Boucly, Julien

School of High Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS, Paris)

Research Title: Cultural Heritage Policies and World Heritage Program in Türkiye

Dr.Boucly is a PhD student at the School of High Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS, Paris) under the supervision of Professor Nathalie Clayer. He is an Associate Researcher at the French Institute for Anatolian Studies (IFEA, Istanbul) and a member of the Center for Turkish, Ottoman, Balkan, and Central Asian Studies (CETOBac, Paris). His research investigates UNESCO World Heritage sites and cultural heritage policies in Türkiye. He questions how Türkiye has recently been very involved in the UNESCO program and the effects of World Heritage candidacy processes over heritage policy-making (discovery, restoration and valorization). World Heritage candidacy processes may foster archaeological excavations, restoration projects, tourism policies, legal protections, cultural inventories, and academic publications. Based on a research methodology in political sociology, his project goes through social and political processes of heritage-making. He joins the interdisciplinary approach recommended by several anthropologists, sociologists, historians, archeologists, and geographers, as he aims to include his work in the field of critical heritage studies.