Dr. Gertjan Plets

Cultural History
Associate Professor
Cultural History



Scholarly publications

Plets, G., & Kuijt, M. (2021). Gas, Oil and Heritage: Well-oiled Histories and Corporate Sponsorship in Dutch Museums (1990-2021). BMGN - Low Countries Historical Review. https://bmgn-lchr.nl/article/view/7028
Capurro, C., & Plets, G. (2021). Europeana, EDM, and the Europeanisation of Cultural Heritage Institutions. Digital Culture & Society, 6(2), 163-190.
Plets, G., Huijnen, P., & van Oeveren, D. (2021). Excavating Archaeological Texts: Applying Digital Humanities to the Study of Archaeological Thought and Banal Nationalism. Journal of Field Archaeology, 289-302. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00934690.2021.1899889
Plets, G. (Accepted/In press). Operation Northern Light: a remote sensing approach to Second World War Conflict archaeology in Northern Finland (Kilpisjärvi, Enontekiö). In Conflict landscapes : materiality and meaning in contested places : Routledge.


Scholarly publications

Plets, G. (2020). Promising pipelines and hydrocarbon nationalism: the sociality of unbuilt infrastructure in indigenous Siberia. Social Anthropology, 28(4), 843-861. https://doi.org/10.1111/1469-8676.12963
Plets, G. (2020). Towards an inclusive curation of WWI heritage: integrating historical aerial photographs, digital museum applications and landscape markers in “Flanders Fields”(Belgium). Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development. https://doi.org/10.1108/JCHMSD-04-2020-0056
Novak, O., & Plets, G. (2020). The Patarei Sea Fort: Perspectives on Heritage, Memory and Identity Politics in Post-Soviet Estonia. International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity, 8(2), 128-149. https://doi.org/10.1163/22130624-00801007
Plets, G. F. J. (Accepted/In press). Promising infrastructure: the politics and sociality of an unbuilt pipeline in the Altai Republic. In K. Graber (Ed.), Siberia: Infrastructure and Environment (pp. 843-860). Indiana University Press.


Scholarly publications

Plets, G. (2019). Post-Soviet Heritages in the Making. International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity, 1080-1088. https://brill.com/view/journals/hcm/7/1/article-p1080_50.xml?language=en
Plets, G. F. J. (2019). Exceptions to Authoritarianism? Variegated sovereignty and ethno-nationalism a Siberian resource frontier. Post-Soviet Affairs, 35(4), 308-322. https://doi.org/10.1080/1060586X.2019.1617574


Scholarly publications

Plets, G. F. J. (2018). Well-Oiled Cultural Politics in the Altai Republic: Promoting Indigenous Heritage in Gazprom’s Resource Colonies. In Ostrom Workshop Series (Ostrom Workshop Series). Ostrom Workshop Center.
Plets, G. F. J. (2018). Heritage Statecraft: Transcending Methodological Nationalism in the Russian Federation. In Palgrave Handbook of State-Sponsored History After 1945 (pp. 495-509). Palgrave.


Scholarly publications

Plets, G. F. J. (2017). Landscape archaeology in the Chinese Altai Mountains: Survey of the Heiliutan Basin. Archaeological Research in Asia, 10, 48-53.
Plets, G. F. J. (2017). Violins and trowels for Palmyra: Post-conflict heritage politics. Anthropology Today, 33(4), 18-22.


Scholarly publications

Plets, G. F. J., Reeves, K., & Stichelbaut, B. (2016). Remembering Uncertainty: The World War II Warscape of the Australian Northern Territory. In B. Stichelbaut, & D. Cowley (Eds.), Conflict landscapes and archaeology from above (pp. 167-184). Ashgate Publishing.
Plets, G. F. J. (2016). Heritage bureaucracies and the modern nation state: Towards an ethnography of archaeological systems of government. Archaeological Dialogues, 23(2), 193-213. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/archaeological-dialogues/article/heritage-bureaucracies-and-the-modern-nation-state-towards-an-ethnography-of-archaeological-systems-of-government/1D5B329BD6126828D5D2CB33C0E10E26
Plets, G. F. J. (2016). Heritage Statecraft: When archaeological heritage meets neoliberalism in Gazprom's resource colonies, Russia. Journal of Field Archaeology, 41(3), 368-383. https://doi.org/10.1080/00934690.2016.1184534


Scholarly publications

Reeves, K., & Plets, G. F. J. (2015). Cultural Heritage as a Strategy for Social Needs and Community Identity. In W. Logan, M. Nic Craith, & U. Kockel (Eds.), A Companion to Heritage Studies (pp. 203-2014). Wiley.


Scholarly publications

Bourgeois, J., Cheremisin, D., Plets, G. F. J., Ebel, A. V., Stichelbaut, B., & Gheyle, W. (2014). АРХЕОЛОГИЧЕСКИЙ ЛАНДШАФТ ДОЛИНЫ ДЖАЗАТОРА (АЛТАЙ): ПАМЯТНИКИ И ПЕТРОГЛИФЫ ЭПОХИ ЭНЕОЛИТА – ЭТНОГРАФИЧЕСКОГО ВРЕМЕНИ. Археология, этнография и антропология Евразии, 106-119.
Plets, G. F. J., Soenov, V., Konstantinov, N., & Robinson, E. (2014). Международное значение репатриации «Укокской принцессы»(готова ли российская археология к диалогу с коренными народами?). In V. Soenov (Ed.), Древности Сибири и Центральной Азии (pp. 17-45). GASU University Press.
Plets, G. F. J. (2014). Ethno-nationalism, asymmetric federalism and Soviet perceptions of the past: (World) heritage activism in the Russian Federation. Journal of Social Archaeology, 15(1), 67-93. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1469605314555601
Bourgeois, J., Cheremisin, D. V., Plets, G., Dvornikov, E. P., Ebel, A. V., Stichelbaut, B., Van Hoof, L., & Gheyle, W. (2014). An Archaeological Landscape in the Dzhazator Valley (Altai Mountains): Surface Monuments and Petroglyphs from the Chalcolithic to the Ethnographic Period. Archaeology, Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia, 42(4), 106-119. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aeae.2015.06.011


Scholarly publications

Plets, G. F. J. (2013). Heritages in the Making: Social embodiment of cultural heritage objects and places in the multicultural Altai Republic. Ghent University.
Plets, G. F. J., Plets, R., & Annaert, R. (2013). Belgian archaeologists abroad: From antiquarians to interdisciplinary research. In S. van der Linde, M. van den Dries, N. Schlanger, & C. Slappendel (Eds.), European Archaeology Abroad (pp. 67-83). Sidestone Press.
De Reu, J., Plets, G., Verhoeven, G., De Smedt, P., Bats, M., Cherretté, B., De Maeyer, W., Deconynck, J., Herremans, D., Laloo, P., Van Meirvenne, M., & De Clercq, W. (2013). Towards a three-dimensional cost-effective registration of the archaeological heritage. Journal of Archaeological Science, 40(2), 1108-1121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2012.08.040
Plets, G., Konstantinov, N., Soenov, V., & Robinson, E. (2013). Repatriation, doxa, and contested heritages: The return of the Altai Princess in an international perspective. Anthropology and Archeology of Eurasia, 52(2), 73-98. https://doi.org/10.2753/AAE1061-1959520205

Popularising publications

Plets, G. F. J., De Clercq, W., & Clerbaut, T. (2013). Stap voor stap, een archeologische wandeling door het verleden van Harelbeke. De Roede Vand Harelbeke.


Scholarly publications

Plets, G. F. J., Verhoeven, G., Cheremisin, D., Plets, R., Bourgeois, J., Stichelbaut, B., Gheyle, W., & De Reu, J. (2012). The deteriorating preservation of the Altai rock art: assessing three-dimensional image-based modelling in rock art research and management. Rock Art Research , 139-156.
Plets, G. F. J., Gheyle, W., Verhoeven, G., De Reu, J., Bourgeois, J., Verhegge, J., & Stichelbaut, B. (2012). Three-dimensional recording of archaeological remains in the Altai Mountains. Antiquity, 884-897.
De Clercq, W., Plets, G. F. J., Bats, M., Bourgeois, J., & De Reu, J. (2012). Development-led archaeology in Flanders: an overview of practices and results in the period 1990-2010. In L. Webley, M. Vander Linden, C. Haselgrove, & R. Bradley (Eds.), Development-led archaeology in North-west Europe: proceedings of a round table at the University of Leicester 19th-21st november 2009 (pp. 29-55). Oxbow Books.


Scholarly publications

Plets, G. F. J., Gheyle, W., Plets, R., Dvornikov, E., & Bourgeois, J. (2011). A line through the sacred lands of the Altai Mountains: perspectives on the Altai pipeline project. Mountain Research and Development, 31(4), 372-379. http://www.bioone.org/doi/10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-11-00065.1