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dr. C. (Chiara) de Cesari

Moderne Europese Geschiedenis
Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Europese studies
Photographer: Eduard Lampe

Visiting address
  • Kloveniersburgwal 48
  • Room number: D2.10A
Postal address
  • Postbus 1619
    1000 BP Amsterdam
  • Profile

    Chiara De Cesari is an anthropologist and associate professor in European Studies and Cultural Studies at the University of Amsterdam.

    She completed her PhD in Socio-Cultural Anthropology on Palestinian heritage and memory politics at Stanford University in 2009.

    Before moving to Amsterdam, she has been a postdoctoral researcher at Utrecht University and at the Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry, and a lecturer and coordinator of the MA in heritage and museum studies in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge University.

    Her book 'Heritage and the Struggle for Palestine' will be published by Stanford University Press in the summer of 2019.

    She is also co-editor of 'Transnational Memories: Circulation, Articulation, Scales' (de Gruyter, 2014, with Ann Rigney) and of a forthcoming collection on 'European Memory in Populism: Representations of Sef and Other' (Routledge, 2019).

    Chiara is Amsterdam team leader in the EU-funded Horizon2020 Critical Heritages (CoHERE) project that explores whether and how people feel 'European', see http://research.ncl.ac.uk/cohere/. She is also part of the CHEurope-Critical Heritage Studies and the Future of Europe project, funded under the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks program, see http://ahm.uva.nl/news-and-events/news/news-ashms/news-ashms/content-2/folder/2016/05/marie-curie-itn-grant-critical-heritage-europe-cheurope-project-for-ahm-members.html

    Her research broadly focuses on memory, heritage, and broader cultural politics and the ways in which these change under conditions of globalization, particularly the intersection of cultural memory, transnationalism and current transformations of the nation-state. She is also interested in the globalization of contemporary art and forms of creative institutionalism and statecraft.

    Her most recent project explores the making of a new European collective memory and heritage in relation to its blind spots, with particular reference to the carceral heritage of Italian colonialism in Libya. This includes examining how EUrope imagines itself as a cultural space particularly through its cultural and, more specifically, its heritage policies and museums – and, in turn, the image of Europe that these policies institutionalize. Her work in this area explores the multiple, uneven and often exclusionary effects of this process. She is also interested in the place of Islam in current imaginings and ideas of Europe.

    Areas of research include heritage and museums, memory and contemporary art, transnationalism, governmentality, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the idea of Europe, postcolonialism, anthropology of development and globalization, politics of space and architecture.

    Latest

    2018

    INTRODUCTION to the special issue on ‘Heritage, Gentrification, Participation: Remaking Urban Landscapes in the Name of Culture and Historic Preservation’. With Rozita Dimova. International Journal of Heritage Studies 25(10). Published online September 2018: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13527258.2018.1512515. Part of special issue IJHS 25/10 (2019).

    2018

    PARTICIPATORY HERITAGE IN A GENTRIFYING NEIGHBORHOOD: Amsterdam’s Van Eesteren Museum as Affective Space of Negotiations. With Anne Beeksma. International Journal of Heritage Studies 25(10). Published online September 2018: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13527258.2018.1509230. Part of special issue IJHS 25/10 (2019).

    2018

    MEMORY AS BORDER WORK: The 2008 Italy–Libya Friendship Treaty and the Reassembling of Fortress Europe. In The Political Materialities of Borders: New Theoretical Directions, edited by Olga Demetriou and Rozita Dimova. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

    Selected Publications

    2017   Museums of Europe: Tangles of memory, borders, and race. Museum Anthropology 40(1): 19–37.

    2016

    Ottonostalgias and Urban Apartheid. International Journal of Islamic Architecture 5(2): 339-357. http://ingentaconnect.com/contentone/intellect/ijia/2016/00000005/00000002/art00005

    2015 

    Post-Colonial Ruins: Archaeologies of Political Violence and IS. Anthropology Today 31(6): 22-26. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-8322.12214/abstract

    2015 

    Urban Heritage and Social Movements. (With Michael Herzfeld.) In Global Heritage: A Reader, edited by Lynn Meskell, 171-195. Oxford:Blackwell. http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118768868.html

    2014

    World Heritage and the Nation-State. In Transnational Memory: Circulation, Articulation, Scales, edited by Chiara De Cesari and Ann Rigney, 247-270. Berlin: de Gruyter. http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/428514

    2014

    Transnational Memory: Circulation, Articulation, Scales, co-edited with Ann Rigney. Berlin: de Gruyter, Media and Cultural Memory series. http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/428514

    2012

    Thinking Through Heritage Regimes. In Heritage Regimes and the State, edited by Regina F. Bendix, Aditya Eggert and Arnika Peselmann. Pp. 399-413. Göttingen: Universitätsverlag. http://univerlag.uni-goettingen.de/handle/3/isbn-978-3-86395-122-1

    2012

    Colonialism Contained. Photography & Culture 5(3): 343-346. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.2752/175145212X13415789393045?journalCode=rfpc20

    2012

    The Paradoxes of Colonial Reparation: Foreclosing memory and the 2008 Italy-Libya Friendship Treaty. Memory Studies 5(3): 316-326. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1750698012443888

    2012

    Anticipatory Representation: Building the Palestinian Nation(-State) through Artistic Performance. Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism 12(1): 82-100.

    Translated into German as 'Antizipatorische Repräsentation: Der Aufbau des palästinensischen Nationalstaats durch künstlerische Aktionen'. In Figurationen des Politischen, vol. 1: Die Phänomenalität der Politik in der Gegenwart, edited by Martin Doll and Oliver Kohns. Pp. 443-471. Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink, 2016.

    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1754-9469.2012.01157.x/abstract

    2011

    Cultural Governmentality: Government through Heritage Conservation in Old Hebron. Conflict in Cities Working Papers Series n. 23. http://www.urbanconflicts.arct.cam.ac.uk/publications/working-papers

    2010 

    Creative Heritage: Palestinian Heritage NGOs and Defiant Arts of Government. American Anthropologist 112(4) : 625-637.http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1548-1433.2010.01280.x/abstract

    2010

    World Heritage and Mosaic Universalism: A View from Palestine. Journal of Social Archaeology 10(3) : 299-324. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1469605310378336

    2010

    Hebron, or Heritage as Technology of Life. Jerusalem Quarterly 41 : 6-28. http://www.palestine-studies.org/jq/fulltext/78346

                

              

                 

                 

                  

                 

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                    

                    

  • Publications

    2017

    2016

    2015

    2014

    • De Cesari, C. (2014). World Heritage and the Nation-State: a view from Palestine. In C. De Cesari, & A. Rigney (Eds.), Transnational memory: circulation, articulation, scales (pp. 247-270). (Media and cultural memory; No. 19). Berlin: De Gruyter. [details]
    • De Cesari, C., & Rigney, A. (2014). Introduction. In C. De Cesari, & A. Rigney (Eds.), Transnational memory: circulation, articulation, scales (pp. 1-25). (Media and cultural memory; No. 19). Berlin: De Gruyter. [details]

    2012

    2010

    2017

    • de Cesari, C. (2017). Against State Phobia, For Dis/Engagement. Mezosfera, 3. [details]

    2016

    • De Cesari, C. (2016). Antizipatorische Repräsentation: Der Aufbau des palästinensischen Nationalstaats durch künstlerische Aktionen. In M. Doll, & O. Kohns (Eds.), Figurationen des Politischen. - Vol. 1: Die Phänomenalität der Politik in der Gegenwart (pp. 441-470). (Texte zur politischen Ästhetik; Vol. 3). Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink. [details]
    • De Cesari, C. (2016). [Comment on: L. Meskell: World Heritage and WikiLeaks: Territory, Trade, and Temples on the Thai-Cambodian Border]. Current Anthropology, 57(1), 85-86. https://doi.org/10.1086/684643 [details]
    • de Cesari, C. (2016). Haunting Arts of Memory. In Memory Flows like the Tide at Dusk. Catalogue for Alexandra Sophia Handal’s exhibition Roskilde (Dk): Museet for Samtidskunst/Museum for Contemporary Art. .

    2015

    • De Cesari, C., & Herzfeld, M. (2015). Urban Heritage and Social Movements. In L. Meskell (Ed.), Global heritage: a reader (pp. 171-195). (Blackwell readers in anthropology; Vol. 12). Chichester: Wiley Blackwell. [details]
    • de Cesari, C. (2015). Heritage as Commons: A Paradigm Shift? In H. Benesch, F. Hammami, I. Holmberg, & E. Uzer (Eds.), Heritage as common(s): common(s) as heritage (pp. 265-275). (Curating the city; No. 1). Göteborg: Makadam. [details]
    • de Cesari, C. (2015). Le patrimoine et le droit à la ville: dans le contexte du conflit israélo-palestinien, le patrimoine est manipulé pour transformer des territoires contestés et pour revendiquer la souveraineté et le contrôle. Afkar Idées, 44, 64-67. [details]

    2014

    • De Cesari, C., & Rigney, A. (2014). Transnational memory: circulation, articulation, scales. (Media and cultural memory; No. 19). Berlin: De Gruyter. [details]

    2013

    • De Cesari, C. (2013). Thinking Through Heritage Regimes. In R. Bendix, A. Eggert, & A. Peselmann (Eds.), Heritage regimes and the state. - 2nd, revised edition (pp. 399-413). (Göttingen studies in cultural property; No. 6). Göttingen: Universitätsverlag Göttingen. [details]

    2012

    • De Cesari, C. (2012). Memory Voids and the New European Heritage: A Proposal for Studying Transnational Memory. Journal of Museum Ethnography, 25, 152-162. [details]

    2011

    2010

    • De Cesari, C. (2010). Hebron, or Heritage as Technology of Life. Jerusalem Quarterly, 41, 6-28.

    2014

    2012

    • De Cesari, C. (2012). [Review of: A. Schneider, C. Wright (2010) Between art and anthropology: contemporary ethnographic practice]. Journal of Museum Ethnography, 25, 195-198. [details]

    2011

    • De Cesari, C. (2011). [Review of: R. Boytner, et al. (2010) Controlling the past, owning the future: the political uses of archaeology in the Middle East]. Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 21(3), 473-474. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0959774311000473

    2009

    • De Cesari, C. (2009). Cultural Heritage Beyond the "State:" Palestinian Heritage Between Nationalism and Transnationalism.

    2011

    • De Cesari, C. (2011). Cultural Governmentality: Government through Heritage Conservation in Old Hebron. (Research Working Papers Series Centre for Urban Conflicts; No. 23). Cambridge: Centre for Urban Conflicts, University of Cambridge.
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