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.
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
- Vetenskapssocieteten (The New Society of Letters) Dissertation Award – 2021
- Besöksnäringens forsknings- och utvecklingsfond Årets Ciceron Nominee – 2020 and 2021
- Eastern European Initiatives Congress, Grand Prize in ‘Heritage Field’ – 2014
- Eugene N. Borza Award in Classics – 2011
- Reverend Thomas Bermingham, S.J. Scholarship in Classics – 2011