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Zona Hildegarde Saniel Amper is a full Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of San Carlos, which was named a Centre of Excellence in Anthropology by the Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines. She earned her Ph.D degree in Anthropology in 2012. Her most recent research is on community practices on water use and conservation, farmers’ perspectives on corn and food security, and the cultural landscapes of upland terrace farming.
Apex Anselm Apeh holds a doctorate in history from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he teaches history to both undergraduate and graduate students. Dr Apeh has published in both local and international academic journals. His research interests are in African history and culture, and servile and gender studies. He is the author of the book: Idoma, Igala, Igbo Relations: Studies in a frontier Igbo Society (2012) adapted from his doctoral thesis.
Eun Sok Bae earned her Ph.D degree in 2012 in Cultural Contents from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea. She has been working in the field of museums since 2001 and as a lecturer at the Department of Global Cultural Contents of Hankuk University since 2009. Her research interests are intangible cultural heritage, collective memories and ecomuseums.
Janet E. Blake is an associate Professor, Faculty of Law, and Academic Member of the Centres of Excellence for Education in Sustainable Development and for Silk Roads Studies at Shahid Beheshti University (Tehran). She is also the Member of the Cultural Heritage Law Committee of the International Law Association and UNESCO Global Facilitator for ICH. Since 1999 until now, she has acted as an Expert Consultant to UNESCO for the development and subsequent implementation of the 2003 Intangible Heritage Convention , and she is also a Global Facilitator for UNESCO's Capacity-building Network for the 2003 Convention.
Vincent Ace Caumeran is a graduate of AB Anthropology (Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Management Track) from the University of San Carlos in the Philippines. He has been involved in a number of research projects including a community baseline study to measure the impact of social enterprises, and a study on the ethno-medical knowledge of local healers.
Ariane Agnes Corradi is a psychologist and researcher in organisational studies. She is currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology of the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil. Her areas of interest are Social Networks, and Entrepreneurship, Learning & Innovation. She holds a Ph.D in Development Studies from the International Institute of Social Studies (Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands) and a Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Brasilia (Brazil).
Joris van Eijnatten is a full professor and cultural historian at Utrecht University, where he works on various interrelated fields, including the history of ideas, religion, media and heritage. His research is based on source material from the early modern period to the present and is now focused on digital humanities in the widest sense of the word. His current project involves digital historical research into popular conceptions in nineteenth and twentieth-century newspapers. Joris van Eijnatten is also an editor of the open-access journal HCM, the International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity.
E-mail : J.vanEijnatten@uu.nl
Steven Engelsman Ph.D is a historian of mathematics who gradually slipped into the world of museums. He was formerly curator and deputy director at the National Museum of the History of Science in Leiden, the Netherlands. In 1992, he was appointed as director general of the National Museum of Ethnology, also in Leiden. Both museums have undergone complete renovation and reinstallation of their galleries under his stewardship. From 2012 through 2017 he was the director of the Museum für Völkerkunde in Vienna. The museum changed its name to Weltmuseum Wien in 2013 and was redesigned and reopened in the fall of 2017. He has recently moved back to Leiden, the Netherlands.
Okonkwo Christopher Eze is a senior lecturer in the Department of History and International Studies, Federal University Ndufualike, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. He trained in two of the most prestigious universities in Nigeria viz the University of Benin, Benin City and the University, Nsukka where he took a B.A. (Hons) History, and MA. and Ph.D in Political History, respectively. His research area is Labour Studies and Government in Nigeria. He has published an array of quality articles both nationally and internationally based on his independent research in the Cultural History of the Igbo People.
David R. Howell lectures with both the University of Gloucestershire and Cardiff University. His research interests are split between identity development through heritage, and the oral histories of urban environments. He holds a Ph.D in heritage studies, having considered the politicised nature of heritage in Wales, Greenland and Iceland, and has previously explored the lack of prominence of intangible heritage in the priorities of Welsh Government policy.
Jo Sook-Jeong Ph.D is a postdoctoral researcher in the Centre for Intangible Culture Studies at Chonbuk National University in Korea. She received her doctorate from the Department of Anthropology at Seoul National University in 2014 where her thesis was adjudged one of the best. She is currently studying Korean traditional knowledge on the classification of marine lifeduring the Joseon Dynasty. Her research interests include Korean language, food and culture, ethno-biology, and the comparative study of traditional knowledge of East Asia as intangible cultural heritage.
Olaia Fontal Merillas is Director of the Spanish Heritage Education Observatory (SHEO), and co-author of Spain’s National Education and Heritage Plan at the IPCE Institute of Cultural Heritage of Spain (ipce. mecd. gob.es/) and currently coordinates the plan’s follow-up committee. She is a graduate in Fine Arts from UPV/EHU, and holds another licenciate degree in Art History and a doctorate in Educational Sciences from the University of Oviedo (Spain), where she was awarded an Extraordinary Doctorate in 2003. She is tenured professor of Visual Arts Education at the University of Valladolid (Spain) where she pursues two main lines of research: heritage education with a focus on the artistic and cultural heritage; and artistic education for social inclusion in museums and heritage spaces.
Alden Naranjo is a Southern Ute tribal elder who has received recognition by state and federal officials. He has worked for 40 years for his tribal government. For most of the past 20 years he has been the Coordinator for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). As coordinator, his official role was to visit museums and other collections that hold Ute artefacts and bodies and oversee the return of these people and heritage to the Ute tribes. He has represented Ute cultural concerns by participating in official state and federal land management studies, which seek to learn of and represent to visitors the cultural meaning of Ute heritage. He lives on the Southern Ute reservation in Ignacio, Colorado.
Marije de Nood studied Art History at Utrecht University and Arts and Culture at the University of Amsterdam. She worked as a project assistant for DEN, the Dutch knowledge centre for digital heritage and culture, and as a junior researcher at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Since 2004 she has been education officer at Museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht. She curated the exhibitions Pilgrims (2011) and I care! Charity down the ages (2014), combining objects of (art) historical value with personal memories and contemporary artefacts. Her interests include research into personal memories related to museum objects and the development of new museum policies. She is currently working on an exhibition on miracles (2020).
Christian Chukwuma Opata is a lecturer in the Department of History and International Studies at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is an economic historian and his interest is international political economy. As a Fulbright Scholar, he was adjudged one of the top three participants in 2009. He is engaged in research relating to agricultural revolutions, food security, African heritage and endangered technologies. Currently, he is the Faculty of Arts Coordinator for the Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB) programme in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Yoon Ok (Rosa) Park has an MA in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester, UK (1995) and a Ph.D from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK (2003). Since coming back to South Korea, she has worked for various organisations and universities, including the ICOM Seoul 2004 General Conference and an exhibition planning company which mainly hosted special touring exhibitions from world-famous museums like the British Museum. She has given lectures on museums and heritage in universities. Currently, she is interested in digital exhibitions using cutting-edge IT technologies.
Ruel Javier Rigor is an advocate for cultural literacy, specifically on heritage education in Cebu. His previous roles include Programme Officer of the Cebu Heritage Caravan Programme of the Provincial Government and of the Cultural Heritage Programme of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc.. He also founded the Argao Youth for Heritage Society in 2008 and is a convener/member of the Arts, Culture and Heritage Council of Argao. He also teaches intermittently at the Cebu Technological University, Argao Campus.
Ian Dale Rios earned his degree in AB Anthropology, majoring in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Management, from the University of San Carlos. He is a Cebu-based freelance researcher in the social sciences, and also a freelance outdoor consultant in Asia Pacific Adventure in Hong Kong. He has engaged in a number of field schools, research and conservation projects in the Philippines. He deliberately planned his career to juxtapose adventure, nature and culture.
Kasper Rodil is Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology at Aalborg University, Denmark. Together with a team of local and international researchers, he has collaborated with indigenous tribes in Namibia on the preservation of cultural knowledge via the design of digital systems. His work is rooted with Participatory Design as a guiding methodology for designing ICT artefacts with indigenous Elders unused to ICT. He is a member of the Programme Committees for the Participatory Design Conference series, Culture and Computing (Kyoto) etc., and has since 2011 published on the tension fields between computers, culture and design for diversity.
Julio Sa Rego is an international development expert with a focus on issues relating to culture and development. A former project officer of the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Section in Paris, Sa Rego has formulated, managed and supported projects and activities relating to the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage, notably in the frame of the global capacity-building programme. Familiar with political and diplomatic environments, he began his career as a political adviser in a French regional parliament. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics (University of Paris, 1 PanthéonSorbonne) and Postgraduate studies in International Relations (Centre d’Etudes Diplomatiques et Stratégiques de Paris).
Marta Martinez Rodriguez holds two degrees in Music and Primary Education from the University of Valladolid, and she has a Master’s degree in research in psychology and education sciences from the University of León. She is currently a Ph.D candidate in Heritage Education in the Department of Didactics of Musical, Plastic and Corporal Expression at the University of Valladolid, Spain. Since 2014, she has been a research member of the Spanish Heritage Education Observatory (SHEO), and has participated in drafting reports for the Institute of Cultural Heritage of Spain (ipce.mecd.gob.es/). Her research is on heritage education, with a special focus on intangible cultural heritage and the analysis of the treatment of heritage in educational legislation —topics which she has developed in several national and international publications.
Teresita Cleopolda Sarile is an Associate Professor of the Cebu Technological University, Argao Campus. She holds a Doctorate in Developmental Education. Before joining the university, she worked as a Community Development Assistant at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for four years. Her research interests include socio-economic and environmental issues as well as community development concerns. She is also actively involved in CTU Argao’s community extension programmes.
Christopher E. Sittler works for the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology (BARA) at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. He holds a BA in Anthropology and is currently working on an MA in Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona. He has worked with the Ute Indian Tribe (Northern Utes), Southern Ute Indian Tribe, and Ute Mountain Ute Tribe at various locations throughout the Four Corners Region, including Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Hovenweep National Monument. His research interests are in Native American oral histories and traditional interactions between humans and natural resources.
Kelly Slivka is a freelance writer and producer with a background in ecology and evolutionary biology. She earned her MA in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting from New York University and her Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing and Environment from Iowa State University. Her journalism, fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry habitually explore the omnipresent dialogue between humans and their environment.
Richard W. Stoffle Ph.D is Professor of Cultural Anthropology in the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology (BARA), School of Anthropology, University of Arizona. BARA was created in the 1950s by the State of Arizona in cooperation with the US Federal Government to strengthen Native American tribes both economically and culturally. Over the past 27 years, he and his research teams have worked in BARA to achieve these goals. More than 100 tribes have been involved in his natural resource and culture heritage preservation projects. All the Ute tribes and more than a dozen Paiute tribes are currently involved in heritage projects, including those occurring on National Park Service lands. Stoffle’s research reports are available in the Richard Stoffle Collection open archive at the University of Arizona; [https://repository.arizona.edu/handle/10150/270115].
Kathleen Van Vlack Ph.D is an applied anthropologist currently working with Living Heritage Anthropology LLC as one of the primary principle investigators. She has participated in a range of ethnographic studies, such as environmental impact assessments and cultural heritage preservation studies. To date, she has worked with 32 tribes in the United States on 30 projects funded by the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, United States Forest Service, Department of Defence, and Department of Energy. Currently, she is serving as the president of the High Plains Society for Applied Anthropology, one of the United States’ largest local practitioner organisations for applied anthropology. Dr Van Vlack has won a number of awards and research grants, including the Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund for Dissertation Research and the Friedl and Martha Lang Student Award from the High Plains Society for Applied Anthropology.
Heike Winschiers-Theophilus is a professor in Computer Science at the Namibia University of Science & Technology and has lived, lectured and researched in Namibia since 1994. Her current research and community development activities centre on co-designing technologies with indigenous and marginalised communities, mostly in Namibia and Malaysia. Her research has been on cultural issues in human-computer-interaction (HCI), cultural appropriation of design and evaluation concepts and methods, and the representation and retrieval of indigenous knowledge. She promotes a dialogical and community-based co-design approach following principles of action research in the development of technologies.