Amilcar Vargas

PhD Candidate in Barcelona, España

Amilcar Vargas

PhD Candidate in Barcelona, España

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I was born in Veracruz, Mexico. At 18 traveled to Tlacotalpan, a little town in Mexico, to know the birthplace of my grandmother. Once there I realized it was a World Heritage site when I found the plaque of its inscription in UNESCO's List. This changed my life... forever. Since then my passion for cultural management brought me to study archaeology, cultural heritage management, local communities participation, museology, and my speciality: World Heritage. I studied Archaeology in Mexico (2007). In 2013 I did an MA in Management of Cultural Institutions and Companies at the University of Barcelona (UB) with the project "Management of World Heritage brand in Catalonia". In 2015 I did an MA in Cultural Heritage Management and Museology with a research on Impact of the inscription of the Maya city of Palenque in the World Heritage list. After an internship at UNESCO World Heritage Centre in 2015 I came back to Barcelona to do the PhD in Society and Culture doing research on Social participation in management of archaeological World Heritage sites in Mexico. My hobbies are Son Jarocho music, poetry, swimming and running. I'm currently member of GAPP, IAWHP e.V., ICOM, EAA & WAC.

  • #archaeology
  • #worldheritage
  • #museums
  • #localcommunities
  • #culture
  • Work
    • University of Barcelona
  • Education
    • University of Barcelona
    • Universidad Veracruzana