This year’s Heritage and Memory Studies excursion abroad took students to Rome, Italy, where they ventured beyond the classical highlights and explored the less apparent sites of heritage dissonance and friction. Students acquired new skills that could help them understand heritage and memory in context and question practices of collecting and display as well as other uses of cultural heritage. They gave on-site presentations about the narratives projected on Rome’s heritage, approaching these from a range of topics: ancient heritage, Islamic heritage, fascist heritage, industrial heritage, food heritage, sustainability, (dark) tourism and digital heritage. The excursion was coordinated by lecturers Dana Dolghin and prof. Ihab Saloul. Click on the link for a video-impression of this trip:

HMS 2022 Excursion to Rome final version.mpg – Google Drive