Cultural heritage

Are We Still Illyrians?

(by Valerie Higgins) This paper examines the changing attitudes of young Albanian archaeologists to Albania’s archaeological heritage. Particular issues that are addressed are the perceived role of the Illyrians in national identity and the willingness of young archaeologists to embrace new types of heritage sites, such as industrial and Cold War archaeology. This paper examines
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Exploring The Public Perception Of Communist Heritage In Post Communist Albania

(by Francesco Iacono &  Klejd L. Këlliçi) This paper focuses on a case study from contemporary Albania and represents one of the first attempts at addressing the social significance of the remnants of the recent communist past in this country. Our results suggest that there is a considerable widely shared interest in the material remains
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Heritage For Development, Multiethnic Communities, And The Case Of Butrint National Park On The Albanian-Greek Border

(by Dana Phelps) This paper is an account of ethnographic fieldwork conducted between 2010 and 2013 in the villages within the UNESCO World Heritage site of Butrint National Park (Albania). It reveals the complex tangle that exists between development and heritage projects in transitioning countries such as Albania, which is re-positioning its governance within a
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