Heritage and Society: Perspectives from the current scene in Egypt
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Apr 10, 2017 10:00am–12:30pm
Apr 10, 2017 5:30–8:00pm
Apr 17, 2017 10:00am–12:30pm
Apr 17, 2017 5:30–8:00pm
Apr 24, 2017 10:00am–12:30pm
Apr 24, 2017 5:30–8:00pm
May 1, 2017 10:00am–12:30pm
May 1, 2017 5:30–8:00pm
May 8, 2017 10:00am–12:30pm
May 8, 2017 5:30–8:00pm
May 15, 2017 10:00am–12:30pm
May 15, 2017 5:30–8:00pm
May 22, 2017 10:00am–12:30pm
May 22, 2017 5:30–8:00pm
May 29, 2017 10:00am–12:30pm
May 29, 2017 5:30–8:00pm
Jun 5, 2017 10:00am–12:30pm
Jun 5, 2017 5:30–8:00pm
Jun 12, 2017 10:00am–12:30pm
Jun 12, 2017 5:30–8:00pm
Admission: Course cost: 1500 LE
Website: http://www.ci-las.org/heritage-and-society.html

When it comes to heritage in Egypt, there are lots of issues to be discussed since Egypt possesses the remains of one of the oldest civilizations in history. In governmental Egyptian schools, we used to learn about history and heritage in mainly by memorizing dates, names and events from our long history. History and heritage are much richer than this simple memorizing system. As students we had rarely the chance to think of the value of our history and heritage and how we do or we do not relate to it today. This course aims to highlight the major links between heritage and our everyday life in Egypt through various topics starting from the meaning of the word “heritage” until the living heritage around us in the language and architecture for example, going through the role of heritage in the development and sustainability of local communities. 
It is not about the value of heritage and antiquities only; it is as well about the links between heritage and society and how these extremely unique remnants of the past can actually contribute in shaping our present and future.

​What to Expect from the Course? 
1. Learn what is meant by the word “heritage”; understand the relationships/differences between history, heritage and collective memory. 
2. Understand the history of antiquities’ explorations in Egypt. 
3. Get to know and discuss the links/relationships between heritage and our everyday life. 
4. Discuss and understand the value of heritage knowledge and its role in development and sustainability. 
5. Evaluate the current scene of heritage, archaeology and antiquities in Egypt. 

Why join the course? 
1. This course is one of the rare chances to know more and discuss topics related to heritage and antiquities ‘scene in Egypt from a archaeologist and a heritage expert outside of the formal repeated clichés about history and heritage in Egypt. 
2. Attending this course is an opportunity to learn about the strong relationships between the past and the present in most of their meanings and implications.