Archaeological Site Management and Planning I-III – HM805

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2018-19
AUEB, Athens
(version 2)
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7 45 (22.5)


This module is taught at the Athens Centre, and is therefore only available to students studying on the MA in Heritage Management.


This module presents the key elements and issues in heritage management necessary for students to understand the multiple often conflicting views of various stakeholders in any heritage. With an emphasis on heritage values (i.e. the meaning of heritage) and local communities as key stakeholders, students study a series of topics, from stakeholder engagement to risk management and education, have the opportunity to think around the role and the weaknesses of international organizations, develop key communication skills in a workshop style environment.


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Contact hours

Total contact hours: 72


This module is compulsory for students studying on the MA in Heritage Management.

Method of assessment

100% coursework

Indicative reading

Aplin, G. (2002). Heritage: Identification, Conservation, and Management. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press;
Boswell, D. & Evans, J. (eds.) (1999). Representing the Nation: A Reader: Histories, Heritage and Museums. London & New York: Routledge;
Carman, J. (2005). Against Cultural Property: Archaeology, Heritage and Ownership. London: Duckworth;
Cooper, M.A., Firth, A., Carman, J. and Wheatley, D. (eds) (1995). Managing Archaeology. London: Routledge;
Fowler, P.J. (1992). The Past in Contemporary Society: Then, Now. London: Routledge;
Teutonico, J. M. and Palumbo, G. (eds) (2002). Management Planning for Archaeological Sites: An International Workshop Organized by the Getty Conservation. Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

Students will be able to comprehend and dynamically employ the skills necessary for the design of an archaeological site management plan;
Students will have a sufficient theoretical background in heritage management;
Students will be aware of the threats faced by archaeological sites, through neglect or development;
Students will be able to assess efficiently the values associated with an archaeological site;
Students will be aware of models and techniques applied elsewhere in the assessment of a site in the preparation of a management plan;
Students will be able to implement a management plan in an effective way

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