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Cosmopolitanization of Collective Memory: Working Lunch with Andrea Rehling

In the context of a Working Lunch, Dr. Andrea Rehling (Leibniz Institute of European History, Mainz) talked about her research on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage. The event took place on May 3, 2017, at the Institute for European Global Studies.

In her work on the book project “UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage: Cosmopolitanization of Collective Memory”, Andrea Rehling takes the World Heritage Program governance institution as a prism to investigate the shifting of structures, institutions and actors, and perceptions and agency. Through multidisciplinary approaches, a focus on governance, as well as the analysis of actors and agencies in global contexts, her research works towards a critical analysis of the cosmopolitanization of collective memory and the ‘postnational culture of remembrance’, and thus contributes to International and Global History.

Andrea Rehling is a researcher at the Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz (Germany) and has been principal investigator for the research project "Knowledge of the World – Heritage of Mankind: The History of UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage", funded by the Leibniz Competition of the Leibniz Association. In 2009, she received her doctoral degree for a thesis on German corporatism between 1880 and 1980 at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen. She has been a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Mannheim and a junior fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Constance (Konstanz). From April to June 2017, she is a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for European Global Studies.

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