One thing I know to be true, is that the cultural makeup of a society is more often than not, intricately connected between people, land and heritage.
‘Never forget that this has happened
Remember these words
Engrave them in your hearts’
- Primo Levi.
A few thoughts on some of the big issues we'll have to grapple with over the course of this trip.
I care about making it clear once and for all that the protection of heritage sites is so incredibly important and taking that away is stripping away our connections with the land. It is trying to erase traces of a civilisation and a people by way of erasing their history. There needs to be a bigger movement, a bigger push to educate the world on the importance of protecting heritage.
Preparing for my first big hurrah overseas, battling to comprehend EXACTLY what we're in for and tying up loose ends before we go!
Ever since hearing the brilliant speakers at our training weekend talk about different aspects of the politics of cultural heritage and public history, I’ve been thinking about the questions they raised. And if I’m honest, a lot of that thought has been devoted to puzzling over how to tackle this blog post.