Heritage in War

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Type

Lecture

Institution

The Open University

Platform

OpenLearn

Cost

Free

Available in

English

Description*

This video elaborates on the philosophical questions concerning protection of cultural heritage in war zones. It is offered by the Open University through its online education platform called OpenLearn.

The video discusses military obligations to safeguard cultural heritage during an armed conflict. It illustrates legal protocols guiding the treatment of cultural property in war. In addition to this, the video explores the philosophical questions to be considered while protecting heritage in war such as weighing cultural heritage against risk of life, defining justified 'military necessity,' and reaching a consensus on the treatment of a damaged property.

Some of the topics highlighted in the video are:

  • The Hague Convention for the 'Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict'
  • T.R. Fehrenbach's book 'This Kind of War'
  • Just war theory