Ellinor Dunning is working as an archaeologist since 2015. She obtained her MA in Archaeology at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland in 2016. In her thesis, rewarded by the Jéquier price, she explored the relationship between the institutions responsible of the transmission on prehistoric sites and their reception by the Swiss population.
Scientific collaborator and project coordinator for ArchaeoConcept since 2015, she is working mainly on the preparation of nomination files for the UNESCO World Heritage List for the Emirate of Sharjah (UAE), as well as on the participatory project Salons archéologiques. Conducted throughout Switzerland, this project aims to develop an integrated archaeology, based on the participants' perceptions of archaeology.
Since 2018, she is working at the University of Neuchâtel for the Emotions patrimoniales project, supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation. In the form of a temporary exhibition at the Laténium - parc et musée d’archéologie de Neuchâtel, this project aims to highlight the emotional links that unite the people to archaeological sites, through the medium of vernacular photography and the stories that the pictures reveal.
She defends a democratic production of knowledge and her main interest lies in the development of a social archaeology whose values are shared, and co-constructed.