Fish as heritage: The case of mullet and farmed sea bass in the northeastern Adriatic

Introduction Fish is not just a fish. It can also be a means of assessing how heritage, as a particular…

Mohant, Trnič and Tolminc Cheese: a heritage of alpine cheese-making?

One wild man got drunk so they could tie him up. He asked them to let him go and to…

Dialect Terminology for Corn and Corn-related Tasks

The arrival of corn to the region Corn is a cereal crop introduced from the Americas to Europe (more specifically…

The Uncharted Territory of Linguistic Heritage

In November 2015, the inscription of the speeches along the Čabranka and Upper Kolpa rivers[1] appeared in the Register of…

Sečovlje salt pans: heritagisation of culture or nature?

Introduction The landscape of the Sečovlje salt pans was studied through literature, films, videos, volunteer work and in-depth visits. This…

To go to Togo

Difficult heritage of Togo in relation to German colonial past.

The Heritagisation of Authorial Graffiti and Street Art 

In this paper[1] I aim to show the circumstances and ways in which authorial graffiti can be, or can be…

The acrobatics of the position of enunciation: interference of the unauthorised in established processes of heritagization

The doctrine of critical heritage studies is based on the idea that cultural heritage does not exist in itself, but…

“When we listen to our young men singing, what do we hear?”

Local and national in the folk/national/folklore songs of the Goriška Brda region When a cultural practice comes to be interpreted…

»Memorial drama« at the Chinese periphery: Difficult heritage as a consequence of entangled mobilities between Japan and China

One of the important contributions of critical heritage studies is the realisation that heritage is always contested – for every…

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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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