Pablo Alonso González

Pablo Alonso González
PhD candidate, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
PhD, University of León (Spain)
Fields of research:
Social and Political Theory, Cultural Heritage, Archaeology, Anthropology, Visual Anthropology, Material Culture, Spatial Planning
My current research explores the connections between cultural heritage and the processes of nation and socialism building. Especifically, I address the role monuments, museums and restoration processes play in communist ideology in general and in the case of Cuba in particular. Finally, my dissertation analyzes the changes occurred in the Cuban heritage management system after the fall of the Soviet bloc, with a focus in the heritagisation process of Old Havana World Heritage site.


(2013) Cultural Parks and National Heritage Areas. Assembling Cultural Heritage and Spatial Planning. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

(2010). Francis Fukuyama y el fin de la historia : investigación y análisis crítico. Barcelona: Davinci.

(2009). Etnoarqueología y gestión del patrimonio cultural : Maragatería y Val de San Lorenzo León: Universidad de Léon.

(2009). Museología, arqueología y patrimonio : análisis y propuestas de ampliación del museo del Val de San Lorenzo. León: Universidad de León.

(2007). Arqueología industrial en el Val de San Lorenzo. León: Centro de Iniciativas Turísticas de Astorga, Nueva Comunicación.


Alonso González, P. (2010c). Preserving the past, projecting the future, what is a Cultural Park? , MPhil Dissertation, University of Cambridge, Cambridge.

Alonso González, P. (2013). The Heritage Machine: a Heritage Ethnography in Maragatería (Spain). Tesis de doctorado. Universidad de León, España.

Edited books

Alonso González, P., & Martínez Cantón, C. I. (Eds.). (2012). Cine, Educación y Constitucionalismos. León: Universidad de León, Festival de Cine Ciudad de Astorga.

Martínez Cantón, C. I., & Alonso González, P. (Eds.). (2011). Del papel a la imagen. León: Universidad de León, Festival de Cine Ciudad de Astorga.

Selection of articles

Alonso González, P. , Fernández Fernández, J. (2013) Rural Development and Heritage Commons Management in Asturias (Spain): The Ecomuseum of Santo Adriano. Journal of Settlements and Spatial Planning, 2,  245-253.

Alonso González, P. (2013) From a Given to a Construct: Heritage as a commons. Cultural Studies. Published  online:

Marín, C., González Álvarez, D., Alonso González, P.(2013) Building nations in the XXI century. Celtism, Nationalism and Archaeology in northern Spain: the case of Asturias and León, Cambridge Archaeological Review, 27 (2), 11-32.

Alonso González, P. (2012) Flanqueando el procesualismo y el postprocesualismo. Complutum 23 (2), 13-32.



Alonso González, P. & Benito del Pozo, P. (2012) Industrial Heritage and Place Identity in Spain: From Monuments to Landscapes. Geographic Review 102 (4), 446-444.

Alonso González, P. (2008d). Reflexiones en torno a una Arqueología de la Guerra Civil: El caso de Laciana (León, España). Munibe Antropologia-Arkeologia, 59, 291-312.

Alonso González, P. (2007b). La Arqueología Industrial en León. Reflexiones apartir de la investigación en el Val de San Lorenzo. Estudios Humanísticos. Historia, 6, 295-315.

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