Topic ID #37591 - posted 11/3/2016 4:48 PM

Cultural Heritage and the Law Summer School - Adelaide, Australia


Cultural Heritage and the Law

Summer School – Adelaide, Australia

February 6 - 10 2017.  Flinders University


In 2017 the Archaeology Department at Flinders University will be offering the graduate level topic ‘Cultural Heritage and the Law’ (ARCH8017) as an intensive summer school.

Taught by renowned Adelaide Barrister Andrew Collett and Leanne Liddle, Senior Policy Officer for the Northern Land Council, this topic will critically examine the changing meaning of cultural heritage within a social, cultural and historical context.

The role of law in shaping notions of cultural heritage will be a particular focus and case studies of cultural heritage issues will be examined at both a local and international level. Careful consideration will be given to the politics of cultural heritage and the implications it holds for national identity.

Guest speakers will be a key feature, providing numerous perspectives on the intersections between cultural heritage and the law – including lectures by Indigenous peoples, lawyers, cultural heritage practitioners and former Federal Court judges.

Understanding legal issues in relation to Indigenous Australian cultural heritage is becoming increasingly necessary for those working in the Australian heritage sector and for those employed in Indigenous affairs more generally. This topic will provide all participants with the necessary background to contextualise Indigenous Australian heritage issues in a legal framework.


Flinders University, in Adelaide, South Australia.

All lectures will be on campus.



For overseas and interstate students

For further information

Associate Professor Amy Roberts

Or visit the Cultural Heritage and the Law Summer School webpage


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