Our World Heritage – Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohori

In order to sustainably preserve the Ore Mountains / Krušnohoří mining region as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for all of humanity and future generations, its importance must be conveyed to young people in particular. Together with the traditional associations and teachers from the mining region, the IHS has developed formats and methods with which young people are taught the international significance of their heritage and they are motivated and qualified to take responsibility for it. more …

The UNESCO Memory of the World Programme:
Key Aspects and Recent Developments

The volume “The UNESCO Memory of the World Programme: Key Aspects and Recent Developments” responds to the growing interest in the scientific study of the Memory of the World Programme (MoW) and its core concept of documentary heritage, which have received little attention from scholarship so far. The volume, which is the sixth publication in the Heritage Studies Series, provides a first collection of relevant ideas, reflections, theoretical and methodological considerations for the study of the MoW Programme, offering a basis for follow-up activities.
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“Transboundary European World Heritage – a Topic for UNESCO Project Schools”

European transboundary UNESCO World Heritage sites uniquely portray how the peoples of Europe have shaped their cultures and societies together. This project aims to familiarise students and teachers with the topic of the Transboundary World Heritage sites: the Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge / Krušnohoří, the German-Polish Muskauer Park / Park Mużakowski and the German Hedeby and the Danevirke. Using these three heritage sites as examples, the students and teachers explore their joint European history, discover what themes link them together, and those which set them apart. In binational workshops they produced videos of the site that are published on the digital learning platform: https://worldheritage-education.eu/en more …