Advisory Board

Die Reihe Heritage Studies und ihr Beratungsteam (Advisory Board)

Die wissenschaftliche Qualität der Reihe Heritage Studies ist durch ein wissenschaftlich ausgewiesenes Beratungsteam sichergestellt. Dieses Gremium besteht aus international und interdisziplinär ausgewiesenen Expertinnen zum Thema Erbe und sichert sowohl die paradigmatische Ausrichtung der Reihe als auch ihre inter- und multidisziplinäre Entwicklung. Da die Reihe englischsprachig ist, sind die Informationen zu den Mitgliedern des Board in englischer Sprache.

Ph.D. Verena Aebischer

Ph.D. Verena Aebischer

Aebischer, Ph.D., Verena is an Associate Professor in Social Psychology at the University Paris Ouest Nanterre la Défense and has been a guest lecturer in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, French Guyana, the US and China. Her work focuses on intergroup and intercultural relations and on social representations with a social constructionist backdrop. Her research interests and teaching spans a range of areas related to conflict management and gender equality, and has lately evolved into a particular interest on how and why relationships may encourage toxic behaviour in people such as dishonesty, abuse of power, mobbing, parasitism. Verena Aebischer studied in Basel, London, Geneva, and Paris, where she earned her Ph.D. at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. She has been the beneficiary of grants and awards from the European Union, Swiss National foundation, various French ministries, French-German Youth office and enjoys collaborative ties with national and foreign universities. She has also been a consultant to private and public organisations and ad-hoc reviewer for books and journals.

Key areas: conflict management, gender relations, toxic behaviour

Dr. Christina Cameron

Dr. Christina Cameron

Cameron, Dr., Christina, Professor Emeritus at the School of Architecture of the University of Montreal, held the Canada Research Chair in Built Heritage from 2005 to 2019 where she directed a research program on heritage conservation. She studied literature (B.A. University of Toronto) and museum studies (M.A. Brown University) and history of architecture (Ph.D. Laval University). She previously served as a heritage executive with Parks Canada for more than thirty-five years, as director general of National Historic Sites and secretary to the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. She has worked with the World Heritage Convention since 1987, chairing the Committee in 1990 and 2008, and co-authoring Many Voices, One Vision: The Early Years of the World Heritage Convention (2013), now translated into French, Russian and Chinese. In 2007, she received the Outstanding Achievement Award of the Public Service of Canada, the country’s highest recognition for public service. She was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2014 and received the Prix du Québec Gérard-Morisset in 2018 for her contribution to heritage conservation in Canada and abroad. She is a founding member of OurWorldHeritage.

Key areas: World Heritage /Tangible Heritage/Intangible Heritage/UNESCO Heritage Conventions/Heritage Conservation/Architectural History

PIC: Dr. Claire Cave

Dr. Claire Cave

Cave, Dr., Claire is a lecturer and coordinator of World Heritage Management programme at University College Dublin (UCD). The UCD World Heritage programme includes a PhD in World Heritage Studies, an MSc in World Heritage Management and online postgraduate courses in World Heritage Conservation.

Dr Cave holds a Ph.D. in Zoology from UCD with a focus on conservation biology. Her work centres on protected area management in view of globalization and sustainable development. Her most recent project ‘Building futures: Irish/ Kenyan collaboration’ involves a multidisciplinary team from UCD working with Samburu tribe members from Kenya to respond together on issues of sustainability, especially climate change, environmental degradation and water scarcity. Claire participated in the development of the global training strategy for UNESCO World Heritage and was a member of the expert advisory panel to the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government on developing Ireland’s Tentative World Heritage List. Claire co-authored the book ‘World Heritage Conservation: The World Heritage Convention linking culture and nature for sustainable development’. She is a member of ICOMOS, EUROPARC Federation & Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland.

Key areas: World Heritage/ Natural Heritage/ Cultural Landscapes/ Conservation Biology

PIC: Prof. Dr. Magdalena Droste

Prof. Dr. Magdalena Droste

Droste, Prof. Dr., Magdalena is a professor and former holder of the Chair for Art History at Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus Senftenberg since 1997. She studied art history and German studies at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH Aachen) and the Philipps University of Marburg, completing her Ph.D. there in 1977. From 1980 to 1997 she was an academic assistant at the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin. Droste has authored and edited numerous publications on the subject of Bauhaus and the history of 19th and 20th century design. She is a distinguished expert in the field of the musealization of heritage.

Key areas: Tangible Heritage / Art History / Museology

PIC:Sieglinde Gauer-Lietz

Sieglinde Gauer-Lietz

Gauer-Lietz, Sieglinde graduated in Educational Science at University of Cologne. For many years she worked as a consultant in various development aid projects in Africa and Asia in the field of non-formal education. At the University of Münster she worked at the Institute of Educational Science on concepts in cross-cultural exchange, implementation of ethno-pedagogical learning models and on cross-cultural teaching programs with a special focus on museums in India. These intensive international and intercultural experiences in Africa and Asia she successfully applied at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus at the Chair of Intercultural Studies where she actively contributed to the very successful implementation of the World Heritage Studies program. Besides her intercultural competences, her focus was on the evaluation of specialized texts on Heritage Studies. Since 2007 she is working with Transparency International Germany in the field of Governmental Development Cooperation.

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Dr. Jennifer Harris

Dr. Jennifer Harris

Harris, Dr., Jennifer researched and lectured for many years in Cultural Heritage at Curtin University in Western Australia. She holds degrees in Literature (BA Hons), Film Theory (MA) and Cultural Studies and Heritage Studies (PhD). She has a background in both print and television journalism. She has served on the Australian National Committee for ICOM and the Executive Board of ICOM’s museology committee, ICOFOM. Her research interests include popular culture, intangible heritage, human rights and visitor experiences in museums and heritage sites. In addition to academic work, she draws on theories of Cultural Heritage in writing fiction about place and memory.

Key areas: Popular Culture / Tangible Heritage / Intangible Heritage / Human rights / Museology / Cultural Studies

Dr. Ping Kong - Advisory Board

Dr. Ping Kong

Kong, Dr., Ping is the founder of Heritage & Education gGmbH, devoted to synergetic development of World Heritage and Education for Sustainable Development. She works with pedagogic experts to develop place-based, cross-curricular E-learning programs via interactive EduTech and instructive design. Dr. Kong has an interdisciplinary academic background across urban planning and social studies, and has worked in the field of UNESCO World Heritage since 2005. She received her Ph.D at Delft University of Technology and has worked as deputy director of UNESCO WHITRAP (Shanghai, P.R. China), and as visiting professor at Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU-Cottbus, Germany). Her expertise includes World Heritage Education, World Heritage nomination/management, sustainable tourism and heritage impact assessment.

Key areas: World Heritage, Heritage Impact Assessment, Sustainable Tourism, Heritage Economics, Urban Regeneration

Dr. Ana Pereira Roders,

Dr. Ana Pereira Roders

Pereira Roders, Dr., Ana is a Professor in Heritage and Values at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and previously an Associate Professor in Heritage and Sustainability at Eindhoven University of Technology.

She has a wide range of work experience abroad and in interdisciplinary cooperation. Her research and scholarship addresses historic urban landscapes and their resource efficiency, spanning the fields of architecture, urban planning, law, environmental management and computer sciences. She is particularly interested in urbanization processes to define the use and conservation of urban resources, in relation to heritage-designations. Ana Pereira Roders is the founding co-editor of the Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development (Emerald, UK). She presented in 2015 at TEDxHamburg “How cities become resource efficient”. Dr. Pereira Roders is co-editor and also a member of the editorial advisory board for this publication. Currently she is a governing board member for the International Center on Space Technology for Natural and Cultural Heritage at the Chiese Academy of Sciences.

Key areas: Tangible Heritage / 1972 Convention / Historic Urban Landscape / Heritage Impact Assessments

Ph.D. Anca Claudia Podan

Ph.D. Anca Claudia Podan

Prodan, Ph.D., Anca Claudia is an early career researcher serving as consultant at the Institute Heritage Studies, and at the Latvian Academy of Culture.

She studied in Romania and in Germany and holds degrees in Philosophy-Anthropology (B.A.), World Heritage Studies (M.A.) and Heritage Studies (Ph.D.). She previously served as research associate and lecturer at the Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg, where she carried out activities related to the subject heritage. Anca initiated academic research on the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme (MoW), and she conceptualized and coedited the first-ever academic publication on this subject, The UNESCO Memory of the World Programme: Key Aspects and Recent Developments. She also provided support activities related to the UNESCO Recommendation concerning the preservation of, and access to, documentary heritage including in digital form, and she is a corresponding member of the Sub-Committee on Education and Research of the MoW Programme. Her current research interests include digital heritage, heritage theory, the philosophy of preservation, and the relationship between heritage and human rights.

Key areas: Memory of the World / Digital Heritage / Theories of Culture/ Human Rights

Dr. Birgitta Ringbeck

Dr. Birgitta Ringbeck

Ringbeck, Dr., Birgitta, Ministerialrätin a.D., war von 2002 bis 2022 Beauftragte der Kultusminister der Länder in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland für das Welterbe und von 20012 bis 2022 zudem Leiterin der Koordinierungsstelle Welterbe im Auswärtigen Amt in Berlin. Von 2012 bis 2015 war sie als Angehörige der Deutschen Delegation Mitglied im Welterbekomitee. Sie studierte Kunstgeschichte, Archäologie und Ethnologie in Münster, Bonn und Rom und begann ihre Karriere beim Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe als Referentin in einem Forschungsprojekt zur Geschichte der deutschen Heimatbewegung zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts. Von 1990 bis 1997 arbeitete sie für die NRW-Stiftung Naturschutz, Heimat- und Kulturpflege in Düsseldorf und leitete das Referat Heimat- und Kulturpflege. Zwischen März 1997 und Dezember 2011 war sie Leiterin der Obersten Denkmalbehörde im Ministerium für Bauen und Verkehr des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen. Ringbeck ist Vorsitzende des Kuratoriums der Deutschen Stiftung Welterbe und Mitglied von ICOMOS, ICOM und TICCIH. Hauptgebiete ihres Fachwissens sind Denkmalschutz und Denkmalpflege, Industrielles Erbe, Welterbenominierungen und Welterbemanagement.

Key areas: World Heritage / World Heritage Management / Conservation and Preservation of Tangible Heritage / Cultural Landscapes


PIC: Prof. Dr. Dr. Sabine von Schorlemer

Prof. Dr. Dr. Sabine von Schorlemer

von Schorlemer, Prof. Dr. Dr., Sabine is the holder of the Chair of International Law, EU Law and International Relations at the Technische Universität Dresden (since 2000) and of the UNESCO Chair in International Relations (since 2009). She studied law, politics and history of art with a degree in cultural heritage law (Ph.D.) from the Universität Hamburg and a habilitation from the LMU Munich. For seven years von Schorlemer was a member of the advisory board on UN Politics of the German Federal Foreign Office and the Chair of the Peace and Development Foundation (SEF) from 2006-2011. From September 2009 to November 2014 von Schorlemer served as the Saxon State Minister for Higher Education, Research and the Fine Arts. She is a member of the presidency of the German United Nations Association (DGVN), the council of the German Foundation for Peace Research (DSF), the German Commission for UNESCO (DUK) and the advisory board “Patrimonies” of the Gerda Henkel Foundation. Schorlemer was nominated as an independent expert by the UNESCO Director-General (2003/04) and formed part of the German delegation in the Paris negotiations on the Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2004/05). Among others, she contributed to developing the new strategy of UNESCO on the role of culture in armed conflict (“Responsibility to Protect” as applied to Cultural Heritage). As a member of the Cultural Heritage Law Committee (now Committee on Participation in Global Heritage Governance) of the International Law Association (ILA) since 1992 and of the working group “Archaeological Cultural Heritage” of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Schorlemer’s broad research activities focus on various topics of safeguarding cultural heritage in peace and armed conflict.

Key Areas: World Heritage / Diversity of Cultural Expressions / Nexus to Peace / Armed Conflict and Terrorism / UNESCO Law, Politics and Strategies / Underwater Cultural Heritage / Colonial Heritage/ Digital Heritage / SDGs and Cultural Heritage

Dr. Helaine Silverman

Dr. Helaine Silverman

Silverman, Dr., Helaine is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois and Director of the Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management and Policy (CHAMP). She is a member of Forum-UNESCO and an Expert Member of ICOMOS’ International Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management (ICAHM) and ICOMOS’s International Scientific Committee on Cultural Tourism (ICTC). Her research focuses on cultural politics in terms of the cooperative and conflictual production of archaeological monuments and living historic centers as heritage sites for visual, performative, economic and political consumption as undertaken by national governments, regional authorities, local administrations, community stakeholders, and the global tourism industry. Most of her research around these issues is conducted in Peru.  In addition to her own authored works on cultural heritage, tourism and museums, she is the editor/co-editor of these books: Archaeological Site Museums in Latin America (2006), Cultural Heritage and Human Rights (2007), Intangible Heritage Embodied (2009), Contested Cultural Heritage (2011), Cultural Heritage Politics in China (2013), Encounters with Popular Pasts (2015), Heritage in Action( 2017), and Heritage of Death (2018). She serves on the editorial boards of American Anthropologist, International Journal of Heritage Studies, Heritage & Society, World Art and Thema. She is the editor of two book series: “Heritage, Tourism, and Community”  (Routledge) and  “Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Archaeological Heritage Management”  (Springer).

Key areas: Tangible Heritage / Intangible Heritage / Heritage Values / Human Rights

PIC: Prof. Dr. Jutta Ströter-Bender

Prof. Dr. Jutta Ströter-Bender

Ströter-Bender, Prof. Dr., Jutta is a professor at the Institut für Kunst, Musik und Textil (Institute for Art, Music and Textiles) at the University of Paderborn. She studied art education, history and pedagogy (of the third world) at Goethe University Frankfurt.  Her research interests include mythology and media culture, painting and cultural philosophy, cultural heritage, World Heritage education, art education, intercultural studies, questions of gender and colonial studies.  Ströter-Bender publishes the E-Journal for World Heritage and arts education and is a consultant for educational strategies for World Heritage sites. In 2002 she received a research prize from the University of Paderborn for her work in World Heritage education and in 2007 received another award from the Ministry of Education and Research. In 2017, she helped organize “Childhood in Danger” which highlighted the lack of representation of work created by children and adolescents within the Memory of the World register.

Key areas: Arts / History / Education