LECTURE: Who’s Running UNESCO’s World Heritage Programme in Turkey?

17 April 2019 19:00 to 21:00 | Ankara

The British Institute at Ankara, Wolfson Foundation Conference Room, Atatürk Bulvarı 154, first floor, 06690

A BIAA Ankara Lecture by Julien Boucly (2018-19 ANAMED-BIAA fellow)


Since 2000, a World Heritage management framework has been established in Turkey. Central State institutions, including the Permanent Delegation of Turkey to UNESCO, the Turkish National Commission for UNESCO, as well as the World Heritage unit in the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, supervise this system. Nevertheless, they may not be the key characters in Turkey’s new investment in the UNESCO World Heritage programme.

Julien Boucly’s presentation discusses how and by whose initiative a World Heritage system emerged in Turkey. Regarding the UNESCO World Heritage programme, the central state is not running top-down policies, but rather tries to coordinate and control several stakeholders. 

Julien BOUCLY is a PhD student at the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS, Paris), where he is linked to the Centre for Turkish, Ottoman, Balkan, and Central Asian Studies (CETOBac), under the supervision of Professor Nathalie Clayer. He is an Associate Researcher at the French Institute of Anatolian Studies in Istanbul (IFEA). Julien is the 2018-19 ANAMED-BIAA fellow and is writing a PhD thesis in political sciences, titled "Discovering, Inventing and Making Cultural Heritage – Processes, Projects and Actors of the UNESCO World Heritage Programme in Turkey".

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