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. Responsible Metal Detecting

    Thomas, S. E., 5 Dec 2018, The SAS Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences. Lopez Varela, S. & Fairclough, G. (eds.). Wiley

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia / dictionaryScientificpeer-review

  2. Asset, Burden, Cultybraggan: Community site ownership in a Scottish village

    Thomas, S. & Banks, I., 22 Nov 2018, In : Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage. 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. "Traces of our Ancient Religion": Meaning-Making and Shamanism at Sámi Offering Places and at the Isogaisa Festival, Northern Norway.

    Äikäs, T., Fonneland, T., Thomas, S., Perttola, W. & Kraft, S. E., 15 Nov 2018, Archaeological Sites as Space for Modern Spiritual Practice. Leskovar, J. & Karl, R. (eds.). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 1-20 20 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. Pieterjan Deckers

    Suzie Thomas (Host)
    2 Dec 20187 Dec 2018

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

  2. Vykintas Vaitkevičius

    Suzie Thomas (Host)
    26 Nov 20181 Dec 2018

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

  3. Irmelin Axelsen

    Suzie Thomas (Host)
    25 Nov 201830 Nov 2018

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

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Latest prizes

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Latest projects

  1. Digital Educational Tool Develeopment – Durgapuja and Museums

    Zeiler, X., Thomas, S., Wessman, A., Tomperi, E., Vainonen, P., Forsell, H., Grieve, G., Radde-Antweiler, K., Ray Murray, P., Sillanpää, S. & Huhtaniemi, E.

    University of Helsinki, Helsinki

    Project: Research project

  2. SuALT: SuALT: yhteisöllinen tutkimusinfrastruktuuri arkeologisille löydöille linkitetyn avoimen tiedon avulla

    Thomas, S., Hyvönen, E., Salmela, U., Tuominen, J., Wessman, A., Ikkala, E., Koho, M., Melin, J., Kangert, N., Deckers, P., Roymans, N., Lewis, M., Dobat, A. & Pitblado, B.

    EU, Academy of Finland, SUOMEN AKATEMIA

    Project: Research project

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