More than a Sensitive Ear: What to Expect of a Professional Expert
2014 (English)In: Who Needs Experts?: Counter-mapping Cultural Heritage / [ed] John Schofield, Farnham: Ashgate, 2014, 101-112 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
The need for dialogue between heritage management and various societal groups is now widely recognized. This is a great improvement which has changed the role of the professional expert. It is no longer sufficient to just have expert knowledge within your scholarly field; you must also be able to conduct a two-way communication with people outside that field who have other interests and priorities. How the heritage management should respond to these different views is however a delicate matter. It is not self-evident that the management best represents the public interest by making the public’s opinion their own. It may, on the contrary, be argued that the professional expert has a particular responsibility to stand up for other values than those that are spontaneously embraced by the public.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Farnham: Ashgate, 2014. 101-112 p.
, Heritage, culture and identity
heritage management, expert, dialogue, public, courage
Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
Research subject Archaeology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-97850ISBN: 978-1-4094-3934-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-97850DiVA: diva2:680717