Cultural Patrimony in Latin America

Chicago Teachers as Scholars
Saturday, March 22, 2014

9 am to 3 pm

Dr. Rosario Granados-Salinas, Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Chicago

This seminar will discuss the social usage of Latin American Cultural Patrimony. The starting point for discussion will be UNESCO’s World Heritage List (created in 1978), where most of Latin American sites date from the colonial period (1521-1810). We will question: what were the criteria employed for the inclusion of these churches and urban historic centers? What is the relevance of those sites to national identity and social memory? What are the guidelines for their conservation? How beneficial is cultural tourism for Latin American countries? Can Cultural Heritage be used for social development? The final goal is to explore the ways past events and artifacts are used and perceived in present life.

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