Aurélie Elisa Gfeller


Aurélie Elisa Gfeller received her PhD in history from Princeton University. She is currently a visiting research fellow in the Department of International History at the Graduate Institute in Geneva. She has published in such journals as Cold War History, Journal of Contemporary History, Journal of Global History, and Journal of Social Archaeology. Her first monograph (Building a European Identity: France, the United States, and the Oil Shock) was published by Berghahn Books in 2012. Her research interests include transatlantic relations, European integration, World Heritage, transnational expert networks, and the making of international heritage norms.

Selected heritage-related publications (last updated November 2015)

“Anthropologizing and Indigenizing Heritage: The Origins of the UNESCO Global Strategy for a Representative, Balanced and Credible World Heritage List,” Journal of Social Archaeology 15, no. 3 (2015), 366-386.

“Preserving Cultural Heritage across the Iron Curtain: The International Council on Monuments and Sites from Venice to Warsaw, 1964–1978.” In Geteilt – Vereint! Denkmalpflege in Mitteleuropa Zur Zeit Des Eisernen Vorhangs Und Heute, edited by Ursula Schädler-Saub and Angela Weyer. Schriften des Hornemann Instituts / ICOMOS – Hefte des Deutschen Nationalkommitees, 115-21. Petersberg: Michael Imhof Verlag, 2015.

“Negotiating the Meaning of Global Heritage: ‘Cultural Landscapes’ in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, 1972–1992,” Journal of Global History 8, no. 3 (2013): 483-503.


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