Admitted to postgraduate education: 2016-03-01
Supervisor: Tomas Germundsson
I completed my BA in History and Classics from Penn State University in the United States and my MA in World Heritage Studies from Brandenburgische Technische Universität in Germany. After working as an archaeologist in Greece and collaborating on a project aimed at protecting intangible heritage of refugees, I became interested in landscape geography with a focus on phenomenological engagement and sense of belonging in rural historical landscapes. Since 2012 I have helped to develop an ICOMOS ISC on places of religion and ritual, and I worked as an external heritage consultant with the State Archaeological Office of Schleswig-Holstein in Germany on a UNESCO world heritage site nomination of a viking cultural landscape. My research interests include cultural heritage, cultural landscapes, landscape phenomenology, historical geography, and intangible heritage.
In an effort to better understand new ways of engaging visitors and locals with non-monumental historical landscapes through a phenomenological theoretical framework, my research focuses on historic viking landscapes in northern Europe.
More broadly, my research focuses on developing a model for cultural landscapes that aims at linking and activating past and present functions of the landscapes in order to understand how to better engage visitors and guide preservation and management practices in a more systematic way. My hope is that this model will also help natural and cultural sectors work together using a more holistic approach in the context of cultural landscape analysis and conservation.
Burlingame, K., 2014. "The Universal Museums Declaration: Cultural and Ethical Implications." In Ona Vileikis (Editor) 2014, The Right to [World] Heritage , Conference Proceedings. Cottbus, Germany.
Burlingame, K., 2014. "Whispers of a Common Past: Mapping Intangible Heritage of the 1923 Greek and Turkish population exchange." In Diadrasis, eDialogos No. 4 , 2014 Athens, Greece.