Advisory Council


Ana Calvo Manuel is a Professor at the Department of Painting and Conservation-Restauration at the Faculty of Fine-Arts of the University Complutense of Madrid. She holds a PhD in Fine Arts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia in the program of Conservation of Historical-Artistic Heritage and was the director of the department of restoration of the Provincial Council of Castellón. A renowned expert in conservation-restauration, she participated in several research projects, collaborated in Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Conservation and Restoration in Portugal and, simultaneously, held editorial functions.

Chao Gejin is the Director of the Institute of Oral Tradition at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, member of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage and member of the Executive Committee of the International Council for Philosophy and Humanistic Studies. He holds a PhD in Folklore from the Normal University of Beijing and specializes in oral literature and immaterial cultural heritage, particularly in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia.

José Julio García Arranz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Territory Sciences at the University of Extremadura (Spain) and is a member of the Patrimonio&ARTE research group. He holds a PhD in Art History from the same University and his research interests include Iconography and Emblem Studies, as well as the Artistic Heritage of the Autonomous region of Extremadura, particularly pre-historic rock art.

Laurent Tissot is a historian. He is a former member of the executive committee of the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences and the former treasurer of the International Committee of Historical Sciences. In close collaboration with the latter, he coordinates the project “Global History of Humanity”. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Lausanne, specializing in the history of business, tourism and leisure. He is Emeritus Professor at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Neuchâtel.

Maria Filomena Guerra is the Director of Research in Chemistry at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). She is also currently a member of the MONARIS Research Unit (UMR 8233 - de la Molécule aux Nano-Objets: Réactivité, Intéractions et Spectroscopies) at the Sorbonne University (Sciences). She holds a PhD in Applied Physics from the Nova University of Lisbon and is qualified to conduct research in Science and Structure of Matter from the University of Orleans. Her present research is on the development and application of physical-chemical methodologies and protocols to the study of gold and silver Cultural Heritage objects.

Zoltán Somhegyi is an art historian with a PhD in Aesthetics and is Associate Professor of art history at the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary. As a researcher, he is specialised in eighteenth-nineteenth century art and theory, and besides that his other fields of interest are contemporary fine arts and art criticism. He is the Secretary General and Website Editor of the International Association for Aesthetics, member of the Executive Committee of the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences, Consultant of Art Market Budapest: International Contemporary Art Fair, and Editor-in Chief of HAS – Humanities, Arts & Society Magazine.