Kristina Jõekalda

Kristina Jõekalda

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Kristina Jõekalda is a member of the research staff of the Estonian Academy of Arts, and a lecturer and PhD candidate at its Institute of Art History and Visual Culture. She has also studied general history and art history at the University of Helsinki.

Her research focuses on the history of art historiography and heritage preservation in the 19th and 20th century, especially the representations of Baltic German cultural identity, the concepts of local and national in the discussions over heritage.


Edited volumes

– A Socialist Realist History? Writing Art History in the Post-War Decades. Eds. Krista Kodres, Kristina Jõekalda, Michaela Marek (Köln, Weimar, Wien: Böhlau, 2019).

– Debating German Heritage: Art History and Nationalism during the Long Nineteenth Century. Eds. Kristina Jõekalda, Krista Kodres (special issue of Kunstiteaduslikke Uurimusi / Studies on Art and Architecture 2014, vol. 23, no. 3/4).


Selected articles

– Heritage, Patrimony or Legacy? Baltic German and Estonian Cultural Dialectic in Facing the Local Past. – Letonica 2018, no. 37, pp. 186−201.

– Memories and Memorials: The Predicament of a Nation State. – U: Estonian Urbanists’ Review 2016, 18 (Jan.), 2–9.

– Art History in Nineteenth-Century Estonia? Scholarly Endeavours in the Context of an Emerging Discipline. – Kunstiteaduslikke Uurimusi / Studies on Art and Architecture 2015, vol. 24, no. 3/4, pp. 115–143.

– Baltic Heritage and Picturesque Ruins: Visual Art as a Means of ‘Inventing’ the Local. – Proceedings of the Art Museum of Estonia 2015, no. 10 (5, special issue: The Artist and Clio. History and Art in the 19th Century. Ed. T.-M. Kreem), pp. 437–474.

– Baltic Identity via German Heritage? Seeking Baltic German Art in the Nineteenth Century. – Kunstiteaduslikke Uurimusi / Studies on Art and Architecture 2014, vol. 23, no. 3/4, pp. 79–110.

– What has become of the New Art History? – Journal of Art Historiography 2013, no. 9 (Dec.), pp. 1–7.

– Architectural Monuments as a Resource: Reworking Heritage and Ideologies in Nazi-Occupied Estonia. – Dailės istorijos studijos / Art History Studies, vol. 5 (special issue: Art and Artistic Life during the Two World Wars. Eds. G. Jankevičiūtė, L. Laučkaitė). Vilnius 2012, pp. 273–299.