Dr Sophie Vigneron is a Senior Lecturer at Kent Law School, University of Kent and Co-Director of the Center for Heritage. She did a joint-PhD (Nancy, France and Kent University) on a comparative study of auction law which was awarded a prize by the University of Nancy and published in 2006. Sophie’s research lies at the intersection of law and heritage studies, with a particular interest in the regulation of the art market and cultural heritage law.
Maria Dimitriou is an Assistant Lecturer in the School of European Culture and Languages and a PhD candidate in Kent School of Architecture at the University of Kent, conducting research on Industrial Heritage Management, Architectural Conservation and Urban Regeneration. During her professional experiences in Germany and Switzerland and postgraduate studies at ETH Zurich she benefited from interdisciplinary working and academic environments.
Karl Goodwin is a Graduate Teaching Assistant and PhD candidate in the Department of Classics and Archaeology, School of European Culture and Languages, University of Kent. His research title is ‘Ethnicity and Culture in Europe, Ancient and Modern. Exploring how Roman museum galleries and heritage sites represent ethnic diversity and the issues arising’.
Julia Peters is a 50th Anniversary Graduate Teaching Assistant and PhD candidate in the Department of Classics and Archaeology, School of European Culture and Languages, University of Kent. Her research project, entitled ‘Testaccio: the origins and the value of Rome’s working-class district’, explores the multiple identities and tangible heritage of ancient and modern Rome’s industrial zone. Julia’s research interests include the use of cultural routes as a means of engaging with heritage sites and landscapes. In 2013 she walked 550 miles along the Camino Frances to Santiago de Compostela, and in 2015 she walked 1200 miles from Canterbury to Rome on the Via Francigena, both designated Cultural Routes by the Council of Europe.
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Francesca Giliberto is a PhD candidate jointly supervised by Politecnico di Torino (Italy) and the University of Kent (UK), conducting a research entitled “Historic cities between conservation and development: a comparative analysis of current urban management strategies in Italy and in the UK”.