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Tobias Harding

Senior Lecturer
University of Jyväskylä
Participates in 1 Session

Tobias Harding holds a Ph.D. in culture studies from Linköping University, Sweden, and is a University Lecturer at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. His research has focused on Swedish cultural policy, in terms of its relation to national identity, as well as on organization and government relations in Swedish civil society. He teaches at the International Master’s Program on Cultural Policy at the University of Jyväskylä. He is also participating in the research project How the Church of Sweden was transformed into a national cultural heritage.

Selected English publications on Swedish heritage and religion policy:

Harding, Tobias 2007. Nationalising Culture: The Reorganization of Swedish Cultural Policy 1970-2002. Linköping: Linköping University Press.

Harding, Tobias 2013. “Faith-Based Organizations and the Secular State: The Establishment of a Muslim Study Association in Sweden”, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, v.33, no.3, 341-355.

Harding Tobias 2015. ”The Dawn of the Secular State: Heritage and Identity in Swedish Church and State Debates 1920-1939”. International Journal of Cultural Policy. Pre-published on the Internet, March 2015.

Sessions in which Tobias Harding participates

Monday 6 June, 2016

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Sessions in which Tobias Harding attends

Friday 3 June, 2016

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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

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...

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...

Tuesday 7 June, 2016

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13:30 - 17:00 | 3 hours 30 minutes
Heritage Changes PlaceCo-Construction and Community Based HeritageReligious HeritageArchitecture and Urbanism
Heritage changes placeCo-construction of heritageCommunity-based heritageHeritage makers