Both in history and in contemporary society, people's understanding of identity has been redefined owing to shifting borders of empire and nation. Older, deep-seated identities rooted in clan, religion and nomadic vs. sedentary cultures can be forced to adapt to newer geographical borders and vice versa.
Research into identity is based on material culture remains (artefacts, ancient remains, coins) and written records.
Birgitta Leppänen Sjöberg
ceramics, gender studies, iconography, identity, theory, urbanism