Scientic Supervisor / Contact Person
Name and Surname
Alicia Castillo Mena
Localization & Research Area
Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Geography and History
Prehistoria, Historia Antigua y Arqueología
Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)
MSCA & ERC experience
Research group / research team hosted any MSCA fellow?
Research group / research team have any ERC beneficiaries?
Research Team & Research Topic
Research Team / Research Group Name (if any)
Gestión del Patrimonio Cultural
Website of the Research team / Research Group / Department
Brief description of the Research Team / Research Group / Department
<br />We are a team of professionals, mainly, but not only, linked to Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). Our team includes specialists from different fields (heritage, archaeology, sociology, architecture, law and economy) and we work together to try bringing up something useful. Our motto is "Innovating in Cultural Heritage Management" and that is the basis of our work. We try to find innovative solutions for the management of cultural heritage, delving into new processes of engagement and participation, risk management, conservation, sustainability, etc. All these lines are tightly linked and our experience in archaeological heritage management has led us to research into conflict, participation, World Heritage, sustainability, economic impact, legislation, tourism and a long etcetera. We have been involved in heritage management since the early 80s with several activities and publications, starting to teach archaeological heritage management in the Prehistory Department at UCM as soon as the course of 1991/1992 and becoming a norm ever since, being now a compulsory subjet in the new Archaeology degree. Museology, Legislation or even Public Archaeology lately, have been other spearheads within our group, that got enriched with the participation of Sociology and Economy professionals once it was formalized. <br /><br />2016 is our latest milestone with the approval of an official Masters Degree in Cultural Heritage Management where 32 Departments of 2 universities are involved
Research lines / projects proposed
All our projects adopt a comprehensive approach combining the following three lines:<br /><br />1. International Dimension<br />- World Heritage and its management through geographical, administrative, law and social perspectives<br />- Cultural Heritage (CH) Management models<br />- Comparative studies on responsible administrations for CH<br />- European and Latin American case studies<br /><br />2. Land approach<br />- Land planning and protection of CH<br />-Environmental assessment, Natural and Cultural Heritage<br />- Preventive Archaeology<br />- Comprehensive approaches to intangible heritage<br />- Urban studies<br /><br />3. Social interaction<br />- Social perception studies<br />- Conflict resolution and analysis<br />-Urban image and identity<br />-Macro- and micro-economics of CH<br />-Studies on social and economic impact on CH<br />-Sustainable development and landscape<br />-Employment and tourism<br />-Law studies: archaeological looting<br />- CH dissemination
Professional Experience & Documents
- Curriculum vitae<br />- Project proposal <br />- Motivation letter
One Page Proposal
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