Mesut Dinler

Fixed-term tenure-track Assistant Professor
Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST)


Research interests

Architectural heritage
Architectural history and theory
Beni culturali
Cultural heritage
Digital humanities
Patrimonio culturale
Patrimonio urbano
Storia dell'architettura contemporanea


Mesut Dinler, received a PhD in Architectural and Landscape Heritage Program at the Politecnico di Torino. He was involved in various international conservation projects, including projects managed by the Getty Conservation Institute, the Association for the Protection of Cultural Heritage, Historic Charleston Foundation with US/ICOMOS. As assistant professor with time contract, he is currently involved in the management of heritage-related research projects, including those funded by the European Commission. He is the 2022 ICCROM fellow. His research interests include urban and architectural history, political and social role of cultural heritage digital humanities. On these topics, he has published in several international journals - including Urban History, Sustainability, J. of Cult. Her. Manag. and Sust. Dev., Int. Jour. of Hist. Archaeo., Aistarch, ArcHistor - and is the author of the book “Modernization through Past” (ETS, 2019).

Scientific branch

(Area 0008 - Civil engineering and architecture)


ERC sectors

SH5_13 - Computational Modelling and Digitisation in the Cultural Sphere
SH5_8 - Cultural studies, cultural identities and memories, cultural heritage
SH6_10 - Global history, transnational history, comparative history, entangled histories
SH5_6 - History of art and architecture, arts-based research
SH6_8 - Modern and contemporary history
SH2_9 - Urban, regional and rural studies


Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Awards and Honors

  • Reymond Lemaiore Fund, conferred by ICOMOS (2015)
  • The Scott Opler Fellowship conferred by Society of Architectural Historians (2017)
  • ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property) Fellow conferred by ICCROM (2023)



Collegi of the degree programmes


Master of Science

MostraNascondi A.A. passati

Bachelor of Science

MostraNascondi A.A. passati




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