Katherine Burlingame

Doctoral Student, Master of Arts, Bachelor of Arts

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Human Geography
  • History
  • Archaeology


  • world heritage, cultural landscapes, historical geography, archaeology, landscape phenomenology


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. 

Professional work

Besides working as an external heritage consultant, I am also an active member of ICOMOS. Currently I contribute to the development of a new international scientific committee on places of religion and ritual. 

Recent research outputs

Katherine Burlingame, 2014, The Right to [World] Heritage: Conference Proceedings. Vileikis, O. (ed.). BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany: International Association of World Heritage Professionals , p. 384-398

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

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