Univ.-Prof. Mag. Mag. Dr. Dr. Peter Strasser, LL.M.

Center for Architectural Heritage and Infrastructure

About the person

Peter Strasser studied Austrian law, European ethnology, human rights as well as humanitarian law at the universities of Innsbruck/Austria and Nottingham/UK. (Mag.iur 1989, Mag.phil. 1992, Dr.iur 1994, LL.M. 1995, Dr.phil. 2018)

After practical legal training at different courts in Vienna, he joined the Ministry of Interior in Vienna as legal adviser (1993-1996) and worked as curator in an ethnological museum. Since 1997 he served in several international organizations in the field of (World) cultural heritage and cultural property protection. (UNESCO/Paris, IOM/Tirana, EU/Bucharest, OSCE/Kosovo) During these assignments he had the opportunity to join several working groups for the drafting of international legal instruments for the protection of cultural property (1999: 2nd Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention, 2001: UNESCO-cultural heritage, 2003: UNESCO-intangible heritage, 2015: UNESCO 2015 Recommendation on Museums & Collections). After 2008 he worked as adviser for World Heritage in the Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture in Vienna.

In 2012 he joined University for Continuing Education Krems as scientist in the field of cultural heritage and in 2015 he became the head of the then newly created Center for Cultural Property Protection at that University (this position he held until 2023). Between 2019 and 2022 he was seconded to the OSCE – Mission in Kosovo as Senior Adviser for cultural heritage protection.

In August 2022 he was appointed as Professor for World Heritage and Cultural Property Protection at the University for Continuing Education Krems where he was tasked to establish the Jiří Toman Center for Cultural Heritage and Humanitarian Norms. In his research he puts emphasis on the international dimension of cultural heritage protection with focus on legal issues and international stakeholders. He is author of some 200 publications in the field of cultural heritage protection, heritage legislation, and ethnology. Furthermore, he was member of several working groups for the nomination of World Heritage properties and of the working group on World Heritage of the Alpine Convention. He is member of the University’s Working Group on Equality Issues. (AKG)

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Completed projects

Expertise about the railway bridge Vysehrad in Prague

Duration: 19/03/2023–27/03/2023
Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems): Peter Strasser
Funding: Unternehmen

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Risk assessment and sustainable protection of Cultural Heritage in changing environment

Duration: 01/07/2017–30/06/2020
Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems): Anna Maria Kaiser
Funding: EU
Program: INTERREG

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NETWORKING IN PRESERVING THE FIRST WORLD WAR MULTICULTURAL HERITAGE IN THE DANUBE COUNTRIES

Duration: 01/01/2017–30/06/2019
Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems): Julia Walleczek-Fritz
Funding: EU
Program: INTERREG

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European Spas as UNESCO World Heritage - Support and Coordination of the Nomination Procedure (Baden bei Wien)

Duration: 01/06/2015–31/01/2017
Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems): Peter Strasser
Funding: Gemeinden und Gemeindeverbände (ohne Wien)
Program: ---

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HIA Construction Project Trostgasse 23, Baden bei Wien

Duration: 19/08/2016–30/09/2016
Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems): Peter Strasser
Funding: Gemeinden und Gemeindeverbände (ohne Wien)

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Kulturgüterschutz (KGS) – theoretische und praktische Ansätze zum Schutz des materiellen Kulturerbes

Duration: 03/08/2015–31/08/2015
Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems): Peter Strasser
Funding: FFG
Program: Talente - Praktika für Schülerinnen und Schüler

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UNESCO-Welterbe (WE) – Anspruch und Wirklichkeit bei der Umsetzung eines internationalen Labels

Duration: 03/08/2015–31/08/2015
Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems): Peter Strasser
Funding: FFG
Program: Talente - Praktika für Schülerinnen und Schüler

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Querschnittsmaterie UNESCO Welterbe

Duration: 01/01/2014–31/03/2015
Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems): Peter Strasser
Funding: Bund (Ministerien)

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Baufibel UNESCO-Welterbe Wachau

Duration: 01/10/2014–31/03/2015
Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems): Peter Strasser
Funding: Gemeinden und Gemeindeverbände (ohne Wien)

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Managementplan UNESCO-Welterbe Historische Altstadt Salzburg

Duration: 01/09/2014–31/01/2015
Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems): Peter Strasser
Funding: Gemeinden und Gemeindeverbände (ohne Wien)

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Publications (Extract Research Database)

Kruse, A.;Spulerova, J.; Centeri, C.; Strasser, P.; Eiter, S.; Ferrario, V.; Jurgens, S.; Drago, K.; Kucera, Z.; Marusca, T.; Neculai, D.; Renes, H.; Sickel, H.; Sigura M.; Slamová, M.; Stensgaard, K.; (2023). Country Perspectives on Hay-Making Landscapes as Part of the European Agricultural Heritage. Land, Vol. 12, Issue 9, Nr. 1694: https://doi.org/10.3390/land12091694

Sttrasser, P. (2023). The Marking of Cultural Property according to the 1954 Hague Convention – Lessons Learnt from Austria. Journal in Historical & Political Science, 2023, vol. 47: 61-72, Chernivtsi National University

Strasser, P. (2023). Mit Bernd bei der UNESCO : Erinnerungen eines assoziierten Experten dargebracht anlässlich des 85. Geburtstages von Prof. Dr. Bernd Freiherr von Droste zu Hülshoff. Eigenverlag, Mautern an der Donau

Adámek, Z.; Bandarin, F.; Bauer, Ch.; Brandl, M.; Drdácký, M.; Habsburg-Lothringen, A.-S.; Hanus, Ch.; Hátle, M.; Hesslerová, P.; Inácio, M.; Kainz, M.; Kirchmaier, L.; Kaupa, J.; Laureano, P.; Parílková, J.; Pereira, P.; Pokorný, J.; Regenda, J.; Rohrbach, W.; Rottenbacher, Ch.; Schneider, B.; Stejskal-Ripka, M.; Strasser, P.; Štys, D.; Veselý, J. (2022). Das Erbe der Teichlandschaft - ein künftiges UNESCO-Welterbe? Edition Universität für Weiterbildung Krems, Krems

Strasser, P. (2022). Cultural Heritage Management Plans and Disaster Risk Management. In: Living Danube Limes Valorising cultural heritage and fostering sustainable tourism by LIVING the common heritage on the DANUBE LIMES as basis for a Cultural Route: 69-82, Archaeolingua, Budapest

Strasser, P. (2022). Was wir früher über Krankheiten gelernt haben. Der Heimatkundeunterricht in der Volksschule als prägendes Erlebnis. In: Wolfgang Rohrbach, Wertewandel und Werterenaissance in Zeiten der Pandemie und Klimakrise: 439-453, Tronik dizajn, Beograd

Strasser, P. (2022). Kohle, Salz und Kurgäste : Aspekte zum Eisenbahnverkehr zwischen Österreich und Tschechien. In: RERA a.s., Die Entwicklung und Gegenwart der Eisenbahnen und weiteren technischen Denkmäler im tschechisch-österreichischen Grenzgebiet: 68-108, Galileo Production s.r.o., Ceske Budejovice

Strasser, P. (2022). Die Teichlandschaft Südtschechiens und des Waldviertels als mögliches UNESCO Welterbe. In: Andreas Salvator Habsburg-Lothringen, Christian Hanus, Dalibor Stys, Darya Haroshka, Svitlana Bilenkova, Das Erbe der Teichlandschaft – ein künftiges UNESCO-Welterbe: 151-162, Edition Donau-Universität Krems, Krems

Strasser, P. (2022). Reconciliation through reconstruction? The Role of OSCE for Cultural Heritage Protection in Kosovo. Conservation Update - Publication of ERC, vol. 10, no. 2: 6-22

Strasser, P. (2022). “Authenticity” in the context of Indonesia – foreign influence or inherent concept of cultural heritage? World Heritage Nominations from Indonesia as possible indicators. Conservation Update: Publication of the ERC, April 2022, vol. 9, Nr. 1: 21-34, European Research Centre for Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration

Strasser, P. (2022). Rezension: Mona Mairitsch: UNESCO-Welterbe auf nationaler Ebene: Verpflichtungen und Herausforderungen - Am Beispiel Österreichs. Internationales Städteforum Graz, ISG-Magazin, 2022/1: 29, Graz

Strasser, P. (2021). "Such a nomination wouldn'tbe accepted anymore." : Das Aufnahmeverfahren der Semmeringeisenbahn als UNESCO-Welterbe und die Entscheidungspraxis des Welterbekomitees. In: Toni Häfliger, Günter Dinhobl, Weltkulturerbe in Österreich : Die Semmeringeisenbahn : Erhalten und Gestalten: 38-51, Birkhäuser, Basel

Strasser. P. (2021). "Such a nomination wouldn't be accepted anymore." Das Aufnahmeverfahren der Semmeringeisenbahn als UNESCO-Welterbe und die Entscheidungspraxis des Welterbekomitees. In: Toni Häfliger, Günter Dinhobl, Weltkulturerbe in Österreich - Die Semmeringeisenbahn - Erhalten und Gestalten: 62-71, Birkhäuser verlag GmbH, Basel (CH)

Strasser, P. (2021). Rezension: World Heritage, Place Making and Sustainable Tourism Towards Integrative Approaches in Heritage Management. ISG Magazin, 2021/2: 34, Internationales Städteforum Graz - ISG

Hanus, C.; Strasser, P. (2020). From Legislation to Implementation : Paradigm-changes in Cultural Property Protection through the intentional destruction of cultural heritage? In: NATO, Protecting Civilians : A Humanitarian Obligation: 45-48, NATO, Brüssel

Hanus, Ch.; Strasser, P. (2020). From Legislation to Implementation - Paradigm-changes in Cultural Property Protection through the intentional destruction of cultural heritage. In: NATO - Office of the Secretary General - Human Security Unit, Protecting Civilians - A Humanitarian Obligation (Essey Series): 45-48, NATO, Bruxelles

Strasser, P.; Spulerova, J.; Kruse, A.; Branduini, P.; Centeri, C.; Eiter, S.; Ferrario, V.; Gaillard, B.; Gusmeroli, F.; Jurgens, S.; Kladnik, D.; Renes, H.; Roth, M.; Sala, G.; Sickel, H.; Sigura, M.; Štefunková, D.; Stensgaard, K. (2019). Past, Present and Future of Hay-making Structures in Europe. Sustainability, Special Issue "Impact of Management Changes on Seminatural Grasslands and Their Sustainable Use", 2019, vol. 11. issue 20: https://doi.org/10.3390/su11205581

Strasser, P. (2019). Solidarität als kulturelles Erbe : Praktiken der gegenseitigen Hilfe und der Gemeinschaftsarbeit im ländlichen Kontext. In: Wolfgang Rphrbach, Das Europäische Kulturerbe im Spiegel der Assekuranz (Versicherungsgeschichte Österreichs, Bd. XIV): 131-154, Tronik dizajn, Beograd

Bonazza, A.; Maxwell, I.; Drdácký, M.; Vintzileou, E.; Hanus, Ch. (2018). Protection du patrimoine culturel contre les catastrophes naturelles et d'origine humaine - Une analyse camparative de la gestion des risques dans l'UE - Résumé exécutif. European Union, Brüssel

Kruse, A.; Strasser, P. (2018). A tourism toll road in the biggest central European National Park - a paradigm? Or an antagonism? And what about the inhabitants' expectations? - An example from the Hohe Tauern National Park. In: Salzburger Nationalparkfond, 6th Symposium for Research in Protected Areas, 2 to 3 November 2017, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Salzburg, Austria (Conference Volume): 345-348, Salzburger Nationalparkfond, Salzburg

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The Common Heritage of Mankind and the World Heritage Paradox

7th International Conference on Linguistics and Literature - 7th International Conference on Culture and History, 26/07/2023

Das gemeinsame Erbe der Menschheit und der Mond. Bemerkungen zum (Nicfht-)Schutz unseren kulturellen Erbes.

Liberaler Dialog, 22/06/2023

Railways and World Heritage

Fedecrail Conference, 23/04/2023

Processes and Tools for Nomination, Conservation and Development of World Heritage Sites

Digicult 2023, 18/04/2023

Über den Schutz unseres kulturellen Erbes

Eröffnung Galerie in Imbach, 15/04/2023

Introduction to: Winterschool - Description of Medieval Book Covers

Winterschool - Description of Medieval Book Covers, 12/03/2023

Die Teichlandschaft Südtschechiens und des Waldviertels als UNESCO Welterbe

Jahreshauptversammlung der Teichwirteverbandes NÖ, 07/03/2023

Schenken im Alpenraum

KULTURERBE | Last und Leidenschaft Die Traditionen des Schenkens in der Weihnachtszeit, 14/12/2022

Wachau in Austria : Inspirational Talks - Visions from Europe

“A Journey Connecting Communities” DANURB Closing Conference, 12/12/2022

Die Dokumentation des Technischen Erbes

Abschlusskonferenz MonumTech, 29/11/2022

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