Mostrando entradas de septiembre, 2017

#YOUNGRESEARCHERSWH - Bhadravarna Bongsalip

Hi again bloggers!!

On this occasion, we are pleased to introduce you an extraordinary PhD researcher based in the UK and originally from Thailand, Bhadravarna Bongsalip, who is specialized in archeology and religious heritage of her country. She speaks tree languages, English, Thai and Lao, but please, check her LinkedIn site for a list of her works!

She is interested in collaborating with Unesco World Heritage Centre, ICCROM, ICOMOS, English Heritage, and World Heritage UK, although she is currently working with the following Departments, organizations, and institutes:

Unesco BangkokSEAMEO SPAFAThe Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology CentreInstitute of Thai Studies, Chulalongkorn University Silpakorn University

To know a bit more about Bhadravarna´s work, please, keep reading!

Bhadravarna´s  Projects & Interests
Origin of  motivation
I have worked as an archaeologist for the Office of Archaeology, Ministry of Culture about cultural World Heritage in Thailand. This was my gr…

Iranian Heritage in Danger (V): Soltaniyeh

This post intend to focus on Soltaniyeh . Soltaniyeh is one of the outstanding examples of the achievements of Persian architecture and a key monument in the development of its Islamic architecture. The Soltaniyeh Dome monument is located 40 km. far from Zanjan. This historic building was built during Ilxani Dynasty, which was founded by the Mongols in about 10 years (The mausoleum of Oljaytu was constructed in 1302–12). The plateau in which this structure was laid is about 2000 m above the sea level. The octagonal building is crowned with about 50 m tall dome covered in turquoise-blue faience and surrounded by eight slender minarets. It is the earliest existing example of the double-shelled dome in not only Iran but also in the world. Its interior decoration is also outstanding and scholars.

The historical monument of the Mausoleum of Oljaytu at Soltaniyeh is authentic in terms of its form and design, materials and substance, and location and setting. Although this building had cont…


Hello bloggers!!

This week we have gone to Italy to introduce you an amazing researcher specialized in archaeological heritage and urban centres: Giorgio Faraci.  He can speak Italian, Spanish and English. For a list of his works, please do not miss out his Academia site!

Although he works at the Department of Architecture of the Università degli Studi di Palermo, he also collaborates with the Centro Regionale per la Progettazione e per il Restauro e per le Scienze Naturali ed Applicate ai Beni Culturali, Regione Siciliana; the Fondo Ambiente Italiano (Delegazione Sicilia)and the Club UNESCO di Enna. Considering this extensive experience, maybe further research could involve the University College of London, as he is interested in collaborating with them in the future!

We think that the best way to present Giorgio is through his own nice words:


Hi bloggers!

Our researcher of the week is Richard Bigambo, a young researcher from Tanzania doing his Ph.D. in the United Kingdom. 

Richard´s background is in Archaeology and he speaks Swahili and English. 

Thank you, Richard, for sharing your profile... we keep on looking for new researchers and professionals in World heritage!


Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, University of BirminghamArchaeology and Heritage Department, University of Dar Es Salaam

Online profiles:

LinkedInResearch Gate
Richard´s  Projects & Interests
Intangible Cultural Heritage is currently treated by different challenges including globalization and modernization. This, in turn, has led to the creation of different safeguarding practices by governments and non-governmental organization. However, the proposed safeguarding practices have been contested due to their overall impacts or the ineffectiveness in fulfilling their intended objective. Hence, it thought there is a n…