Ross Hall

Short Description

Ross Hall is Director of Education for Ashoka UK leading on the development of the Changemaker Schools Network.


Selected Publications

Hall, R. (2013): The Better World Programme. Ashoka.

Playfoot, J.; Hall, R. (2009): Effective Education for Employment: A Global Perspective. Edexcel. URL:

Isto Huvila

Short Description

Prof Dr Isto Huvila is professor in Information Studies and an expert in information and knowledge management as well as information behaviour.

Selected Publications

Huvila, Isto (2016): Change and stability in archives, libraries and museums: mapping professional experience in Sweden. In: information research, vol. 21, 1.

Börjesson, L.; Petersson, B.; Huvila, I. (2015): Information Policy for (Digital) Information in Archaeology: current state and suggestions for development. In: Internet Archaeology, 40.

Huvila, Isto (2015): The unbearable lightness of participating? Revisiting the discourses of participation in archival literature. In: Journal of Documentation, 71, P. 358-386.

Huvila, Isto (2013): Library users come to a library to find books: the structuration of the library as a soft information system. In: Journal of Documentation, 69, P. 715-735.

Huvila, Isto (2008): Participatory archive: towards decentralised curation, radical user orientation and broader contextualisation of records management. In: Archival Science, 8, P. 15-36.

Ton Otto

Short Description

Prof Dr Ton Otto is professor of Anthropology at Aarhus University, Denmark, and professor and research leader at James Cook University, Australia. Currently he is also the head of the Ethnographic Department at Moesgaard Museum, Aarhus.

Selected Publications

Otto, T.; Hardy, D. (2016): Transforming artefacts into digital heritage: Developing interactive databases for use by Aboriginal communities. In: Memoirs of the Queensland Museum – Culture.

Otto, T. (2016): History In and For Design. In: Journal of Design History, 29(1), P. 58-70.

Otto, T.; Smith, R. (2013). Design Anthropology: A Distinct Style of Knowing. In: Gunn, W.; Otto, T.; Smith, R.C. (Eds.): Design Anthropology: Theory and Practice. London: Bloomsbury, P. 1-29.

Rachel Charlotte Smith

Short Description

Prof Dr Rachel Charlotte Smith is Associate Professor of Human-Centred Design at Aarhus University, Dept. for Digital Design and Information Science. My research focuses on relations between culture, design and technology, specifically on social change and digital futures through emerging technologies. As an anthropologist I take part in exploring and developing relevant ways in which new digital technology can make sense in relation to people and everyday life in diverse contexts.

Selected Publications

Smith, R. C. (2022): Editorial. Design Anthropology. In: Design Studies (80), Special Section on Design Anthropology, Art. 101081.

Smith, R.C.; Otto, T. (2016): Cultures of the Future: Emergence and Intervention in Design Anthropology. In: Smith, R.C.; Vangkilde, K.; Kjærgaard, M.; Otto, T.; Halse, J.; Binder, T. (Eds.): Design Anthropological Futures. London: Bloomsbury, P. 19-36.

Smith, R.C.; Iversen, O. S. (2014): Participatory heritage innovation: designing dialogic sites of engagement. In: Digital Creativity. London: Routledge.

Smith, R.C. (2013): Designing Digital Cultural Futures: Design Anthropological Sites of Transformation. PhD Dissertation, Faculty of Arts, Arhus University & James Cook University, pp. 284.

Gertraud Koch

Short Description

Prof Dr Gertraud Koch is professor and head of the Institute for Anthropological Studies in Culture and History at University of Hamburg and a member of the expert committee “Intangible Cultural Heritage” of the German Commission for UNESCO. For many years, her main research focuses on cultural diversity, social inclusion, digital cultures, and knowledge anthropology.

Areas of Research

  • Digital Ethnography / Ethnografie des Virtuellen
  • Mobile Media, Augmented Realities, and Virtualization
  • Digital Heritage
  • Oben _unten. Zur Kultur der sozialen Ungleichheit
  • Urban Diversities and Publics
  • Arbeitskulturen

Selected Publications

Koch, Gertraud (2018): The ethnography of Infrastructures. Digital Humanities and Cultural Anthropology. In: Bernadou, Agiatis; Champion, Erik; Dallas, Costis; Hughes, Lorna M. (Ed.): Cultural Heritage Infrastructures in Digital Humanities. London / New York: Routledge, P. 63–81.

Koch, Gertraud (2017) (Ed.): Digitisation. Theories and Concepts for Empirical Cultural Research. London: Routledge.

Lutz, Samantha; Koch, Gertraud (2017): Sustainability, Sustainable Development, and Culture: Diverging Concepts and Practices in European Heritage Work. In: Albert, M-T; Bandarin, Francesco; Roders, Ana Pereira (Eds.): Going Beyond. Perceptions of Sustainability in Heritage Studies No. 2. Cham: Springer International Publishing, P. 71-84.

Koch, Gertraud (2013): Studying heritage in the digital era. In: Albert, M-T.; Bernecker, R.; Rudolph, B. (Eds.): Understanding heritage. Perspectives in heritage studies. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, P. 169-182.

Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert

Short Description

Prof Dr Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert is associate professor and head of the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts at the Cyprus University of Technology. She is also the founder and coordinator of itsVisual Sociology and Museum Studies Lab. Her research interests include museum studies and visual sociology with an emphasis on photography.

Selected Publications

Stylianou-Lambert, T. (2017): Photographing in the Art Museum: Visitor Attitudes and Motivations. In: Visitor Studies, 20:2, P. 114-137.

Stylianou-Lambert, T. (Ed.) (2016): Museums and Visitor Photography: Redefining the Visitor Experience. Boston, Edinburgh: Museums Etc.

Stylianou-Lambert, T.;  Stylianou, E.(Eds.) (2015): Photography, Artists and Museums. In: photographies, 7(2), P. 117-129.

Stylianou-Lambert, T.; Boukas, N.; Yerali-Christodoulou, M. (2014): Museums and Cultural Sustainability: Stakeholders, Forces and Cultural Policies. In: International Journal of Cultural Policy, 20(5), P. 566-587.

Stylianou-Lambert, T. (2012): Tourists with Cameras. Reproducing or Producing. In: Annals of Tourism Research, Vol. 39, No. 4, P. 1817-1838.

Maria Economou

Short Description

Prof Dr Maria Economou is Professor of Digital Cultural Heritage at the School of Humanities (Information Studies) and the Hunterian Museum at the University of Glasgow.

Selected Publications

Economou, M. (2015): Heritage in the Digital Age. In: Logan, W.; Nic Craith, M.; Kockel, U. (Eds.): A Companion to Heritage Studies. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, P. 215-228.

Economou, M.; Pujol Tost, L. (2011): Evaluating the use of virtual reality and multimedia applications for presenting the past. In: Styliaras, G.; Koukopoulos, D.; Lazarinis, F. (Eds.): Handbook of Research on Technologies and Cultural Heritage: Applications and Environments. IGI Global, P. 223-239.

Economou, M.; Meintani, N. (2011): Promising beginning? Evaluating museum mobile phone apps. In: Ciolfi, L., Scott, K. & Barbieri, S. (Eds.): Rethinking Technology in Museums 2011. Emerging experiences. Limerick, Ireland, University of Limerick, 26-27 May 2011, P. 87-101.

Elisabeth Tietmeyer

Short Description

Prof Dr Elisabeth Tietmeyer is Director of the Museum Europäischer Kulturen – Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, Preußischer Kulturbesitz (SPK). Having studied Social Anthropology, European Ethnology and Sociology she had been Head of the European Department and of the Collection Department at the Ethnologisches Museum – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. From 2000 to 2012, she acted as Vice-Director and Senior Curator of the Museum Europäischer Kulturen. From 2010 – 2016, she has served as Deputy Chairwoman of the ICOM International committee for collection (COMCOL). Since 2015 she is board member of ICOM Germany and a member of the expert committee of the German UNESCO commission on Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Areas of Research

  • Diversity
  • Culture Contacts
  • Migration
  • Self/Other
  • Gender
  • Material Culture

Selected Publications

Tietmeyer E. (2017): Material Culture and Identity. On the history and ethnography of the Crimean Tatars in the Museum Europäischer Kulturen – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. In: Crimean Historical Review. 2017, No. 1. P. 169-191.

Tietmeyer, E. (2016): Participation in museums and the question of sustainability – a contradiction? In: Das Museum für alle – Imperativ oder Illusion? Internationales Bodensee-Symposium 18. Juni – 20. Juni 2015: ICOM Schweiz, ICOM Deutschland, ICOM Österreich. 2016, P. 50-60.

Tietmeyer, Elisabeth (Ed.) (2016): Glances into Fugitive Lives. Berlin: Museum Europäischer Kulturen – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Publication Series of the Museum Europäischer Kulturen), vol. 19.

Meijer-van Mensch, L.; Tietmeyer, E. (Eds.) (2013): Participative Strategies in Collecting the Present. In: Berliner Blätter. Ethnografische und ethnologische Beiträge, issue 63. Berlin.

Tietmeyer, E. (2013): The Challenge of “Displaying Europe”. Experiences of the Museum Europäischer Kulturen – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. In: Whitehead, C.; Eckersley, S.; Mason, R. (Eds.): Placing Europe in the Museum.Milano: MELA Books, P. 61-73.

Tietmeyer, E.; Ziehe, I. (Eds.) (2010): Cultural Contacts – Living in Europe. In: Series of the Museum Europäischer Kulturen, vol. 10, Leipzig. 


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