Walking the borders: Between oblivion, memory and history of the Carinthian ravines

Walking seems so natural, commonplace, and such a widespread human activity that it gets little attention.[1] We walk to get…

Heritagization of the Treaty of Trianon

The twentieth century was a blossoming century for heritage organisations, labelling and designating “heritage,” cataloguing and categorising on lists and…

Reflections of language contact in dialectal word formation

It would seem that language contact always induces change. History does not provide instances of speech communities which adjoined one…

Terraced Landscape of the Mediterranean Plateaus

Agricultural terraces are among the most recognisable of man-made landscape elements, which mankind has built-up gradually in adapting to the…

Discussions on statue removal at ACHC 2020 and beyond

At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, another Earth-shattering event took place in 2020 – global unrest against racism under…

Living with Šavrinka

When, one September evening in 1994, we met Mrs. Tonina Vidali in Škofije, a woman who had travelled to central…

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What is Heriscope?

Heriscope is the online bulletin of the Heritage on the Margins multidisciplinary research group, which offers a view of heritage beyond the obvious, around corners and over obstacles. It brings reflections and materials about heritage and heritage-making, that is to say, the processes and practices of selecting and evaluating the past to calibrate the present and future. The focus of observation is on heritage formation and the performative influence of heritage on the margins – in minority, remote, linguistic, migrant, occupational and otherwise marginalized settings, and we are interested in the circumstances and conditions that encourage and enable something to be recognized as heritage. In addition to observing such heritage as is recognised by authorized heritage institutions, we also aim to enquire into heritage diglossia and the possibilities of undisciplined heritage. In doing so, the view is not directed at the question of what heritage is, but rather, at what heritage does. This kind of dissemination of heritage processes has no objective, only direction – the drawing of maps and highlighting the extent of labyrinthine heritage.

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