Heritage and Peacebuilding

Heritage and Peacebuilding


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This volume explores one of the most critical issues of our time: whether heritage can contribute to a more peaceful society and future. It reflects a core belief that heritage can provide solutions to reconciling peoples and demonstrates the amount of significant work being carried out internationally. Based round the core themes of new and emerging ideas around heritage and peace, heritage and peace-building in practice, and heritage, peace-building and sites, the twenty contributions seek to raise perceptions and understanding of heritage-based peace-building practices. Responding to the emphasis placed on conflict, war and memorialization, they reflect exploratory yet significant steps towards reclaiming the history, theory, and practice of peacebuilding as serious issues for heritage in contemporary society. The geographical scope of the book includes contributions from Europe, notably the Balkans and Northern Ireland, the Middle East, and Kenya. Diana Walters is an International Heritage Consultant and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Exeter; Daniel Laven is Associate Professor of Human Geography, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography/European Tourism Research Institute (ETOUR), Mid Sweden University; Peter Davis is Emeritus Professor of Museology, Newcastle University. Contributors: Tatjana Cvjeticanin, Peter Davis, Jonathan Eaton, David Fleming, Seth Frankel, Timothy Gachanga, Alon Gelbman, Felicity Gibling, Will Glendinning, Elaine Heumann Gurian, Lejla Hadzic, Feras Hammami, Lotte Hughes, Bosse Lagerqvist, Daniel Laven, Bernadette Lynch, Elena Monicelli, Yongtanit Pimonsathean, Saleem H. Ali, Sultan Somjee, Peter Stone, Michèle Taylor, Peter van den Dungen, Alda Vezic, Jasper Visser, Diana Walters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783272167
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date: 04/21/2017
Series: Heritage Matters Series , #21
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Peter Davis was born in August 1921. He joined an infantry unit after school, deferring a scholarship to Cambridge until after the War. In 1942 he joined the SAS. This book tells of his experiences in Sicily and Italy in 1942 and 1943. He went on to be promoted to Captain and following a skirmish in France in 1945, was awarded the Military Cross. After the War, he took up his scholarship and was granted a Master of Arts degree. He married and moved to South Africa. Peter was murdered on 4 March 1994 and this remains an unsolved crime. Editor Details: Paul Davies, the author's son, has resettled in the UK after many years in South Africa.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations vii

Acknowledgements ix

List of abbreviations x

Preface Peter Stone xii

Introduction Diana Walters Daniel Laven Peter Davis 1

New and Emerging Ideas Around Heritage and Peace

1 The Heritage of Peace: the Importance of Peace Museums for the Development of a Culture of Peace Peter van den Dungen 7

2 A Conversation with Seth Frankel: Designing Exhibitions for Peace 17

3 Public Spaces for Strangers: the Foundation for Peacebuilding and Implications for Heritage Institutions Elaine Heumann Gurian 25

4 Can Museums Build Peace? The Role of Museums in Peacebuilding and Internationalism Diana Walters 39

5 Information and Communication Technologies for Heritage and Peacebuilding Jasper Visser 53

6 A Conversation with David Fleming: the Role of National Museums Liverpool in Social Justice and Peacebuilding 65

Heritage and Peacebuilding in Practice

7 A Conversation with Sultan Somjee: Conflict and Peacebuilding in Kenya 71

8 Museum, Peace and Reconciliation: the Impact of the Balkan Museum Network Tatjana Cvjeticanin Aida Vezic 77

9 Diversity, Leadership and Peacebuilding in Museums in the Western Balkans Felicity Gibling Michèle Taylor 93

10 Disturbing the Peace: Museums, Democracy and Conflict Avoidance Bernadette Lynch 109

11 Transforming Conflict Through Peace Cultures Timothy Gachanga 127

12 Rethinking Heritage from Peace: Reflections from the Palestinian-Israeli Context Feras Hammami Daniel Laven 137

13 A Conversation with Will Glendinning: Diversity Challenges in Northern Ireland 149

Heritage, Peacebuilding and Sites

14 A Conversation with Yongtanit Pimonsathean: Managing Conflict in Thailand 161

15 Challenging the Roots of Prejudice: the Monte Sole Case Study Elena Monicelli 165

16 Mau Mau: the Divisive Heritage of Liberation Struggle in Kenya Lotte Hughes 179

17 The Heritage of Geopolitical Borders as Peace Tourism Attractions Alon Gelbman 191

18 Rebuilding the Broken: Regional Restoration Camps as a Meeting Platform in the Western Balkans Lejla Hadzic Jonathan Eaton 205

19 Conflict or Reconciliation? Industrial Heritage Practices at a Turning Point Bosse Lagerqvist 221

20 A Conversation with Saleem Ali: Environmental Challenges and Conflict Resolution 235

List of Contributors 239

Index 245

Previous Titles 256

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