Heritage and Lived Environment in an Urban Context

5-10 credits
Mon 10-12 and Tue 14-16, Sirkkala lecture hall,
starting on 5 March 2007 (NB. the lecture on 6 March is in History Seminar Room, Sirkkala)

Content: The course analyses relations between cultural heritage and urban environment especially in Turku and the Baltic Sea region. The course concentrates on the presence of the past in an urban space and on its various forms. The themes of the course include the question of cultural heritage and public history, urban way of life as cultural heritage, city as a sensory experience and the connections between urbanity, nationality and consumerism.

Modes of Learning: Lectures (24 hours), case study, teamwork

Assessment: Lecture diary, case study

The course can be taken as a 5-credit or as a 10-credit course and there are different guidelines for the assessment.


5.3. Hannu Salmi: Introduction - Towards the Study of Urban Public Histories

6.3. Tutoring for the teamwork (Hannu Salmi), NB. in the history seminar room, Sirkkala

12.3. & 13.3. Riitta Laitinen: Defining Urbanity - Turku and its People in the Middle Ages and the 17th Century

19.3. & 20.3. Silja Laine: Nation-building and Consumerism in Finland after the Civil War

26.3. & 27.3. Rauno Lahtinen: Building a Sanitary City? Town Planning and Urban Environment in the Early 20th century

2.4. & 3.4.: Tuija Aarnio: "Cityscape Becomes More Beautiful" - Modernization Process in Turku after WW II.

16.4. & 17.4. Taina Syrjämaa: Planning vs. Living. An Historical Approach to the City as a Lived Space"

You can discuss and share your comments on the lectures in the course blog.