Areas of Research
Work Package 1 “Connectivities built by institutions”
PhD Project 1
Professional take on participation (working title)
This project focuses on how professionals in memory institutions (archives, libraries, museums) cope with the requirements of PMW in their daily work. How they are conceptualising their work in relation to what participatory heritage means, how they can integrate participatory ideas and concepts in their professional practices, and how they relate to participation of underprivileged groups. Building case studies, I study professionals’ concepts and understandings of participation in its variety; considering amongst others, job roles, gender aspects, and institutional infrastructures. Doing so, I hope to create a better understanding of the European professional take on ‘participation’.
Master of Arts in Public Humanities, Brown University, USA
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences, University College Roosevelt, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Program Assistant Faculty Led and Custom Programs, CIEE Amsterdam, Netherlands
PR and Communications, Mapping Slavery research project, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Exhibit Researcher and Content Developer, Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
Research Assistant Public Humanities, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
Grants & Program Evaluation Intern, Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, Providence, RI, USA
Communications Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator, UPP Arts, Providence, RI, USA
Museum Educator, Zeeuws Museum, Middelburg, the Netherlands
Interest and Expertise
- Public humanities
- Collective/Public memory
- Colonial and slavery heritage of the Netherlands
Zwart, Inge S.; Sabina, G. Weistra: Grenzeloos Actief: Grensoverschrijdende Samenwerking en Identiteitsvorming in Koewacht. In: Onderzoeksrapport Grensoverschijdende Identiteit en Maatschappelijk Middenveld In Zeeuws-Vlaanderen, Middelburg: University College Roosevelt, 2014.
Recent Conferences and Workshop Presentations
“Dutch Slavery and Colonialism in the Museum Across Postcolonial Boundaries”, Conference paper at Memories de l’Esclavage et de la Colonisation: Historiographie, Arts, Musées, Le Mans Université, France, November 2017.
“Day of Public Humanities”, Lighting Talk at North Eastern Public Humanities Consortium, Newark New Jersey, USA, April 2017.
“Memorializing Slavery and Dutch Colonialism”, Guest Lecture at Brown University, Department of Africana Studies, Slavery, Materiality, and Memorialization, Providence, USA, March 2017.
If you want to make sure you are up to date with POEM, please sign up to our newsletter. We will keep you informed on a regular basis via email of news from the European Training Network POEM, its partners, and projects.
Concepts, strategies and media infrastructures for envisioning socially inclusive potential futures of European Societies through culture.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 764859.