Heritage and Peacebuilding

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This volume explores one of the most critical issues of our time: whether heritage can contribute to a more peaceful society and future. It reflects a core belief that heritage can provide solutions to reconciling peoples and demonstrates the amount of significant work being carried out internationally. Based round the core themes of new and emerging ideas around heritage and peace, heritage and peace-building in practice, and heritage, peace-building and sites, the twenty contributions seek to raise perceptions and understanding of heritage-based peace-building practices. Responding to the emphasis placed on conflict, war and memorialization, they reflect exploratory yet significant steps towards reclaiming the history, theory, and practice of peacebuilding as serious issues for heritage in contemporary society. The geographical scope of the book includes contributions from Europe, notably the Balkans and Northern Ireland, the Middle East, and Kenya.

Diana Walters is an International Heritage Consultant and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Exeter; Daniel Laven is Associate Professor of Human Geography, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography/European Tourism Research Institute (ETOUR), Mid Sweden University; Peter Davis is Emeritus Professor of Museology, Newcastle University. Contributors: Tatjana Cvjeticanin, Peter Davis, Jonathan Eaton, David Fleming, Seth Frankel, Timothy Gachanga, Alon Gelbman, Felicity Gibling, Will Glendinning, Elaine Heumann Gurian, Lejla Hadzic, Feras Hammami, Lotte Hughes, Bosse Lagerqvist, Daniel Laven, Bernadette Lynch, Elena Monicelli, Yongtanit Pimonsathean, Saleem H. Ali, Sultan Somjee, Peter Stone, Michele Taylor, Peter van den Dungen, Alda Vezic, Jasper Visser, Diana Walters.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 170 x 240 x 20.32mm | 771.11g
  • The Boydell Press
  • Woodbridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3 Line drawings, black and white; 20 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1783272163
  • 9781783272167

Table of contents

Introduction - Diana Walters and Daniel Laven and Peter Davis
The Heritage of Peace: the Importance of peace museums for the development of a culture of peace - Peter van den Dungen
A conversation with Seth Frankel: designing exhibitions for peace - Seth Frankel
Public spaces for strangers: the foundation for peacebuilding and implications for heritage institutions - Elaine Gurian
Can museums build peace? The role of museums in peacebuilding and internationalism - Diana Walters
Information and Communication Technologies for heritage and peacebuilding - Jasper Visser
A conversation with David Fleming: the role of National Museums Liverpool in social justice and peacebuilding - David Fleming
A conversation with Sultan Somjee: conflict and peacebuilding in Kenya - Sultan Somjee
Museum, peace and reconciliation: the impact of the Balkan Museum Network - Aida Vezic
Diversity, leadership and peacebuilding in museums in the Western Balkans - Felicity Gibling and Michele Taylor
Disturbing the peace: museums, democracy and conflict avoidance - Bernadette Lynch
Transforming conflict through peace cultures - Timothy Ndaruga
Rethinking heritage from peace: reflections from the Palestinian-Israeli context - Feras Hammami and Daniel Laven
A conversation with Will Glendinning: diversity challenges in Northern Ireland - Will Glendinning
A conversation with Yongtanit Pimonsathean: managing conflict in Thailand - Yongtanit Pimonsathean
Challenging the roots of prejudice: the Monte Sole case study - Elena Monicelli
Mau Mau: the divisive heritage of liberation struggle in Kenya - Lotte Hughes
The heritage of geopolitical borders as peace tourism attractions - Alon Gelbman
Rebuilding the broken: regional restoration camps as a meeting platform in the Western Balkans - Lejla Hadzic and Jonathan Eaton
Conservation or reconciliation? Industrial heritage practices at a turning point - Bosse Lagerqvist
A conversation with Saleem Ali: environmental challenges and conflict resolution - Saleem Ali
List of contributors
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The need for all cultural and educational institutions to respond to UNESCO's call for 'moral and intellectual solidarity' in support of peace and reconciliation at every level, from the local to global, becomes more evident by the day. This volume is hopeful, in that it contains inspiring accounts drawn from a vast network of cultural institutions and workers who are indeed doing this every day. Some in the face of almost insuperable odds...Highly readable. MUSEUM MANAGEMENT AND CURATORSHIP

The volume offers a broad spectrum of means engagement of museum and heritage actors with peace-building aims. Its greatest strength is the variety of expertise represented, these include museum curators, academics, and activists but also a business psychologist, an exhibition designer, an architect, an environmental planner and consultants in innovative training, participation design as well as persons leading NGO work. HERITAGE AND SOCIETY

[T]he book is an encouraging collection of ideas and initiatives that explore the constructive role of heritage in making peace in the minds of humankind. ANTIQUITY
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About Diana Walters

Peter Davis was born in August 1921. He joined an infantry unit after school, deferring a scholarship to Cambridge until after the War. In 1942 he joined the SAS. This book tells of his experiences in Sicily and Italy in 1942 and 1943. He went on to be promoted to Captain and following a skirmish in France in 1945, was awarded the Military Cross. After the War, he took up his scholarship and was granted a Master of Arts degree. He married and moved to South Africa. Peter was murdered on 4 March 1994 and this remains an unsolved crime. Editor Details: Paul Davies, the author's son, has resettled in the UK after many years in South Africa.
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