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Students Build HRM Presence on Wikipedia

June 04, 2018
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In keeping with the program’s “glocal” (global+local) theme, candidates in our HRM Law and Policy course are asked to compare the rules governing heritage in a place they regularly work with the rules in an unfamiliar jurisdiction where they might like to work one day.

The candidates dig into various government websites to learn how HRM governance varies based on legal traditions, local political trajectories, prevalent types of heritage, and other factors.

Transforming their coursework into practical resources, a few of our students have shared their learnings in new entries on Wikipedia. For example, here are two entries by star MA candidate Whitney Spearing:

Field Archaeology Act (Minnesota)

Private Cemeteries Act (Minnesota)

Wikipedia has become a leading source of well-referenced information on cultural heritage sites and institutions, and we’re excited to see how our MA candidates continue to contribute to HRM knowledge on the site.