Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Archaeology/Critical Heritage Studies at UiT

UiT – the Arctic University of Norway has a full-time postdoctoral fellow position vacant. The position is attached to the research project Unruly Heritage: An Archaeology of the Anthropocene. The appointment is a fixed term position for a period of three years starting January 1, 2018. The postdoctoral fellow will be affiliated with the Department of Archaeology, History, Religious Sciences …

Ethics & Things workshop, June 1-2

In dominant modern conceptions things often become little but things-for-us, reduced to resources or what Heidegger termed Bestand. Even as heritage, monuments and things mostly receive their value from being useful to us; as cultural, scientific or economic resources, serving as vehicles for identity and securing human well-being. This workshop will explore possible alternatives to this understanding. That is, to …

Walking the Drift – lecture by Þóra Pétursdóttir

Postdoctoral researcher, Þóra Pétursdóttir, will give a talk called Walking the Drift: Theorising along the intertidal at the University of Oslo Friday May 12, 2017, at 14:15. The venue is Department of Archaeology, Blindernveien 11, seminar room 1. The seminar is open to all interested. Walking the Drift: Theorising along the intertidal: The study concerns “drift matter” (marine debris) along coastlines of northern Norway …

Saphinaz Amal Naguib in Journal of Transcultural Studies

A glimpse of Saphinaz’ work on the Arab Spring and grafitti is available online in her recent article ‘Engaged Ephemeral Art: Street Art and the Egyptian Arab Spring’. In it she considers the ways an intangible oral heritage of popular sayings and poetry is very briefly transformed into concrete, powerful, politically laden images on the walls of urban public spaces …

The Affects of Things. Workshop in March.

Interdisciplinary workshop, Centre for Advanced Study (CAS), Norwegian Academy of Sciences March 22-23, 2017, Oslo, Norway (Drammensveien 78, Turret room – top floor) March 22 09.15 Vigdis Broch-Due, director of CAS: Welcome / Bjørnar Olsen, UiT-The Arctic University of Norway/CAS: Introduction 09.45  Jeff Malpas, University of Tasmania: In the presence of things 10.45  Marzia Varutti, University of Oslo: The non-discursive …

Þóra Pétursdóttir keynote speaker at ‘Antinomies of Vagueness’

Postdoctoral researcher Þóra Pétursdóttir in the Object Matters research group will be the keynote speaker at the conference ‘Antinomies of Vagueness’ at the University of Copenhagen in April.  The conference aims to explore the ways in which vagueness, ambiguity, voids and vacancy features in human social life. The aim of the conference is to bring bring these issues into play …

Open Lecture: Deep Time, Thin Place And Thick Speech in the Anthropocene

Writer Robert Macfarlane will give a lecture entitled Deep Time, Thin Place And Thick Speech in the Anthropocene, at Litteraturhuset in Oslo at the 6th of April from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. CAS project After Discourse: Things, Archaeology, and Heritage in the 21st Century welcomes you to this open lecture at Litteraturhuset in Oslo. About author Robert Macfarlane Robert Macfarlane (b. 1976) is a British …

Caitlin DeSilvey – Curated Decay

Caitlin DeSilvey, associate professor of cultural geography at the University of Exeter, and member of Bjørnar Olsen’s CAS-project After Discourse: Things, Archaeology, And Heritage in the 21st Century, has a book out now on University of Minnesota Press. In Curated Decay: Heritage Beyond Saving, DeSilvey explores several themes which compel us to rethink conventional notions of heritage conservation. Her emphasis, …

Life among Soviet Ruins. Interview with Bjørnar Olsen

Bjørnar Olsen (UiT), director of Object Matters: Archaeology and Heritage in the 21st century, presents the CAS project After Discourse: Things, Archaeology, and Heritage in the 21st Century in this interview conducted by Karoline Kvellestad Isaksen at Centre for Advanced Studies in Oslo. Several issues of importance to the research project are introduced in the feature including overarching themes like …