Episode 6: Heritage

Episode 6: Heritage

In this episode, Dr. Tessa Diphoorn and Dr. Brianne McGonigle Leyh discuss the concept of ‘Heritage’ together with  Dr. Markus Balkenhol and Drs. Theo Pronk. Dr. Markus Balkenhol is an anthropologist at the Meertens Institute in Amsterdam. Drs. Theo Pronk is a historian at the School of History, Culture and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

How has the meaning and usage of the concept of heritage developed over time? How do the hosts and guests use the concept of heritage in their work? Are there differences in their approach or do they concur? How to make sense of the current societal and academic debates concerning heritage? These are just some of the questions asked in this episode.

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Literature list and further reading

Balkenhol, Markus. 2021. ‘Tracing Slavery: The Politics of Atlantic Memory in The Netherlands’, New York: Berghahn Books.

Balkenhol, Makrus, Ernst van den Hemel, and Irene Stengs. 2020. ‘The Secular Sacred: Emotions of Belonging and the Perils of Nation and Religion’, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.

Balkenhol, Markus, Ruy Llera Blanes, and Ramon Sarró. 2019. ‘Atlantic Perspectives: Places, Spirits and Heritage’, New York: Berghahn Books.

Imagine IC. 2021. ‘Erfgoed Up to Date’, retrieved Feb. 18 2021 (https://imagineic.nl/).

Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek. 2013. ‘Heritage Dynamics: Politics of Authentication and Aesthetics of Persuasion in Brazil, Ghana, South Africa and the Netherlands’, Retrieved Feb. 18, 2021 (https://www.nwo.nl/projecten/312-99-104-0).

Stichting Verborgen Stad. 2021. ‘5D projecten, Retrieved Feb. 18, 2021 (https://www.stichtingverborgenstad.nl/projecten/).

Vereniging Oud-Dordrecht. 2018. ‘Oud-Dordrecht’, retrieved Feb. 18, 2021 (https://www.oud-dordrecht.nl/).

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. ‘Mapping Slavery NL’, retrieved Feb. 18, 2021 (https://mappingslavery.nl/en/).