4. Material Culture, Cultural Diversity and Identity
Joakim Kjellberg email@example.com; Julia Habetzeder firstname.lastname@example.org; Andreas Hennius email@example.com; Annika Larsson firstname.lastname@example.org; Elke Rogersdotter email@example.com; Karin Ojala firstname.lastname@example.org; Michael Lindblom email@example.com; Michael Neiss firstname.lastname@example.org; Nik Petek email@example.com; Sabine Sten firstname.lastname@example.org; Alexander Andreeff email@example.com; Helene Martinsson-Wallin firstname.lastname@example.org; Ing-Marie Back Danielsson email@example.com; Paul Wallin firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Nuttall email@example.com, Jhonny Therus, Jhonny.firstname.lastname@example.org
This cluster is a broad platform for scholars who want to share their thoughts and approaches to the material dimension of the past. Theories on material culture studies abound in recent years and the interest in the subject of materiality is at its peak. In this cluster we wish to explore different empirical dimensions of material culture and to focus on how we engage with the material sources in our interpretations. This includes different aspects of epistemology, ontology and methodological inquiry. There is also an explicit interest within the research group to discuss the potential of museums, collections and archives as resources and laboratories for different kinds of material studies.
Research interests within our cluster
- Theories of materiality, value, agency and practice
- Material culture as a means of communication, production, exchange, gifting, allocating and transferring technological skills and resources etc
- Concepts of mobility, fluidity, migrations, networks, and social changes as means of exploring material culture
- Biography, object itinerary and re-use of material culture
- Exploring the potential of museum collections for scientific research
See seminar schedule
Autumn term of 2016
Paul Wallin: An introduction to multi-variate correspondence analysis. 9 participants (6 EP/ 3CGo)
The current image shows a find from Västergarn.