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Education information

BA, MA, PhD.

Description of research and teaching

I am Associate Professor in Cultural Heritage Studies, responsible for the Masters-level cultural heritage studies curriculum. My research interests include community engagement in cultural heritage and museums, archaeology and metal detecting, dark/difficult heritage, and heritage crime. 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.

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Community Archaeology
  • 5141 Sociology
  • Criminology
  • 6160 Other humanities
  • Museum Studies
  • Cultural Heritage Management

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2009 2019

A Citizen Science Approach to Archaeology: Finnish Archaeological Finds Recording Linked Open Database (SuALT)

Wessman, A., Thomas, S., Rohiola, V., Kuitunen, J., Ikkala, E., Tuominen, J., Koho, M. & Hyvönen, E., 27 May 2019, Proceedings of the Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 4th Conference : Copenhagen, Denmark, March 5-8, 2019. Navarretta, C., Agirrezabal, M. & Maegaard, B. (eds.). Aachen: CEUR Workshop Proceedings, p. 469-478 10 p. (CEUR Workshop Proceedings; no. 2364).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Open Access

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

Thomas, S. & Banks, I., 2019, In : Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage. 6, 1, p. 51-68 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Becoming a student again in Oklahoma

Thomas, S., 2 Feb 2019, In : OKPAN Quarterly. 2, p. 16-20 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalOther articlesGeneral public

Open Access

Citizen Science in Archaeology: Developing a Collaborative Web Service for Archaeological Finds in Finland

Wessman, A. P. F., Thomas, S. E., Rohiola, V., Koho, M., Ikkala, E., Tuominen, J. A., Hyvönen, E. A., Kuitunen, J., Parviainen, H. & Niukkanen, M., 24 Jun 2019, Transforming Heritage Practice in the 21st Century : Contributions from Community Archaeology. Jameson, J. & Musteață, S. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 337-352 16 p. (One World Archaeology).

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

Dark Heritage

Thomas, S. E., Herva, V-P., Seitsonen, O. & Koskinen-Koivisto, E., 22 Aug 2019, Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. Smith, C. (ed.). Living Edition ed. Cham: Springer, 11 p.

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

Projects 2014 2025


Activities 2006 2019

Examination of Masters Thesis

Suzie Thomas (Pre-examiner)
14 Jan 2019

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

Between skins – animal skins in the Iron Age and historical burials in eastern Fennoscandia

Suzie Thomas (Member of thesis committee / follow-up group)
5 Apr 2019

Activity: Examination typesMember of doctoral thesis committee / follow-up group

George Smith

Suzie Thomas (Host)
5 May 201918 May 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Tourism in Islands in the XXI Century

Suzie Thomas (Scientific Committee Member)
25 Nov 201927 Nov 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

All that glitters is not gold: Understanding participation in Italian community archaeology

Suzie Thomas (Member of thesis committee / follow-up group)
21 Jun 2019

Activity: Examination typesMember of doctoral thesis committee / follow-up group

Press / Media

Citizen Research or Irreversible Harm?

Suzie Thomas


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Interview on A-Studio, Yle (television)

Suzie Thomas


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media