This personal research grant allows Kristina Jõekalda to go deeper into the interdisciplinary topics with which she has been dealing with in her previous articles, MA (2010) and PhD thesis (2020) and during the Estonian Research Council-funded grant Historicizing Art: Knowledge Production in Art History in Estonia amidst Changing Ideologies and Disciplinary Developments (PUT, 2015–2018). Her approach can be positioned in between Art History, Heritage Studies and Nationalism Studies. The project is foremost concerned with the afterlife of architectural heritage in connection with 19th–20th-century art historiography (critical analysis of survey books), history of heritage preservation (legislation and the reception of conservation), and Baltic German and Estonian identity construction (combining the same structures into different narratives). The focus of the grant is therefore on the relationship between heritage and contemporary society in various historical moments.
Principal investigator: Kristina Jõekalda
Project type: EKA Personal Research Grant
Financed by EKA
See in the Estonian Research Information System
THE OUTCOMES OF THE PROJECT ARE
- several presentations and articles;
- the summer school for early career researchers German Heritage in Eastern Europe: Comparing Narratives, Finding New Perspectives (co-organised with dr Stephanie Herold, Bamberg/Berlin) in August 2019;
- the published dissertation German Monuments in the Baltic Heimat? A Historiography of Heritage in the ‘Long Nineteenth Century’ in November 2020;
- the special issue of The Journal of Architecture on European Peripheries of Architectural Historiography (vol. 25, issue 8, co-edited with dr Petra Brouwer, Amsterdam) in late 2020;
- the presentation/report Kivisse kirjutatud identiteet? 19. sajandi järelelu, ehk muutuvaid vaateid Eesti kirikute gotiseerivale renoveerimisele [Identity written in stone? The afterlife of the 19th century, or the Gothicising renovation of Estonian churches at a second glance] in the research seminar series of the Institute of Art History and Visual Culture on 17th Dec. 2020.