Antonio Rojas Rabaneda

Name: Antonio Rojas Rabaneda

Scientific/professional affiliation: Catalan Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (Spain)

Fields of research: culturla heritage, archaeology

Country: Spain

Short presentation

Head of the Studies and Analysis Unit at the Catalan Institute for Cultural Heritage Research. Member of the research group “Heritage and cultural uses.”  His research is focused on  the uses of cultural heritage and Heritagisation. He is a member of the Network of Experts of the Campus of International Excellence in Cultural Heritage. He has published research about the use of cultural and heritage processes at national and international level. Interested in the potential of ICT for research, heritage interpretation and scientific communicationIn the field of archeology specializes in Iberian culture. It is co-director of excavations at the Iberian settlement of San Sebastian de la Guarda (Palafrugell, Baix Empordà) since 1999 and has directed several excavations. He is a member of the group “Archaeology and Prehistory Laboratory” at the UdG. His PhD is based on the Iberian settlement of San Sebastian de la Guarda (Palafrugell, Baix Empordà). Associated professor at the University of Girona giving the subject  “Protohistory of the Iberian Peninsula”.

Selected publications


ROJAS, A. (2012) The Llofriu Cork Harvesting Festival: Territory, Local Identity and Transmission of Cultural Heritage. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science. Vol. 2 No. 15

ROJAS, A. (2012) “Cultural Events and Cultural Heritage in times of crisis: A Case in Catalonia”. Celebrate to prosper. Potentials for tourism, festivals and cultural events in times of crisis. (Lyck, L.,Long, Ph., Grige, A.X. Ed.) CBS Copenhagen Business School Publications, Denmark.

ROJAS, A. (2012) “Cultural events, cultural heritage, tourism and new media”. Cultural Heritage and Tourism: Trends and Innovative Strategies for Learning and ManagementInternational Journal of Web Based Communities, Vol. 8, No. 1,

ROJAS, A. (2011) Herramientas y estrategias de difusión del Patrimonio Histórico: los eventos de recreación histórica en Cataluña. Revista e-rph. Revista electrónica de patrimonio histórico. Núm 9.

ROJAS, A. (2011) Historical recreation as a way to attract tourism to the catalan coast. Researching Coastal and Resort Destination Management: Cultures and Histories of Tourism, Palibrio, Bloomington, United States of America.

ROJAS, A. (2010) The uses of cultural heritage in Catalonia: the history re-enactment as way of preservation, exhibition and local development. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development. 22-26 June 2010. Green Lines Institute for sustainable development. Évora, Portugal.

ROJAS, A. (2010) Cultural Events and Cultural Heritage: The Case of Catalonia. Journeys of Expression VIII Celebrating through times of crisis: Prospects and potentials for tourism, festivals and cultural events. Copenhagen (Denmark). 11-12 setembre. Leeds Metropolitan University, Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change (CTCC) i CBS Copenhagen Business School, Centre for Tourism and Culture Management en associació amb IFEA International Festivals & Events Association / Europe (in press)

ROJAS, A. (2010) Shaping the tourist offer: the role of fairs and street markets in disseminating cultural heritage. Proceedings of the International Conference on Tourism Development and Management. Kos Island, Greece 11-14 September 2009. International Association for Tourism Policy.

ROJAS, A.  (2009). “The Cultural Heritage inside the Coast Tourism: The Fairs and Markets of Historical Reconstruction “, Resorting to the Coast: Tourism, Heritage and Cultures of the Seaside, Leeds, Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change, Leeds Metropolitan University.


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