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  • 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 ...
  • Preliminary geochemical analysis of asbestos minerals from geological and archaeological contexts in Finnmark, north Norway Evaluating the potential for sourcing tempers in asbestos ceramics 

    Hood, Bryan; Ravna, Erling Krog; Dahl, trine merete; Skandfer, Marianne (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2022)
    This is a preliminary study of the potential for sourcing asbestos minerals used as temper in ceramics from Early Metal Age sites in Finnmark, northern Norway. Energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS/EDX) is used to analyze samples from geological sources and archaeological sites. Although tempers were highly portable, the results of the analysis mostly indicate local procurement, however non-local ...
  • Ondskapens "pedagogikk" i selvets spiritualitet: Nyreligiøse perspektiver på ondskap og lidelse 

    Tøllefsen, Inga Bårdsen (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015)
    Ondskap, lidelse og det Â"uønskedeÂ" kan i nyreligiøsiteten fortolkes på flere måter. Denne artikkelen beskriver to nivåer av ondskap og lidelse, et ytre og et indre nivå, hvor det ytre i hovedsak omhandler estetisering av ondskap og populærkulturell ondskapsfascinasjon, i relasjon til Christopher Partridges (2004 og 2005) occulture-begrep. Det indre nivået som behandles i artikkelens andre del ...
  • Religions around the Arctic: Source Criticism and Comparisons 

    Rydving, Håkan; Kaikkonen, Konsta Ilari (Book; Bok, 2022-03-29)
    At a seminar at the University of Bergen, Norway, in September 2018, scholars from Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden presented and discussed various forms of source criticism and comparison with examples from the Arctic and Sub-Arctic regions of Eurasia and North America. A selection of the papers read at the seminar are published in this volume.<p> <p>Each of the chapters in the first part ...
  • Isaac Olsens kopibok som kulturuttrykk på tidlig 1700-tall 

    Willumsen, Liv Helene (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-12-19)
    This article deals with a copy book written by Isaac Olsen, dating from the early eighteenth century. Isaac Olsen was a teacher and catechist working among the Sami people in the region of Finnmark, Northern Norway. He was a predecessor of the Sami missionary Thomas von Westen. Isaac Olsen left a handwritten copy book of nearly 1000 pages, today preserved in The Museum of Cultural History in Oslo, ...
  • Geospatial Data on Parade: The Results and Implications of GIS Analysis of Remote Sensing and Archaeological Excavation Data at Fort York’s Central Parade Ground 

    Venovcevs, Anatolijs; Williams, Blake; Dunlop, John; Kellogg, Daniel (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015)
    This article presents a case study on the application of geographical information systems (GIS) in the context of military archaeology at the Fort York National Historic Site (AjGu-26) in Toronto, Ontario. By employing GIS to amalgamate data from historic mapping, ground penetrating radar, LiDAR, and 30 years of archaeological investigation, the authors reconstruct the historic landscape at the ...
  • Nominativnye istochniki v kontekste vsemirnoy istorii perepisey: Rossiya i Zapad [Nominative Sources in the Context of the World History of Censuses: Russia and the West]. 

    Thorvaldsen, Gunnar (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016)
    The article presents an original, comprehensive analysis of the evolution of the civil registration system in the world, based on wide empirical materials. The emphasis is on how information about the population in the Western countries and Russia has traditionally been collected. The development of the methods for taking the earliest censuses; the transition from numeric to nominative censuses and ...
  • Why are population growth rate estimates of past and present hunter–gatherers so different? 

    Tallavaara, Miikka; Jørgensen, Erlend Kirkeng (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-11-30)
    Hunter–gatherer population growth rate estimates extracted from archaeological proxies and ethnographic data show remarkable differences, as archaeological estimates are orders of magnitude smaller than ethnographic and historical estimates. This could imply that prehistoric hunter–gatherers were demographically different from recent hunter–gatherers. However, we show that the resolution of ...

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