Bringing together a truly global range of scholars, this volume explores heritage, memory, and identity through a diverse set of subjects, including heritage sites, practices of memorialization, museums, sites of contestation, and human rights.

Sites of Conscience: Heritage of and for Human Rights

Sites of Conscience: Heritage of and for Human Rights

Sites of conscience: Heritage of and for human rights

In 1999, the directors of nine historic sites in different settings came together to explore a shared question: how could heritage sites promote human rights? Together they imagined a new type of space, which they called a ‘Site of Conscience’. These work at the intersection of historic preservation, human rights, citizen engagement, education, and the arts. To achieve their vision, these sites wrestle with a variety of critical issues. What does a heritage practice for human rights look like? What is required to promote a lasting culture of human rights and civic participation in a society? And what role can heritage play in that process? This chapter explores ...

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