Papers and Publications

Conference Papers and Contributions, Seminars

  • 2022, Invited Contributor to the Thinking Circle on Third Space of the conference, ‘Gesellschafts(t)räume? Kultureinrichtungen als Dritte Orte weiterdenken’, hosted by the Zentrum für Kulturelle Teilhabe Baden-Württemberg. Stuttgart, 30.05.2022.
  • 2020, ‘Agonistic (Third) Spaces Through Heritage Interpretation For Diverse Communities.’ Interpret Europe Web Conference 2020, 8.-11.5.2020
  • 2019, ‘Embracing change, acknowledging fear: Interpreting heritage in flux in an age of migration.’ Interpret Europe Conference 2019: Engaging with diversity. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 31.5. – 3.6.2019.
  • 2019, Impulsvortrag, ‘Besucherforschung und der Zweck von Museen’, Spring Conference hosted by Museumsverband Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, 7.4.2019, Ribnitz-Damgarten. Invited speaker.
  • 2018, Impulsvortrag, event on „Diversität im Museum: Herausforderung oder Chance?“, Museumsverband Niedersachsen und Bremen, 23.8.2018, Historisches Museum Hannover. Invited speaker.
  • 2017, ‘Agonistic Interpretation. Proposal for a New Paradigm for Interpretation.’ Interpret Europe Spring Event: Crossing Borders. Prague, Czech Republic, 19. – 21.06.2017. Listen to Slideshare.
  • 2017, ‘heritage-interpretation-in-an-age-of-migrations‘. University of York, York Heritage Seminars Series, 17th January 2017.
  • 2016, ‘Silence is not neutral and objectivity does not exist.’ Challenging History Conference, Cardiff, Wales, UK, 29/30 June 2016.
  • 2016, ‘Re-evaluating the basics: Towards a new paradigm of interpretation in a globalized, diverse world.’ Interpret Europe Conference 2016: Heritage Interpretation for the Future of Europe. Mechelen, Belgium, 21.-24.05.2016
  • 2015, ‘Visitor research based on narrative inquiry and its applications. Experiences from the UK and Germany.’  Museen Verstehen: Methoden, Universität Tübingen, Germany, 28./29.10.2015. Poster.
  • 2015, ‘Controlling meaning? The impact of ‘preferred readings’ on identity work and mutual understanding.’ Interpret Europe Conference 2015: Sensitive heritage, Sensitive interpretation. Krakow, Poland, 06. – 09.06.2015
  • 2014, ‘Identity Work at Heritage Sites: A Stepping Stone to Intercultural Understanding and Peace?’ UMass Amherst Centre for Heritage & Society: Heritage & Healthy Societies – Exploring the links among cultural heritage, environment, and resilience, Amherst, Massachusetts, 14.-16.05.2014. View Slideshare.
  • 2013, ‘Ignore Them At Your Peril: Why We Need to Involve Stakeholders in Interpretation.’ Interpret Europe/National Association of Interpretation Conference 2013: Sharing Our Natural and Cultural Heritage – Interpretation Can Make Us Citizens of the World’, Sigtuna, Sweden, 14.-18.06.2013
  • 2012, ‘Im Zentrum Steht die Öffentlichkeit: Wirkungsorientierung in Großbritannien.’ Jahresversammlung des Bundesverbandes Museumspädagogik 2012: Wie Museumspädagogik Wirkt, Bundesakademie Wolfenbüttel, 02.-04.November 2012
  • 2012 ‘Beyond Conservation: Interpretation for Public Benefit’.  Interpret Europe Conference 2012: Interpretation as a Management Tool, Pisa, Italy,  19 – 22 May 2012
  • 2011 ‘One Site, Many Opinions: Interpreting Diverse and Conflicting Heritage Values’.  Interpret Europe Conference 2011: European Diversity; A treasure-house to challenge heritage interpreters, Freiburg, Germany, 11 – 14 July 2011
  • 2010 ‘From Stakeholder to Audience’ Invited Speaker, Interpretation Canada 2010 Online Conference: Audiences and Innovation. 30. November – 02 December 2010
  • 2010 ‘Is significance important to visitors?’ NAI National Workshop 2010, Las Vegas, 16. – 20. November 2010
  • 2009 Telling her story of War. Addressing gender bias in war interpretation at Culloden Battlefield.’ Invited Speaker, Global Nations, panel on Gender, History and Heritage, Irish Scottish Academic Initiative, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, 29th October – 1st November 2009
  • 2009 ‘With Respect and Dignity.  The challenge of interpreting the Battle of Culloden, Scotland.’ IMTAL Biennial conference 2009, Museum Theatre on the Edge, Monterey, California, August 23 – 27th, 2009
  • 2009 ‘Strong Women for the Cause.  Interpreting the women’s involvement in the 1745 Jacobite Rising.’ Irish-Scottish Women’s History Conference, Trinity College Dublin, 24 – 25th April 2009
  • 2008 ‘Bringing Heritage to Life’. GEM Training Day, Culloden Battlefield, 18th September 2008

Published articles

  • 2018, ‘(Br)Exit Our Values?’ AHI Interpretation Journal 23(1), pp. 35/36. Invited Contributor
  • 2017, ‘Agonistic Interpretation: A New Paradigm in Response to Current Developments.’ Anthropological Journal of European Cultures 27(2), pp. 90 – 109
  • 2016 ‘Was Besucher wollen: Versuch einer Neuformulierung von Heritage Interpretation.’ Museumskunde Band 81, 2/16, pp. 66 – 70
  • 2016 Co-author of EU Voices of Culture Brainstorming Report: The role of culture in promoting inclusion in the context of migration.
  • 2013 ‘Standing at the Crossroads.  Is it time to ask the big questions?’ Interpreting Australia 47, p. 3 and 15. Invited Contributer.
  • 2012 ‘The Female Rebels.  Interpreting the Women of the ’45.’ Legacy January/February 2012, pp. 6-10
  • 2011  ‘Einblicke aus den USA und Großbritannien: Natur- und Kulturinterpretation.’  Standbein Spielbein Museumspädagogik Aktuell
  • 2011 ‘Telling Her Story of War.  Addressing Gender Bias in War Interpretation at Culloden Battlefield.’ Historical Reflections / Réflexions Historiques, special edition on Gender, History and Heritage.  Invited contributor.
  • 2010  ‘Is significance important to visitors?’ Interpretive Sourcebook, NAI National Workshop 2010, ‘An Interpretation Oasis’, National Association for Interpretation, p. 87-89
  • 2010 ‘Update from Culloden [Lessons Learnt]’ Interpretation Journal, magazine of the Association of Heritage Interpretation, Spring 2010, Vol 15 (1), p. 6. Invited contributor.
  • 2009 ‘Interpreting a Battle’, InterpScan, magazine of Interpretation Canada, July Issue 2009, pp. 14 – 16
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