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    • Living with Heritage: Involuntary Entanglements of the Anthropocene – An Introduction 

      Venovcevs, Anatolijs; Bangstad, Torgeir Rinke (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-09-20)
      Heritage has come to be understood as a set of valued objects, landscapes and prac-tices to be preserved and maintained for the benefit of present and future generations (Harrison 2020, 20–31). In recent years, commitments to safeguard and care for heritage have proliferated, fuelled by perceptions of threat that urge caretakers to act before it is too late (Holtorf 2015; DeSilvey and Harrison 2020). ...
    • Ambiguous Matter: The Life of Mine Waste 

      Venovcevs, Anatolijs (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-09-20)
      This paper explores mine waste that originates from resource extraction by specifically focusing on waste rock, tailings, dust and material culture from the resource extraction industry. By drawing on examples from fieldwork, archives, local media commentary and limited interviews from two iron-mining regions in Arctic Norway and sub-Arctic Canada, this paper follows mine waste as it routinely ...
    • Kristian 2.s sak mot Joachim Wullenwever. Eksilkongens færøypolitikk ca. 1523–25 

      Grohse, Ian Peter (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-03-11)
      Det finnes en omfattende forskning om Kristian 2.s (r. 1513–1523/24) endelikt som dansk og norsk konge. Fallets konsekvenser for Færøyene, et av den norske kronens skattland, har ikke vært gjenstand for særskilt analyse. Kildene for et slikt formål er fåtallige, men rike. Den mest nevneverdige er en arrestordre utstedt av Kristian 2.s visekansler mot kongens tidligere fogd på øyene, Joachim ...
    • The Impact of Microdata in Norwegian Historiography 1970 to 2020 

      Thorvaldsen, Gunnar; Sommerseth, Hilde Leikny (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-03-01)
      The establishment of the Norwegian Historical Data Centre, the 1801 project at the University of Bergen and the data transcriptions and scanned versions of the sources in the National Archives made Norwegian microdata much more available. A more detailed description of the digital techniques applied to the wealth of censuses, church records and other types of nominative data from the 18th century onwards, ...
    • EXCAVATING WAR AND IDLENESS: THE CASE OF SVÆRHOLT 

      Farstadvoll, Stein; Figenschau, Ingar Olsborg; Olsen, Bjørnar Julius; Witmore, Christopher L. (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-08-12)
      For the last decade, the World War II prisoner-of-war camp and battery at Sværholt in northernmost Norway have been objects of archaeological investigation. This article presents the results from excavations and associated studies, including new descriptions of extant structures and found artefacts, comparative osteological analyses of middens, and their implications. Our purpose in presenting these ...
    • Is Finitude Original? A Rereading of "violence and Metaphysics" 

      Rolfsen, Theodor Sandal (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-04-21)
      This article seeks to challenge what may seem to be an obvious assertion: that finitude is original in the sense that it must be presupposed that any possible meaning can only be thought beginning from this finitude. I do this through a rereading of Derrida’s epochal essay “Violence and Metaphysics,” which perhaps is the most decisive interpretation of the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas. In the ...
    • Anders Poulsens sterke runebomme - Proveniens og Repatriering 

      Hagen, Rune Blix (Conference object; Konferansebidrag, 2022-05-20)
    • A narratological approach to witchcraft trial records: creating experience 

      Toivo, Raisa Maria; Willumsen, Liv Helene (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-01-20)
      The article uses narratology as a tool to examine the seventeenth-century witchcraft trials in Finland and the area of Finnmark, Northern Norway, to analyse how experience as a category of knowledge and expression surfaces in original court records. This article focuses on courtroom discourse in witchcraft trials: the interrogation, what the accused confessed to in terms of ideas about witchcraft, ...
    • Free Zone Scientology and Other Movement Milieus: A Preliminary Characterization 

      Lewis, James R (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2014-01-23)
      Free Zone refers to the subculture constituted by people and organizations that adhere to the beliefs and practices of Scientology but who do so outside of – and without the sanction of – the Church of Scientology. The analysis in the present article uses the Free Zone plus a selection of comparable subcultures associated with other religious groups as case studies to explore the nature and ...
    • Spiritual Entrepreneurship in a Northern Landscape: Spirituality, Tourism and Politics 

      Fonneland, Trude A. (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2013-01-07)
      A cultural turn in the economy has led to growth in what might be called ‘spiritual entrepreneurship’.1 This term refers to entrepreneurs inspired by a New Age philosophy marketing spiritual values such as ‘self-development’, ‘holism’ and ‘deep values’. To shed light on this type of enterprise, the article examines one of its practitioners; Esther Utsi at Polmakmoen Guesthouse in northern ...
    • Gorodskaia smertnost’v Norvegii vo vtoroi polovine XIX v.(po materialam prikhodskikh knig Tronheima) 

      Sommerseth, Hilde Leikny; Walhout, Evelien (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-06-29)
      Исследование посвящено детальному анализу смертности в Тронхейме — третьем по величине городе Норвегии во второй половине XIX в. На основе индивидуальных данных о причинах смерти, содержащихся в приходских книгах города Тронхейма, анализируются причины смерти и практики их регистрации, а также те изменения, которые проходили в условиях роста урбанизации и индустриализации. Изучив историю регистрации ...
    • Om glede, jubel og selvutvikling. Naturlig fødsel i New Age 

      Kraft, Siv Ellen (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2011-06-30)
      ”Med smerte skal du føde dine barn,” sier Gud til Eva i Første Mosebok, og det som straff for hennes overtredelse av Guds bud. Noen tusen år seinere gjør det fortsatt vondt, men bibelfortellingene konkurrerer med andre fortellinger, enkelte av dem langt mer positive. Blant de mest positive finnes New Age-varianter av naturlig fødsel. Det å føde barn handler her om å ta del i skaperakten, om å ...
    • Kjønn i samisk nysjamanisme : fortida som premissleverandør for nye kjønnskonstruksjonar 

      Fonneland, Trude A. (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2011-12-31)
      Nysjamanar sine konstruksjonar av kjønn er nært kopla til deira konstruksjonar av fortida. Nysjamanar aktualiserar fortida som eit forankringspunkt og som eit grunnlag for identitetskonstruksjon for kvinner og menn i notida. I artikkelen spør eg kva verdiar som vert tillagt menn og kvinner i eit nysjamanistisk miljø. Eg ser på deira søken etter ei ny samfunnsordning der kjønnshierarki skal erstattast ...
    • Vietnamisisk religion : en oversikt med kommentarer til nyere forskning 

      Kristiansen, Roald E. (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2011-12-31)
      Etter gjenforeningen av Vietnam i 1975, lukket de vietnamesiske myndighetene i stor grad landet og la til rette for en politikk der religionsfriheten hadde klare grenser. Etter at nye politiske linjer ble trukket opp midt på 1980-tallet, åpnet man for et større mangfold både økonomisk og kulturelt. I kjølvannet av denne åpenheten, har dermed det religiøse livet blomstret kraftig opp og blir i ...
    • Trondenes Seminarium: Et lærdomsmiljø grunnlegges 

      Willumsen, Liv Helene (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2014-05-05)
      Trondenes Teacher Training Institute: The Creation of an Educational Environment <p><p>The present article investigates the foundation of the very first governmentfinanced teacher training institute in Norway, Trondenes Seminarium. Established in 1826 in northern Norway, its aim was to train primary school teachers and catechists for the northernmost areas of the country, in response to the growing ...
    • Urban Indigenous Organizing and Institution-Building in Norway and Russia: By and For Whom? 

      Berg-Nordlie, Mikkel; Andersen, Anna; Dankertsen, Astri (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2022-01)
      This chapter explores historical developments as regards the organizational side of urban Sámi life, with a focus on two specific types of urban Indigenous “spaces” that Sámi activists have created: urban Indigenous NGOs and urban Indigenous culture houses. We compare developments regarding the establishment of such spaces in Norway and Russia, analyzing them through the lens of the concepts of ...
    • Nattverd, kropp, erindring 

      Dahl, Espen (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-06-02)
      Minnestudier har fra dets gjennombrudd på 1980-tallet vist seg relevant for religionsvitenskap og teologi, ikke minst gjennom studier av hvordan minnet opprettholdes og formes av skrift, kanon og monumenter. når oppmerksomheten i den følgende artikkelen skal rettes mot den kristne nattverdsforståelsen, kommer en ofte underbelyst side til syne: Erindringen har også en kroppslig dimensjon. I ...
    • Manker's list: Museum collections in the era of deaccessioning and disposal 

      Olsen, Bjørnar Julius (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-08-12)
      During the last decades debates and concerns over deaccessioning and disposal have affected museums worldwide. At the root of the debate lies the ever more pressing problem with overstocked collection; the consequence of decades and even centuries of allegedly far too liberal and eclectic collecting and acquisition practices. This paper presents some alternative views and argues in favor of ...
    • A Neolithic Corridor between East and West. 

      Damm, Charlotte Brysting; Skandfer, Marianne (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2022)
      The discovery of an amber bead and an unusual type of slate knife at a site near Tromsø, Norway instigated reflection upon inter-regional mobility and possible travel routes in northern Fennoscandia. In combination with finds near Kilpisjärvi, Finland, these early Neolithic objects found far from their main distribution area allow us to suggest that the Torne River and its connected waterways provided ...