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 …

“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 …

African Heritage and the Pillars of Sustainability

The Institute for Heritage Studies/ UNESCO Chair in Heritage Studies within the research framework of the “International Graduate School: Heritage Studies (IGS)” at Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg and in cooperation with the “fahari yetu” project under the University of Iringa/ Tanzania is offering a joint Summer School on the topic “African Heritage and the Pillars of Sustainability” in July 2016. more …

World Heritage Education

Research project: “Welt-Erbe-Bildung” [World-Heritage-Education] – Curriculum Development for Secondary Schools Project description: In our contemporary globalised and interconnected world, socio-economic, ecological and cultural developments of societies are taking place on a global scale. This has various consequences for education. The more …

Exploration, Evaluation and Preservation of the Church of Peace in Jawor as a World Heritage Site (2011-2014)

The Chair Intercultural Studies / UNESCO Chair in Heritage Studies and the Chair of Architectural Conservation of the Nicolaus Copernicus University  in Torun (Poland) have conducted the international research project “Exploration, Evaluation and Preservation of the Church of Peace in Jawor as a more …