Hot off the press – “Ballast: Laden with history”

A new book from archaeologist Mats Burström of Stockholm University has just been published in both Swedish and English on Nordic Academic Press. Research presented in the book shows the fascinating afterlife of material such as sand, gravel, stone or rubble, used until very recently to give ships stability. In this richly illustrated book, Mats Burström charts how ballast has …

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 …

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 …