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27 10 2020
News
Heritage under Threat MOOC among Top 21 best MOOCs according to New York Magazine
Recently New York Magazine announced its top 21 best MOOCs, based on user rating and interviewed students who had taken the MOOCs. The Heritage Under Threat MOOC, co-developed by our Centre  and Sada Mire was among those chosen. 
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Museums and the SDG's: Looking Back at a Successful Summer School
Our summer school of last August was a pleasant succes. The small group size, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, created a highly interactive experience, questioning and taking note of all the different measures and ideas taken by the participating museums in order to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. 
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A Word from our Researchers
Owning Cultural Objects: Researching a Framework. An Interview with Evelien Campfens
Who owns legally bought cultural objects that were looted in the past? What is the jurisprudence and what are the rights of both buyers and claimers? An interview with Evelien Campfens delves into the complicated world of illegally procured, but legally owned cultural objects.
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The Materials that Build our World are also Destroying It. What are the Alternatives? 
Four materials are defining for our time: steel, concrete, plastic, and chemical fertilizer. Without them our world would look very different, but they are incredibly polluting. Maikel Kuijpers, assistant professor at the Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University, explains in his article for The Correspondent (English version of the Dutch investigative magazine De Correspondent) how his field can help us find sustainable solutions.
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Translating Heritage Values: an Interview with Erik de Maaker
How do people see themselves in relation to the world around them, and which role does heritage play in this relationship? Erik de Maaker, Anthropologist at Leiden University describes this process and his research in the Garo Hills
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Learning from the Climate Narratives of Cultural Heritage
Gül Aktürk, PhD candidate at the Technical University Delft and research fellow at the Artic Institute, explains how listening to the narratives of people living climate change can help us fight it and protect our heritage.
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Events, Publications & Vacancies
Call for Abstracts: Heritage Cities in Times of Covid-19
The current COVID-19 crisis has many unforeseen side effects; one of them is a (temporary?) decline in mass tourism in cities famous for their preserved heritage, like Amsterdam, Rome, Venice, and Paris. How will these cities and their inhabitants respond when mass tourism returns? What measures can or should now be taken while mass tourism is on pause. The Centre for Global Heritage and Development is glad to launch a call for abstracts for the book section on ‘Living (World) Heritage cities in times of a global pandemic’
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WINNER Conference: the Week of INdonesia - Netherlands Research
The Centre for Global Heritage and Development will be participating in the first edition of WINNER - the Week of INdonesia – Netherlands Education and Research. WINNER intends to become an annual conference where researchers, policymakers, and social stakeholders from Indonesia and the Netherlands are invited to present research results, and discuss how cooperation between the two countries can be promoted in science and education. 
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Vacancy: Student Assistant to Evelien Campfens
Our Centre is looking for a Student Assistant on short notice to help Evelien Campfens to  finalize her dissertation. Are you an MA law student from one of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Universities and do you have an interest in the intersection of Law & Heritage, then send your cv and short motivation to us!
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Wanted: Student Board Members 
We are looking for three students from each of the Leiden, Delft, and Erasmus Rotterdam (LDE) universities who will make up our Student Council in 2020-2021. Are you interested in the Heritage field and want to become part to a broad three university network? Then get in touch with us!
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