Returning to places of wounded memory: The role of World Heritage Sites in reconciliation

Ogle, Albert (2008) Returning to places of wounded memory: The role of World Heritage Sites in reconciliation. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

This paper explores the emerging role of cultural heritage in community reconciliation, particularly for identity-based conflicts. I utilize theories on the relationship between place, memory, identity and violence and interdisciplinary research focused on Ohrid, Macedonia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (WHS) and Ireland. In both countries, heritage and religion have unique roles in identity-based conflicts. I conclude with recommendations as to how UNESCO and the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) might encourage the creation of a new growing body of mediation, reconciliation and community transformation specialists who would become partners in the preservation of tangible and intangible heritage.

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Ogle, AlbertUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: reconciliation; conflicts; memory; identity; cultural heritage; World Heritage; intangible heritage
Subjects: M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 01. Generalities
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 02. Interpretation
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 04. Public awareness
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 07. Education
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne, Bru Na Boinne, Ireland ; Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region, Macedonia
UNESCO WHC Number: 659; 99
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2010 10:04
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:12
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