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Dr. Michelle Tisdel

Associate Professor/Research Librarian
National Library of Norway
Participates in 1 Session
Michelle A. Tisdel holds a doctorate in social anthropology from Harvard University (2006). Her research interests include cultural policy, heritage production, museums, material culture, and Afro-Cuban religions, among others. Tisdel resides in Oslo, Norway and has worked as a research librarian at the National Library of Norway since 2008. She was a member of the academic committee for cultural heritage preservation of Arts Council Norway (2009-2011) and has been a board member of the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History since 2008. Publications include the dissertation Cuban Museums and Afro-Cuban Heritage: Fragments and Transitions in Daily Life (2006) and the book chapter “Three Interpretations of Materiality and Society: Afro-Cuban Heritage and the Cuban Slave Route Museum” (2008).

Sessions in which Dr. Michelle Tisdel participates

Saturday 4 June, 2016

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

Sessions in which Dr. Michelle Tisdel attends

Saturday 4 June, 2016

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