Associate Members 

An Associate member of the IPHC is a person with relevant skills and expertise who has been recommended to the Executive by an Expert member as being a person interested in the work of the IPHC and able to assist the IPHC to achieve any of its objectives.

Pavel Filin (Russia) January 2010

PhD in Ethnology. Deputy Director of Museum Icebreaker Krassin, Saint-Petersburg,. Secretary of Russian Maritime Heritage Association. Senior Researcher, Russian Research Institute for Cultural & Natural Heritage. Director of the Solovky Maritime Museum (2006-09). Field researcher in Arctic & Subarctic regions of Russia and Alaska. Social and cultural heritage impact assessment consultant.

Glenn Simpson (USA) December 2007

M.A. Anthropology (Cultural Resources Management), Sonoma State University, California. Program Manager, Historic Preservation Projects, National Park Service. Archaeologist, Architect, Heritage Consultant.

Cornelia Lüdecke (Germany) May 2002

Diploma in meteorology (1980) and PhD (1994) University of Munich on history of German polar research in the period 1900-1939. Habilitation in Hamburg (2002). Expert in archival material on German polar research. Founded and leads the Action Group on History of Antarctic Research within the Scientific Committee of Antarctic Research. Past President of the International Commission on History of Meteorology. Field experience in Svalbard (Arctic) related to German wartime meteorological bases.  

Lin Yang (China) July 2013

Currently Chief Curator at the Department of Archaeology, National Museum of China. Major in archaeology, Bachelor degree of history, Peking University. Previous work history includes Chinese National Cultural Relics Bureau, Deputy Director of the Ministry of science and technology, cultural and Natural Heritage Protection Center, The Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth-RADI, Joint Laboratory of Remote Sensing Archaeology, Director of Chinese Archaeological Society and Director of the China National Association of scientific exploration.

Francesco Bandarin (Italy) April 2019

Francesco Bandarin is an Architect and Urban Planner, specialized in Urban Conservation. He holds degrees in Architecture (IUAV Venice) and City and Regional Planning (UC Berkeley) and has been Professor of Urban Planning and Urban Conservation at the University of Venice (IUAV) from 1980 to 2016.
From 2000 to 2010 he was Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and Secretary of the World Heritage Convention. From 2010 to 2018 he served as Assistant Director-General of UNESCO for Culture.

Fernanda Codevilla Soares (Brazil) April 2019

Fernanda is graduated in History at the UFSM (2004), specialized in Interdisciplinary Process in Archaeology at the URI (2008), master in Latin American Integration at UFSM (2006) and PHD in Quaternary, Materials and Culture at UTAD – Portugal (2012), having diploma validated at UFRJ (2013). Nowadays is a postdoctoral student at LEACH – UFMG. She has a complementary formation at a UNESCO and IPHAN program, through the Heritage Specialization Program (2006/2008). She´s a collaborator researcher at LEIA – UFSC and at Ethnology and Archaeology Museum Oswaldo Rodrigues Cabral – UFSC, and has experience in the archaeology field, with emfasis in historical archaeology. While post-doctoral student at LEACH, she´s been doing fieldwork in Antarctica, every year since 2015, where is responsible for the 3D digital scanning of the Archaeological sites and archaeological diggings. At the laboratory, she´s responsible for the analyses of the vestiges, as well as mediating actions with non-archaeological public.

Melisa A. Salerno (Argentina) April 2019

Melisa completed her PhD in Archaeology at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She conducted her post-doctoral studies at the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research in Argentina, and she is currently a researcher at that institution. She has focused on Antarctic archaeology since her first works, considering the early exploration and exploitation of the South Shetland Islands by 19th-century sealers. Melisa A. Salerno was part of the Argentinean Research Project in Antarctic Archaeology, conducted by Andrés Zarankin and María Ximena Senatore, and she is currently a researcher of the International Research Project “Landscapes in White”, directed by Andrés Zarankin at the Laboratory of Antarctic Studies in Human Sciences, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil (LEACH, UFMG). She has recently started studying the action of 19th-century sealers in the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego as part of a broader project, interested in the expansion of Western people and their interaction with indigenous groups in the region. The analysis of Tierra del Fuego is also aimed at comparing the strategies that 19th-century sealers could have deployed in Tierra del Fuego and Antarctica, and the multiple interactions between these regions.

María Jimena Cruz (Brazil) April 2019

Jimena took her bachelor’s degree in Anthropological Sciences (with a specialization in Archaeology) in the year 2011 at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and completed her master’s degree in Anthropology with historical archaeology orientation at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil in the year 2014. At present, she is finishing her PhD degree in Anthropology with historical archaeological orientation in the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Gerusa de Alkmim Radicchi (Brazil) April 2019

Gerusa develops PhD at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) since 2015 about the topic of the “in situ” conservation of the excavated archaeological objects in the South Shetland Archipelago by the Laboratory of Antarctic Studies in Human Science of the Federal University of Minas Gerais ̶ Leach/UFMG (Brazil), of which she has been a member since 2010. She has been received training from institutions involved in the study and protection of archaeological remains from underwater environments, such as the Center for Humanities ̶ CHAM, at the New University of Lisbon, and the Atelier of conservation Research ̶ ARC-Nucléart, at Committee of Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies (France). Has Undergraduate degree in History (2005), undergraduate degree in Conservation (2012) and master degree in Anthropology (2015), both from UFMG. Has experience in preservation of the archaeological heritage, Antarctic Archaeology and treatment of archaeological materials.

Maria Victoria Nuviala (Argentina) April 2019