Conferences & publications

Past AND forthcoming presentations & TALKS

‘Connecting people, connecting practices – The potential of extending participatory work into the online realm’, Paper presentation with Cassandra Kist, SIEF Conference ‘Breaking the Rules: Power, Participation, Transgression’, University of Helsinki [online], June 2021. [forthcoming]

‘Constructing a (different) message: Reflecting approaches and narratives that constitute discourses on migrants in museums’, Paper presentation, IMISCOE Spring Conference ‘Messaging Migration and Mobility’, Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford, March 2021. [forthcoming]

‘Remixing museum objects – a co-creative intervention for cultural exchange’, Poster presentation with Franziska Mucha, CARMAH Conference ‘Now, to the future. Transformations in Museums and Heritage in the 21st Century’, Berlin, June 2020. [rescheduled – tba]

‘A story to keep – Infrastructures for the inclusion of forced migrants’ narratives in museum collections’, Curated Session ‘Infrastructures and future possibilities for participation’, Association for Critical Heritage Studies Conference, University College London [online], August 2020.

‘The museum as a facilitator: Stimulating the integration of recent refugees in Berlin’, ASA19 Conference on ‘Anthropological Perspectives on Global Challenges’, University of East Anglia, Norwich, September 2019.

‘The Archive of Forgotten Memories’, One Stop Shop, Conference ‘What’s Missing? Collecting and Exhibiting Europe’, Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin, June 2019.

‘Extending and internalising participatory practices’, POEM Opening Conference on ‘Participatory Memory Practices: Connectivities, Empowerment, and Recognition of Cultural Heritages in Mediatized Memory Ecologies’, Museum der Arbeit, Hamburg, December 2018.

‘Q&A with Dr Rastko Sknepnek and Susanne Boersma’, Dundee Science Festival, Dundee, November 2017.

‘Interpreting Public Sculpture’, Museum Studies Dissertation Conference, University of Leicester, Leicester, June 2016.


Boersma, S. Aandacht voor ‘de vluchteling’ – Stereotypische representatie van vlucht in musea. Boekman Extra, Amsterdam, Voorjaar 2021. [forthcoming]

Boersma, S., Chahine, A., Mucha, F. & Zwart, I. The Archive of Forgotten Memories – A Participatory Process of Reflexivity. In: Tietmeyer, E., Edenheiser, I. & Boersma, S. (Eds.): What’s Missing? Collecting and Exhibiting Europe. Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Reimer, Berlin, 2020.

Tietmeyer, E., Edenheiser, I. & Boersma, S. (Eds.): What’s Missing? Collecting and Exhibiting Europe. Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Reimer, Berlin, 2020.

Boersma, S. Facilitators of integration? Museums and their potential role in empowering refugees, Museological Review, Issue 24, June 2020, 114-122. Access online.


Wittenzellner, J. & Boersma, S. (Eds.): Murcia: Im Garten Europas. Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Berlin, July 2021. [Exhibition catalogue] [forthcoming]

Boersma, S. Rethinking the ethics of museums and heritage sites. Contribution to the POEM Newsletter, Issue 6, 2021. [forthcoming]

Boersma, S. & Mucha, F. What’s Missing? Reflections on the thought-provoking conference at Museum Europäischer Kulturen, 26-28 June 2019 in Berlin. Contribution to the POEM Newsletter, Issue 3, 2019. Access online.

Boersma, S., Moraitopolou, E. & Theocharidou, M. The POEM Image Film: A participatory project. Contribution to the POEM Newsletter, Issue 2, 2019. Access online. Or view the POEM film.

Hutchinson, L. & Boersma, S. (Eds.) Sculpture Park Hill. A social history of the sculpture park’s location. S1 Artspace, Sheffield, 2017.

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