Imagine this! at TAG Southampton, December 2016

Postdoctor Þóra Pétursdóttir and Ph.D.-candidate Stein Farstadvoll with the Object Matters team are organizing a session called “Imagine this! The familiar and the strange in archaeological mediation” at the upcoming TAG (Theoretical Archaeology Group) conference in Southampton, December 19-21, 2016. The session seeks to explore the tensions between the familiar and the strange in archaeological mediation and reasoning. The deadline …

Past Presences workshop in Oslo

The research project After Discourse: Things, Archaeology, Heritage in the 21st century (2016-2017) led by Bjørnar Olsen at Center for Advanced Studies in Oslo aims to study the materiality of memory, the affective aspects of material encounters as well as the ethics of things. In December (9th and 10th) a workshop entitled “Past Presences: or, how to study the past …

Workshop in Vardø

September 22nd – September 25th. Participants: Bjørnar Olsen, Torgeir Bangstad, Elin Andreassen, Hein B. Bjerck, Mats Burström, Stein Farstadvoll, Ingar Figenschau, Saphinaz-Amal Naguib, Kerstin Smeds, Marek Tamm, Svetlana Vinogradova, and Timothy J. LeCain. For its second workshop, the Object Matters team headed to Vardø, a town in the eastern part of Finnmark county in Norway. The idea of this workshop …

Torgeir Bangstad joins Object Matters

Torgeir Rinke Bangstad has joined the Object Matters team. Bangstad is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Archaeology and Social Anthropolgy at the Arctic University of Tromsø (UiT). He earned his Ph.D. degree in cultural heritage studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in 2014. For Object Matters Bangstad aims to explore the memory and materiality of a …

Workshop Schedule for Prague Meeting

PROGRAM 1ST OBJECT MATTERS WORKSHOP – PRAGUE, DECEMBER 10-13, 2015   Thursday, December 10 Arrivals, check in at Villa Lanna 19.00: Reception  (Villa Lanna)   Friday, December 11 09.30-9.45 Introduction, presentations, by Bjørnar Olsen (UiT) 09.45-10.30 Þóra Pétursdóttir, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway: “Drift matter: Archaeology of beach assemblages” 10.30-11.15 Saphinaz-Amal Naguib, University of Oslo: “Memory and its …

New PhD Candidate

Ingar Figenschau has been appointed as PhD candidate in the Object Matters project for 3 years. He has a BA and MA in archaeology from the UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, where he graduated in 2012. He has been working as a field archaeologist for Tromsø Museum, Sogn og Fjordane county authority, UiT, and The Sami Parliament. Ingar …

PhD candidate and postdoctoral fellow positions in Object Matters

A PhD candidate and a postdoctoral fellow position (both three-year) in contemporary archaeology is now announced at the Department of archaeology and social anthropology, UiT- The Arctic University of Norway. See full description and contact details in the links below: http://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/111557/phd-candidate-in-contemporary-archaeology-at-the-department-of-archaeology http://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/111572/postdoctoral-fellow-in-contemporary-archaeology-at-the-department-of-archaeology-and-social-anthropology