93180 - World Cultural Heritage: the Role of Humanities

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the seminar (activity strictly related to the objectives of the degree course) the student acquires specific skills and notions to deal with linguistic and / or philological and / or literary and / or historical and / or artistic issues and problems. The seminar aims to let students reflect critically on the concept of World Cultural Heritage. Through a multidisciplinary didactic approach, at the end of the seminar the student will learn to deal with issues related to the understanding of complexity by having refined methodological and transversal investigation tools particularly useful in a professionalizing perspective.

Course contents

Seminar: World Cultural Heritage: the Role of Humanities.

The seminar aims to focus on the UNESCO concept of world cultural heritage, in which both the tangible cultural heritage and the intangible cultural heritage are collected. The Cultural Heritage covers a broader spectrum involving aspects related to the themes of tradition, identity, cultural relations, but also the enhancement and transmission of heritage in a broad sense and cultural memory. A transversal path will be proposed, which will touch on keywords such as 'archive', 'memory', 'ethics', 'identity', 'inheritance', 'belonging', 'sustainability', putting them in contact with case studies and national and international experiences, in order to focus central themes and issues in the humanities world, offering useful perspectives also in a professionalizing perspective.


UNESCO, Convention concerning the protection of the world cultural and natural heritage,Adopted by the General Conference at its seventeenth session, Paris, 16 november 1972 : https://whc.unesco.org/archive/convention-en.pdf

Further bibliography will be added during the seminar

Teaching methods

In a coordinated context, the seminar will be offered through lessons and lectures given by different teachers

Teachers of the seminar:

Saranno docenti del corso:

Franco de Vivo (Università di Roma 2 - Tor Vergata)

Luigi Malnati (Già Sovrintendente Archeologia)

Marco Savoia (UNIBO)

Gino Scatasta (UNIBO)

Paola Scrolavezza (UNIBO)

Roberto Vecchi (UNIBO)

Alessandro Zironi (UNIBO)

Assessment methods

Production of a written paper in agreement with one of the course teachers.

Teaching tools

Multimedia devices

Office hours

See the website of Alessandro Zironi


Quality education Sustainable cities Partnerships for the goals

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.