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 website of a multidisciplinary research group Peripheral Heritage , which offers a vision of heritage beyond the immediate field of vision, around corners and over obstacles. It provides reflections and materials on heritage and heritage, that is, on the processes and practices of selecting and valuing the past to calibrate the present and the future. The focus of the observation is heritage creation and the performative power of marginal heritage – in minority, remote, linguistic, migrant, professional and otherwise marginalized environments, where we are interested in the circumstances and conditions that encourage and enable something recognized as heritage. In addition to observing the heritage recognized by authorized heritage institutions, we question the heritage diglossia and the possibilities of undisciplined heritage . In doing so, the view is not focused on the question of what heritage is, but on what heritage does. This kind of unraveling of the processes of heritage creation has no goal, but only a direction – drawing maps and illuminating the gradients of heritage labyrinths.

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