Onsite Seminars

Cultural Heritage Management Onsite Seminar
Spring and Summer 2019 (465.708)

A two-week intensive period of on-ground heritage management study in a location organized by the MA in Cultural Heritage Management program, is a required component for graduation.

The seminar includes practicum opportunities related to site management, heritage tourism, and conservation, alongside classroom sessions that integrate daily experiences. Using the rich diversity of the designated location, the seminar provides students with the chance to use what they have learned in their prior courses, develop networks with fellow students and heritage experts, and explore the latest in cultural heritage practice. Students work on directed activities during the two-week period, coupled with multiple site visits focused on the academic work being accomplished. In order to register for this course, students must have completed a minimum of two courses in the program, although four or more courses are recommended. Students are strongly encouraged to take 465.702, 465.704 and 465.707. Some seminars may have other specific requirements. Individual course descriptions will be posted for each location.

Spring 2019: Seminar Location and Dates
San Antonio, TX
8 students minimum to run this seminar
· Jan. 7 – Jan. 18, 2019
· Registration runs
Sep. 10 – Oct. 26, 2018
Summer 2019: Seminar Location and Dates
London, UK
14 students minimum to run this seminar
· July 8- July 19, 2019
· Registration runs
Feb. 25 – Mar. 29, 2019

Academic Requirements

Students must have completed a minimum of two courses in the program to register for this class, however, four or more courses are recommended. Requirements may vary for specific seminars, so please read the descriptions carefully.


Most seminars require 14 people to register before they can run. Some seminars may require more than 14 and some less. Please read the specific seminar description carefully. (The maximum number of students for each seminar is 20.) If you need the seminar to graduate in that specific semester, please register early. Do not purchase plane tickets or make other investments in your trip until you hear that there are enough participants enrolled. All students will be notified.

Important Note

Students are responsible for travel to and from the location, accommodations, and meals, as well as any specified field trip fees. The visits during the seminars are very focused on the academic work being accomplished. Please arrange to spend extra time before or after the seminar in the location if you wish to spend additional time exploring the area.

Waiver Option

Students who are unable to travel to a seminar location due to accommodation needs, financial hardship, or family challenges may apply to the program director for an exemption to the two-week seminar. If a waiver is granted, the student must enroll in the internship option (465.780) to fulfill the on-site component of the degree requirement.