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Tessa Pijnaker

University of Amsterdan
Participates in 1 Session
Biographical notice: Tessa Pijnaker is a graduate student at the Free University of Amsterdam (VU), finishing her master’s degree in History. In 2015 she obtained her research master’s degree in Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Throughout her studies, she has sought to combine anthropological and historical approaches. Her research interests focus on the historical development of the African middle classes, African heritage and technological developments. For her thesis for the research master Social Sciences, she studied the connections between African heritage, game development and the aspirations of middle-class tech entrepreneurs in Accra, Ghana. She conducted five months of ethnographic fieldwork, during which she did an internship at a game development company and forty life history interviews. For her thesis for the master’s in History, she used UNESCO’s General History of Africa and connected Women in African History: an E-learning tool as case studies to investigate the historical representation of the African subject in a postcolonial context. Academic achievements: 2013-2015 Research Master Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam. Amsterdam Interpretative Track – Specialization Globalization, Flows and Localities. GPA: 8.0 (out of 10) 2011-present Master History at the Free University of Amsterdam. Amsterdam Trajectory Global and Local. GPA: 8.7 (out of 10) 2007 – 2011 Bachelor History at the Free University of Amsterdam. Amsterdam Majors: Global History and Contemporary History. Minor: Cultural Anthropology. GPA: 8.0 (out f 10) Research experience: September 2014 – Ethnographic fieldwork in Accra, Ghana. January 2015 Publications: Pijnaker, T. 2013 (Post)koloniaal erfgoed in Parijs [(Post)colonial heritage in Paris], Galapas 34 (1): 16-23.

Sessions in which Tessa Pijnaker participates

Monday 6 June, 2016

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Sessions in which Tessa Pijnaker attends

Friday 3 June, 2016

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11:30 - 13:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Urban HeritageTourism

What does heritage change for tourism? | Le patrimoine, ça change quoi au tourisme? Ce débat veut interroger les relations entre le tourisme et le patrimoine et dépasser ainsi les idées reçues sur l'antagonisme entre le tourisme "corrupteur" et le patrimoine qui en serait la victime. Il s'agit donc de repenser le tourisme comme un réel acteur du patrimoine, de sa valorisation et de son appropriation, y compris par les populations locales. Cela présuppose, au p...

13:00 - 15:00 | 2 hours
Heritage as an Agent of Change (Epistemologies, Ontologies, Teaching)
17:00 - 19:30 | 2 hours 30 minutes
Festive Event
19:30 - 21:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Research-Creation Installation or PerformancePublic event

Saturday 4 June, 2016

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9:00 - 10:00 | 1 hour
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

What if we changed our views on heritage? And if heritage has already changed? While, on the global scene, states maintain their leading role in the mobilization of social and territorial histories, on the local scale, regions, neighbourhoods and parishes have changed. Citizens and communities too: they latch on to heritage to express an unprecedented range of belongings that no law seems to be able to take measures to contain, often to the discontent of...

11:00 - 17:00 | 6 hours
Changes in Heritage (New Manifestations)Notions of HeritageArchitecture and Urbanism
Changes in heritageNew manifestations of heritageNotions of heritage
11:00 - 17:00 | 6 hours
Heritage Changes the Social OrderHeritage Changes Politics
Heritage changes politicsPolitical uses of heritageUses of heritageHeritage and conflicts
18:30 - 20:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

Most of what we experience as heritage emerges into conscious recognition through a complex mixture of political and ideological filters, including nationalism.  In these processes, through a variety of devices (museums, scholarly research, consumer reproduction, etc.), dualistic classifications articulate a powerful hierarchy of value and significance.  In particular, the tangible-intangible pair, given legitimacy by such international bodies as UNESCO, reproduces a selective ordering of cul...

Sunday 5 June, 2016

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7:30 - 8:30 | 1 hour

In English and French The two Inuit artists Nina Segalowitz and Taqralik Partridge are offering us an initiation to katajjaniq, this thousand years old autochthonous expression of overtone singing which consists of an alternate dialogue of inhaled and exhaled guttural and vocal sounds. Throat singing is practiced just like a game: two women facing and challenging one another until one of them either laughs or runs out of breath. (Meeting point: DS Registration table) _...

9:00 - 12:30 | 3 hours 30 minutes
Heritage Changes the Living EnvironmentIntangible HeritageMuseums
9:00 - 12:30 | 3 hours 30 minutes
Heritage Changes the Living EnvironmentHeritage Changes Politics
Heritage changes the environmentHeritage values
14:00 - 15:30 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Co-Construction and Community Based HeritageHeritage Changes the Social OrderCitizenshipPublic event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

"What does heritage change?" is a multifaceted  question to which the answer(s) are in primary respects related to real-life negotiations among different groups of citizens, cultures, races, ethnic groups, sexual identities, and social classes about received, official and/or widely accepted or accomodated intangible attributes, cultural traditions, historic monuments, buildings, and other transmitted or revived historical legacies. Heritage designated by and for whom, for what motivations, an...

19:00 - 21:00 | 2 hours
Public event

Monday 6 June, 2016

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15:30 - 17:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

Le patrimoine fait aujourd’hui l’objet d’attentions autant que d’agressions et de destructions. Cela peut s’expliquer par les difficultés de son identification ou de sa conservation. Cela peut plus profondément s’expliquer parce que, dès le départ, il célébre un événement ou conserve une mémoire qui peut être ou devenir une source de dissenssions et de conflits politiques. Enfin, sa reconnaissance suscite des gains économiques pour les uns mais des pertes pour les autres. Mais peut-être...

18:00 - 19:00 | 1 hour
Festive Event
20:00 - 21:35 | 1 hour 35 minutes
Public event

Tuesday 7 June, 2016

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7:30 - 8:45 | 1 hour 15 minutes
Public event

(en français) Le centre-ville a été au cœur de nombreuses luttes depuis les années 1970. Le parcours proposé par Martin Drouin, historien, professeur au département d’études urbaines et touristiques de l’Université du Québec à Montréal, présentera quelques combats qui ont marqué la scène patrimoniale et transformé le paysage urbain montréalais. _ Downtown Montreal has been at the centre of numerous struggles since the 1970’s. The itinerary proposed by Martin Drouin, historia...

Wednesday 8 June, 2016

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