UniversitÓ degli Studi di Torino                                                                                                                                                                                                  COREP TORINO


The Course is worth a total of 60 credits (CFU - Crediti Formativi Universitari), for a total amount of 1.500 hours, divided as follows:

572 hours of on-campus lectures and distance learning

- 928 hours of Individual Study

All activities will be in English. 

Course topics

The course consists in a mix of lectures, seminars, exercises and visits, and is divided into 6 learning modules:

1. The law of international protection of cultural heritage
    • Introduction to the international rules protecting the cultural heritage
    • International humanitarian law and the protection of cultural heritage
    • The role of international criminal justice
    • The contribution of human rights law (the construction of the protection of cultural heritage as a human right)
    • The role, duties and responsibilities of peace support operations and, more in general, of intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations
    • Law and policies for combatting heritage crimes  and illicit traffic
    • Anti-Money Laundering
2. The economics of cultural heritage
    • Introduction to the economics of culture and cultural heritage
    • Assessing damages and lossess in crisis scenarios
    • Cultural heritage and creativity as engine for recovery and local development
    • Supporting recovery, social safety and economic growth through job creation
    • Place reputation and tourism
    • Building Back Better strategy to enhance physical and social resilience to emergencies
    • Social and economic recovery in post-conflict and post-disaster scenarios
    • Capacity building for post crisis recovery
3. The politics of cultural heritage protection
    • Conflict management, State building and Cultural Property Protection
    • Thinking the “enemy”: a path to the theory of politics
    • Annihilating the enemy: the War of Destruction and the Western Perspective International Operations and Visions of the West: case studies
    •  Politics, heritage and conservation in the Mediterranean and in the Middle-East
    • UE, soft power and protection of cultural property: a political and institutional perspective
4. A sociological approach to the protection of cultural heritage
    • The Sociology of Cultural Heritage: general Theories and Practices
    • Cultural Heritage and Environmental goods (landscape, urban areas, historic environment) in conflict and war contexts: different meanings and uses and socio-cultural diversity in traditional, pre-modern and modern societies
    • Cultural heritage and cultural identity in emergency situations: Property protection in a local and/or global perspective
    • Intercultural Negotiation: language and behavioral patterns in conflict situations
    • Intercultural dialogue and cooperation
5. Information management
    • Tools for mapping and data management
    • Digital Humanities and electronic resources for Cultural Property Protection
    • The role of ICT’ s in prevention, emergency response and recovery process
6. Management of cultural heritage protection
    • Marketing applied to cultural resources
    • Culture related disaster management
    • Insurance management
    • Crisis and Risk Management applied to cultural resources
Seminars and special lectures
  • The Protection of Cultural Property in Armed Conflict, with the participation of Roger Michael O’ Keefe, Bocconi University, Milan
  • The rebirth of heritage after wars and devastations, with the participation of Francesco Bandarin, UNESCO senior advisor
  • International Crimes in the former Yugoslavia, with the partcipation of Fausto Pocar, University of Milan
  • Protecting Cultural Property in Armed Conflict, at International Institute on Humanitarian Law, Sanremo
  • Digital preservation of heritage places: the Open Heritage project, in collaboration with Cyark.org
  • International cooperation to fight illicit traffic, in collaboration with the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe
  • The moving of movable heritage and works of art, in collaboration with Conservation and Restoration Centre “La Venaria Reale”
  • Empowering territorial and communities resilience towards climate change impacts, in collaboration with UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Development and Territorial Management of the University of Turin.

The course includes a special module dedicated to Project Management, aimed at transferring to the participants capacities to draft a project work related to intervening in emergency and post-emergency scenarios, according to the most advanced methodologies from international agencies.

The program of activities might be subject to changes. Other special lectures and seminars might be organized during the course.

Attendance period

The course will be held from November 2018 to September 2019, and is divided in two phases:

  1. Assisted distance learning phase: November 2018 – February 2019

  2. On campus phaseFebruary 2019 – May 2019.  In this period, attendance is mandatory and implies full time engagement from Monday to Thursday (9.00-16.00 CET). On Friday, seminars, practical exercises, and exams are planned

  3. Individual study and project preparation: June 2019-September 2019.

CONTACTS   e-mail: culturalpro@corep.it    tel. +39-011-63.99.313