The Centre for Global Heritage and Development, with the assistance of ICTO, the platform for innovation and education at Leiden University, has created a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on the topic of threatened heritage. Together with researchers from the Faculty of Archaeology, Law and Social Sciences of Leiden University, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Delft Technical University a program has been set up for an online learning course covering all agents that threaten heritage, ranging from mass-tourism, looting, destruction and disaster. There is special focus on the topic of heritage and indigenous rights.
The MOOC is relevant to (Honours) students of Archaeology, Heritage Studies, Landscape History and (Architectural) History (MA/RMA and PhD level), Anthropology and Law. It is also aimed at specialists as well as the general public on a global level (e.g. indigenous peoples, people who cannot access academic class rooms) with a view to raising awareness on heritage under destruction.
The MOOC has been developed under the coordination of dr. Sada Mire, who is an expert on contested heritage and indigenous rights to cultural heritage.
Note: The MOOC has been accessible through Coursera from December 2016 till December 2019. Video's can still be screened through youtube.
Watch the trailer of the MOOC Heritage under Threat: