Suzie Thomas


Education information

BA, MA, PhD.

Description of research and teaching

I am university lecturer in museum studies, responsible for the Masters-level museum studies curriculum. My research interests include community engagement in cultural heritage and museums, archaeology and metal detecting, dark/difficult heritage, cultural heritage crime, and museum security. I am Principal Investigator on the project SuALT, which is an Academy of Finland consortium project aimed at developing an open source research infrastructure for archaeological discoveries made and reported by the public in Finland. I am open to supervision of doctoral researchers interested in issues around museums and heritage.


Curriculum Vitae

Latest publications

  1. Introduction

    Halme, A-M., Mustonen, T., Taavitsainen, J-P., Thomas, S. E. & Weij, A. 12 Mar 2018 Heritage is Ours: Citizens Participating in Decision-making. Halme, A-M., Mustonen, T., Taavitsainen, J-P., Thomas, S. & Weij, A. (eds.). Helsinki: Europa Nostra Finland, p. 6-9 4 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  2. Accepted/In press

    Commentary: Metal detecting in focus again - A response to Immonen and Kinnunen, Winkley, Hardy, and Rogerson

    Thomas, S. E. 24 Jan 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Public Archaeology. 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

  3. Editorial

    McDavid, C. & Thomas, S. E. 8 Jan 2018 In : Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage. 5, 1, p. 1-3 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

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Latest activities

  1. Europa Nostra Finland (Publisher)

    Anna-Maija Halme (Editor), Tapani Mustonen (Editor), Jussi-Pekka Taavitsainen (Editor), Thomas, S. (Editor), Astrid Weij (Editor)
    12 Mar 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditor of research anthology/collection/conference proceedings

  2. ‘Bottom-up’ and ‘top-down’ participation

    Thomas, S. (Speaker)
    12 Mar 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  3. Community archaeology: cases, models, methodology

    Thomas, S. (Speaker)
    12 Feb 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

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Latest prizes

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Fil. toht., arkeologia

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