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PhD Eeva Karhunen

post doc researcher (Cultural Heritage)
University of Turku, Finland
Participates in 1 Session
I’m interested in people living in an old house and stories they tell about it. My PhD thesis (2014) deals with shared memories and the heritage as a negotiation – using the past to negotiate and express identity). I live in the Sixth District of the city of Pori, one of the largest, preserved 19th-century wooden city districts of Finland. 
 

Sessions in which PhD Eeva Karhunen participates

Tuesday 7 June, 2016

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Sessions in which PhD Eeva Karhunen attends

Saturday 4 June, 2016

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9:00 - 10:00 | 1 hour
Public event
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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...

18:30 - 20:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Public event
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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...