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Professor Alexandra Bounia

Professor
University of the Aegean
Participates in 1 Session
Alexandra Bounia is Professor of Museology, at the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean. She has read archaeology and history of art at the University of Athens (Greece) and museum studies at the University of Leicester (UK). Alexandra teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate courses on museum studies, collections management and cultural theory in the University of the Aegean but also the University of Athens (joint courses). She has edited in collaboration with Prof. Susan Pearce the book Collector’s Voice: Ancient voices (Ashgate Press, 2001), part of a four-volume project. She has also written the book The Nature of Classical Collecting: Collectors and Collecting 100 BCE-100 ACE (Ashgate Press, 2004). In 2009 she published another book entitled Behind the Scenes of the Museum: Museum Collections Management, in Greek (Patakis Publications, Athens). She has also co-edited three volumes in Greek: Museum, Education, Communication (together with Sofia Dascalopoulos, Niki Nikonakou and Sofia Bakogianni, University of the Aegean, Lesvos, 2004); New Technologies in the Service of Cultural Heritage (together with Niki Nikonanou and Maria Economou, Kaleidoscope Publications, Athens, 2008); National Museums in Southern Europe. History and Perspectives (together with Andromache Gazi, Kaleidoscope Publications, Athens, 2012). Her new book, written together with Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert and entitled The Political Museum: Nation, Conflict and Identity in Cyprus is published by Routledge in 2016.

Sessions in which Professor Alexandra Bounia participates

Saturday 4 June, 2016

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Sessions in which Professor Alexandra Bounia attends

Friday 3 June, 2016

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17:00
17:00 - 19:30 | 2 hours 30 minutes
Festive Event

Saturday 4 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00
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...

17:00
18:30
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

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00
9:00 - 12:30 | 3 hours 30 minutes
Heritage Changes PlaceCo-Construction and Community Based HeritageMuseums
14:00
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...

Monday 6 June, 2016

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9:00
9:00 - 15:00 | 6 hours
Heritage as an Agent of Change (Epistemologies, Ontologies, Teaching)Activists and Experts
Heritage as an agent of changeEpistemologiesOntologiesTeaching
9:00 - 15:00 | 6 hours
Heritage Changes the Local Societies
Heritage changes the local societiesheritage and mobilityPost-colonial heritageGlobal vs local
13:30
13:30 - 15:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Research-Creation Installation or PerformanceHeritage in ConflictsOral History
15:30
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
18:00 - 19:00 | 1 hour
Festive Event

Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
13:30
13:30 - 15:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Heritage as an Agent of Change (Epistemologies, Ontologies, Teaching)Activists and ExpertsPublic event
Heritage as an agent of changeEpistemologiesOntologiesTeaching
13:30 - 15:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Heritage Changes RightsMuseumsPublic event
15:30
15:30 - 17:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Heritage Changes the Local SocietiesMuseums
Heritage changes the local societiesheritage and mobilityPost-colonial heritageGlobal vs local

Wednesday 8 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)