Katherine Burlingame

Postdoctoral Fellow - Archaeology
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BA Classics; BA History; MA World Heritage Studies; PhD Human Geography

Crossing different time periods and geographical areas, my research profile is defined by a curiosity about the past, how it is communicated and experienced today, and how humans find meaning in, and connect with, the many-layered landscapes of the past and present surrounding us. 

After completing my BA in History and in Classics at Penn State University in the United States and working as an archaeologist in Greece, I received a DAAD graduate scholarship to study cultural and natural world heritage at BTU Cottbus in Germany. During my studies I served as a founding student member of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Places of Religion and Ritual (PRERICO). 

In 2020 I earned my PhD from the Department of Human Geography at Lund University in Sweden. My doctoral monograph, Dead Landscapes – and how to make them live, includes a new heritage landscape analysis model that links and activates past and present functions of historical and archaeological landscapes. During this time I also worked as an external heritage consultant with the State Archaeological Office of Schleswig-Holstein in Germany on the UNESCO world heritage site nomination for the Archaeological Border Complex of Hedeby and the Danevirke.

My postdoctoral research on the Relics of Nature project funded by the Norwegian Research Council focuses on the UNESCO world heritage cultural and natural Laponian landscape in northern Sweden. Employing a more-than-human approach through the concept of ‘rewilding' to propose a stronger environmental ethic in heritage studies, the project analyzes shifting nature/culture entanglements, use-values, and management practices of natural and cultural heritage in a changing climate. 


I teach within cultural and landscape geography, heritage studies, and qualitative research methods.

Previous Publications

Burlingame, K. (2022). ‘Presence in Affective Heritagescapes: Connecting Theory to Practice’, Tourism Geographies. 24(2-3), pp: 263–283. doi: 10.1080/14616688.2019.1696882

Burlingame, K. (2021). ‘Learning by Feeling: Excursions into the Affective Landscape.’ Journal of Geography in Higher Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/03098265.2021.1977917

Burlingame, K. (2020). Dead Landscapes – and How to Make Them Live. [Doctoral Dissertation, Lund University]. Available at: https://portal.research.lu.se/portal/en/publications/dead-landscapes--and-how-to-make-them-live(7470a71d-d10b-4163-b75b-84111066273d).html

Burlingame, K. (2020). ‘Hidden in the Mountains: Celebrating Swedish Heritage in Rural Pennsylvania’, in Lovell, J. and Hitchmough, S. (eds.) Authenticity in North America: Place, Tourism, Heritage, Culture and the Popular Imagination. London: Routledge, pp. 134-144. ISBN 9780429440212

Burlingame, K. (2019). ‘Where Are the Storytellers? A Quest to (Re)enchant Geography Through Writing as Method’, Journal of Geography in Higher Education 43(1), pp. 56–70. doi: 10.1080/03098265.2018.1554630

Burlingame, K. (2014). ‘The Universal Museums Declaration: Cultural and Ethical Implications,’ in Vileikis, O. (ed.) The Right to [World] Heritage, Conference Proceedings. Cottbus, Germany, pp. 384-398. ISBN 978-3-00-047536-8 

Burlingame, K., (2014). ‘Whispers of a Common Past: Mapping Intangible Heritage of the 1923 Greek and Turkish Population Exchange’, eDialogos, No. 4, pp. 8-21. Available at: http://www.diadrasis.org/publications/edialogos-04

Burlingame, K. (2011). Forces of Destruction: The Collapse of the Mediterranean Bronze Age [Published bachelor’s thesis]. Pennsylvania State University. Available at: https://honors.libraries.psu.edu/catalog/1942


Tags: Cultural heritage, Cultural landscapes, Tourism, Phenomenology, Landscape Geography, Storytelling, Creative Writing, qualitative research methodologies, Environmental Humanities, Environmental and Landscape Archaeology


  • Burlingame, Katherine & Burlingame, Philip (2022). A heritagescape in the Appalachians: When a tornado came to Kinzua. In Pettenati, Giacomo (Eds.), Landscape as Heritage: International Critical Perspectives. Routledge. ISSN 9781032046235.
  • Burlingame, Katherine & Papmehl-Dufay, Ludvig (2022). Excavation to storytelling: Perspectives from archaeological heritagescapes in Sweden. Archaeological Review from Cambridge. ISSN 0261-4332. 37.1, p. 50–70. Full text in Research Archive

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