Geraldine Chatelard

December 2015 - February 2016

Geraldine Chatelard is a  Research Associate at the Institut Français du Proche-Orient in Amman, Jordan. Chatelard received her doctorate in
Contemporary History from École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris. Since 1991, Chatelard has been living mostly in the Middle-East researching issues of identity politics, governance and local development, and migration and displacement in historical and
contemporary perspectives.

Chatelard's newest work is in Algeria as part of a large European Commission-funded project focusing on heritage. As one of the two key experts in the project, she will be designing and delivering a series of training workshops on the inventory methodologies for intangible cultural heritage (ICH).

Chatelard takes an integrated approach to heritage looking for complementaries between tangible, intangible, natural and cultural aspects. She thinks of heritage as an asset for local development – in particular through community-based, fair-trade tourism - a domain that can foster community cohesion and foster cross-sectoral synergies.