2023-2024 / ANTH0038-1

Introduction to immaterial inheritance


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in communication (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


Françoise Lempereur

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

*Introduction to the intangible cultural heritage  (ICH): definition, history and presentation of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Heritage and its implementation in Belgium and other countries (in accordance with ERASMUS students' origins)

*PCI contents: languages/ songs/ legends/ music/ dance/ puppets theatre/ festivals/ games/ devoutness/ social practices and traditional knowledges (handycrafts/ alimentation/ healing).

*Reflexion on the values attached to ICH and on the role of institutions, researchers, audio-visual media and museums in raising awareness about ICH for contents transmission and mediation.

*Methodology to conduct field inquiries.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To identify the intangible cultural heritage and understand its importance and social stakes
To know its potential implementations and everyone's role in its transmission and safeguarding

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Knowledge of French (B2-C1)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Students must inquire and build up a file on a specific ICH element, choosen by him or herself, with lecturer's agreement.

This coming year, the file 'ld focus on gender or cultural diversity into one ICH example.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

30 hours

Wednesday, 2 to 4 am, from 20 September to 20 December 2023

Classroom S 50, blg. A 4.

Recommended or required readings

Every week, after the lesson, the student 'll receive the notes on his/her mail address.
This is free of charge but each student must have an individual e-address

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Written work / report

Additional information:

Oral evaluation on lessons contents and assessment on the personal inquiry file.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



see French

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