Julia Röttjer M.A.
Affiliated scholar, project "UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage"
Challenging the Concept of UNESCO’s World Heritage? The History of the Former Concentration Camp Auschwitz-Birkenau as World Cultural Heritage
The project »The Former Concentration and Extermination Camp Auschwitz-Birkenau as World Heritage« investigates the integration of the former concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau into the concept of UNESCO World Heritage from the end of the 1970s. It is part of the project »Knowledge of the World - Heritage of Mankind: The History of UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage«.
Knowledge of the World - Heritage of Mankind: The History of UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage
The research project investigated the origins of the UNESCO World Heritage program for the first time on the basis of historical sources. Taking the World Heritage program governance institution as a prism, it investigated the shifting structures, institutions and actors, perceptions and agency. In five subprojects, it provided new insights into "transformations" of statehood, society and politics, culture and nature, time and space, past, present and future since the 1970s.