Universität Wien FIND

030812 KU International Protection of Cultural Heritage (2021S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 58 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 09.03. 12:00 - 13:30 Digital
Tuesday 16.03. 12:00 - 13:30 Digital
Tuesday 23.03. 12:00 - 13:30 Digital
Tuesday 13.04. 12:00 - 13:30 Digital
Tuesday 20.04. 12:00 - 13:30 Digital
Tuesday 27.04. 12:00 - 13:30 Digital
Tuesday 04.05. 12:00 - 13:30 Digital
Tuesday 11.05. 12:00 - 13:30 Digital
Tuesday 18.05. 12:00 - 13:30 Digital
Tuesday 01.06. 12:00 - 13:30 Digital
Tuesday 08.06. 12:00 - 13:30 Digital
Tuesday 15.06. 12:00 - 13:30 Digital
Tuesday 22.06. 12:00 - 13:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course will introduce students to the law and institutional framework of the international protection of cultural heritage. It will familiarize them with the relevant international conventions, the work of international and regional organisations and NGOs, as well as national implementing legislation and policies.
Topics include tangible and intangible world heritage; the protection of world heritage in peacetime and during armed conflict; the world heritage list & its nomination process; UNESCO-ICOM-ICOMOS-Blue Shield; dispute settlement and international criminal law responses to violations of norms on the protection of cultural heritage.
The course will be taught interactively, using a combination of lectures, student presentations and class discussions.

Assessment and permitted materials

Preparation for each session and active participation in class; case studies and positive written exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Preparation and active participation in class (20 per cent); presentation of case study (30 per cent); final written exam (50 per cent).

Examination topics

Topics addressed in class, as reflected in slides and in the required readings.

Reading list

Syllabus and a reader will be available on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: We 15.03.2023 00:13