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  • Flâneries in a Northern Urban Landscape. Affective atmospheres, diffuse museum and the creation of Heritage in the 21st century. 

    Naguib, Saphinaz Amal; Farstadvoll, Stein (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2019)
    The present paper by Saphinaz Naguib and its integrated photographic essay by Stein Farstadvoll address the cultural dimension of sustainability and questions pertaining to heritage in the twenty-first century, with Vardø, a small fishing town in the north-eastern coast of Norway, as our object of study. The two essays are set in a dialogic relationship with each other, and explore the notions of ...
  • A Fishy Tale about a Sheep and a Dog – Isotope Studies and Medieval Sámi Mobility and Husbandry in Inner Finnmark, Northern Norway 

    Spangen, Marte; Fjellström, Markus (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-01-01)
    Datings of sheep and dog bone samples from a so-called ‘Sámi circular offering site’ at Bealjalgnai in Karasjok Municipality, Finnmark, Norway, show that they were deposited in the Middle Ages. They are among the earliest dated bones from such structures, and the sheep is the oldest known example from this part of inland Finnmark. Isotope analyses show that the dog lived primarily on aquatic foodstuffs, ...
  • Arkeologiske undersøkelser av Kalvik krigsfangeleir 

    Figenschau, Ingar; Arntzen, Johan Eilertsen (Research report; Forskningsrapport, 2019)
    De arkeologiske undersøkelsene av Kalvik krigsfangeleir ble gjennomført med finansiering fra Statens Vegvesen, Nordland fylkeskommune og Riksantikvaren med bakgrunn i utbedring av E6 i Sørfold kommune, Nordland fylke. Undersøkelsen, som ble gjennomført av AHR ved UiT, Norges arktiske universitet, foregikk høsten 2017. Feltarbeidet inkluderte arkeologisk utgraving, detaljert dokumentasjon av synlige ...
  • Blant restene av Retiro: Forfall og kulturminner 

    Farstadvoll, Stein (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2016)
    This article discusses how dilapidated material heritage could be understood as something more than just an abject phenomenon. Archaeology of the recent past offers an opportunity to consider such things from a more nuanced perspective that don’t dismiss them out of hand. These nuances shed new light on how dilapidated things shape our experience of the recent past. The discussion is based on Retiro, ...
  • Processual Pagans: Quasi-longitudinal approaches to survey research 

    Lewis, James R; Zhang, Xinzhang; Utaaker, Oscar-Torjus (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Preprint; Manuskript, 2018)
    There is a common pattern for researchers to study one particular new religion, write a monograph or article on that specific group, and then begin the cycle all over again with a different group. This approach causes one to remember such groups as relatively stable organizations, fixed in memory at a specific stage of development, rather than as dynamic, evolving groups. In the present article, we ...
  • Urban infant mortality and religion at the end of the nineteenth and in the early twentieth century: the case of Ekaterinburg, Russia 

    Glavatskaya, Elena; Borovik, Julia; Thorvaldsen, Gunnar (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-08-03)
    Modern demographers analyse regional and other infant mortality differentials as important factors behind the current life expectancy of Russian citizens. Historically, however, the Russian Empire is simply displayed as one block with high infant mortality rates. Also with respect to cultural background factors, Russia is often perceived as religiously homogeneous with the Orthodox Church dominating ...
  • Å skrive om fortidens samiske mennesker 

    Rasmussen, Siv (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    Hva ville fortidens samer si dersom de kunne lese det som er skrevet om dem? Ville de kjenne seg igjen i beskrivelsene, og ville de føle seg forstått? Eller ville de riste på hodet og si: – Nei, denne forfatteren vet jo ingenting om vårt egentlige liv. Vi forklarte jo dette for han presten som var her, men han har misforstått fullstendig.
  • Research into minorities: between science and politics 

    Landsem, Lena Ingilæ (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    В статье рассматривается взаимосвязь между наукой и политикой в исследованиях меньшинств в период с 1979 до середины 1980-х гг. в Университете Тромсё. На исследование оказали влияние различные условия того времени, такие как политические события и приоритеты и идеологические потоки в академических кругах. Три фактора повлияли на выбор темы, приоритетов и подходов к исследованиям меньшинств в Северной ...
  • Venting som metode 

    Tafjord, Bjørn Ola (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    This essay discusses waiting as a method in research and teaching. Appropriate waiting can often lead to better and even quicker understanding of people and questions. How to wait fruitfully is contextual knowledge. Respectful waiting is an ethical issue. Fieldworkers can learn proper waiting from their hosts. Good teachers and supervisors practice waiting and encourage patience.
  • Bokmelding. Knut Dørum og Eirin Holberg: Frå høvdingdøme til statsmakt i Noreg ca. 200–1350 

    Spangen, Marte (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-11-21)
  • Introduction: Intergenerational Transmissions of Infant Mortality using the Intermediate Data Structure (IDS) 

    Quaranta, Luciana; Sommerseth, Hilde Leikny (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-12-20)
    It has previously been shown that infant mortality clusters in a subset of families, a phenomenon which was observed in historical populations as well as contemporary developing countries. A transmission of death clustering across generations has also been shown in Belgium, but it is unknown whether such effects are specific to the studied context or are also found in other areas. The current article ...
  • Contrasting patterns of prehistoric human diet and subsistence in northernmost Europe 

    Pääkkönen, Mirva; Blauer, Auli; Olsen, Bjørnar Julius; Evershed, Richard P.; Asplund, Henrik (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-01-18)
    Current archaeological evidence indicates the transition from hunting-fishing-gathering to agriculture in Northern Europe was a gradual process. This transition was especially complex in the prehistoric North Fennoscandian landscape where the high latitude posed a challenge to both domestic animal breeding and cereal cultivation. The conditions varied, the coastal dwellers had access to rich marine ...
  • Læstadianismens Jerusalem: Om konstruksjoner av hellige steder 

    Kristiansen, Roald E (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    The article examines the early ecclesiology of the Firstborn Laestadians in Northern Sweden and Norway where the geographical concept of “Lappland” (lappmark) became a significant term for the Laestadian congregations. The meaning of this term is interpreted in light of the Laestadians’ reading of the Bible in which the image of the biblical Jerusalem as the center for early Christianity is related ...
  • The Intergenerational Transfer of Infant Mortality in Northern Norway during the 19th and Early 20th Centuries 

    Sommerseth, Hilde Leikny (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    This paper is one of a series of five studying the intergenerational transfer of infant mortality down the maternal line. All five studies share the same theoretical and methodological design, and use data derived from a standard database format: the Intermediate Data Structure (IDS). The data for the research reported in this paper were derived from a longitudinal dataset covering the 19th and 20th ...
  • Emigrants in the Historical Population Register of Norway 

    Thorvaldsen, Gunnar (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-09-12)
    Both the completed transcription of our emigration protocols, the construction of the national Historical Population Register, and other developments make an article about methods for studying emigration from Norway through the last couple of centuries topical. It starts by discussing the Norwegian and American source material where we can identify the emigrants’ absence from Norway. It in particular ...
  • Migration and the Historical Population Register of Norway 

    Thorvaldsen, Gunnar; Østrem, Nils Olav (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-09-12)
    The Historical Population Register (HPR) of Norway gives rise to new research opportunities on a large array of topics spanning medicine, social sciences and humanities. This introductory article outlines the contents of the register, the periods it covers, and its use, particularly with respect to the study of geographic mobility. This article introduces the articles in this issue, which concentrate ...
  • In the wake of the wake. An investigation of the impact of the Storegga tsunami on the human settlement of inner Varangerfjord, northern Norway 

    Blankholm, Hans Peter (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-06-02)
    The Storegga tsunami (8175-8120 cal. BP, Bondevik et al., 2012) has often been described as a catastrophe spelling major disaster and demographic decline for the people in the danger zone. More nuance is needed if we are to understand the effects. Most studies have had a supra-regional or regional character; less effort seems to have put into studies at the sub-regional level. The Norwegian coast, ...
  • Evolutionary theory on the move: New perspectives on evolution in the cognitive science of religion 

    Czachesz, Istvan (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    This article discusses the use of evolutionary theory in the cognitive science of religion (CSR), with special attention to critical issues and new developments. In the first part of the article, I will discuss the definition of evolution and describe the Modern Synthesis (or neo-Darwinian theory). In the next part, I will consider various evolutionary perspectives in CSR, including evolutionary ...
  • Dorset, Norse, or Thule? Technological transfers, marine mammal contamination, and AMS dating of spun yarn and textiles from the Eastern Canadian Arctic 

    Smith, Michele Hayeur; Smith, Kevin P.; Nilsen, Gørill (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-07-14)
    Yarn and textiles recovered from prehistoric Dorset and Thule culture sites in the Eastern Canadian Arctic have raised questions about the extent and timing of indigenous and Norse interaction in the New World, whether the yarn represents technological transfers between Greenland's Norse settlers and the Dorset, or whether these Indigenous Arctic groups had independent fiber technologies before ...
  • Armaments and ornaments: mate-guarding and the evolutionary roots of religion 

    Czachesz, Istvan (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Preprint; Manuskript, 2018-09-13)
    This article explores the connection between sexual selection and religion, locating the origins of religious behavior in mate guarding after the transition to terrestrial life in <i>Homo erectus</i> 1.8 million years ago. An important consequence of the transition was the emergence of a polygynous, multiple-family social structure, which gave rise to mate guarding as a successful strategy. Further, ...

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