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Dr Britt Baillie PhD

Biography:

Dr. Baillie is a researcher and founding member of the Centre for Urban Conflict Research, University of Cambridge and a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow on the Capital Cities Institutional Research Theme, University of Pretoria. Previously, she was an Affiliated Lecturer at the Division of Archaeology University of Cambridge; Director of Studies for Archaeology and Anthropology at Peterhouse; a Post-Doctoral Research Associate on the Conflict in Cities and the Contested State ESRC funded research project; an AHRC funded Early Career Researcher on the Cambridge Community Heritage Project; a Research Fellow at CLUE VU University of Amsterdam and a coordinator of the Cambridge Heritage Research Group. She recently co-edited Locating Urban Conflicts: Ethnicity, Nationalism and the Everyday with Wendy Pullan. Britt Baillie is a co-editor of the Palgrave Studies in Heritage and Conflict series with Prof. Rob van der Laarse and Dr. Ihab Saloul.

Dr. Baillie completed her PhD in Archaeology and Heritage Management at the Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge. Her thesis title was 'The Wounded Church: War, Destruction and Reconstruction of Vukovar's religious heritage'. She features in National Geographic's documentary entitled: 'Viking Apocalypse' in which she explores the fate of 54 beheaded skeletons found in a mass-grave in Dorset, UK.

Research Interests

Britt Baillie's current research interest include: the politicization of cultural heritage, memory and identity, religious uses and concepts of space, and theories of destruction. Her work with Conflict in Cities focused on the changing landscape of East Jerusalem. Her other work focuses on heritage management in Cambodia, the Former-Yugoslavia and South Africa.

Key Publications

Britt Baillie is a co-editor of the Palgrave Studies in Heritage and Conflict series with Prof. Rob van der Laarse and Dr. Ihab Saloul

 

Baillie, B. (2014) Adjacencies and Urban conflict, in Creative Adjacencies - New Challenges for Architecture, Design and Urbanism (proceedings of the conference)" (eds. Cooper F, Greene M, Pinheiro Machado D, Scheerlinck K & Schoonjans Y): Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Estudios Urbanos, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile) & Faculty of Architecture, KU Leuven (Belgium).

Lewis, C. & B. Baillie. 2014. Archaeological Test Pit Excavations in west Wickham, Cambridgeshire. Cambridge: Access Cambridge Archaeology. available at: http://www.access.arch.cam.ac.uk/reports/cambridgeshire/west-wickham/2013/WestWickham2013Report.pdf

Pullan, W. & B. Baillie (eds.) 2013. Locating Urban Conflicts: Ethnicity, Nationalism and the Everyday. (London: Palgrave)

Baillie, B. 2013. Approaches to Heritage Management in the Contested City of Jerusalem.  In M.K. Bowe, B. Carpeneti I. Dull and J. Lipkowitz (eds.) Heritage Studies: Stories in the Making. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Baillie, B. 2013. Capturing Facades: Structural Violence and the (Re)construction Vukovar’s Churches, Space and Polity, 17(3).

Baillie, B. 2013. Memorializing the ‘Martyred City’: Negotiating Vukovar’s Wartime Past' , in Pullan, W. & B. Baillie (eds.)   Locating Urban Conflicts: Ethnicity, Nationalism and the Everyday. (London: Palgrave)

Baillie, B; Chatzoglou, A. & S. Taha. 2010.  The Commodification of Heritage, Heritage Management 3(1):51-71.

Baillie, B. 2007. Angkor Wat, Monks and ZEMP: issues of ownership on a World Heritage sit, in Ename Centre for Public Archaeology and Heritage (ed.) Interpreting the Past. Vol. 4. Ghent: Ename Centre for Public Archaeology and Heritage.

Baillie, B. 2007. 'Conservation of the sacred at Angkor Wat: further reflections on Living Heritage',  Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites. Vol. 8 (3). P 123-131.

Dr. Baillie features in Cambridge University's Science Festival podcast on Sustainable Cities in an Uncertain Future. Listen here: http://sms.cam.ac.uk/media/1678503