Open lecture with Rodney Harrison (UCL) in Tromsø on November 23

On Friday November 23 at 14.15, Professor of Heritage Studies Rodney Harrison (UCL) will give a lecture in Tromsø at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway (Room E0101 at SVHUM-bygget) entitled: “Making Futures in End Times: Retheorizing nature conservation in the Anthropocene”. Link to the Facebook event from Archaeology at UiT: https://www.facebook.com/events/881012945619895/ “The acknowledgement of the Anthropocene epoch-as a …

ARV. Exhibition at Tromsø Museum. Illustration: Bjørn Hatteng/Þóra Pétursdóttir, UiT.

ARV Exhibition opening in Tromsø on March 22

The work of archaeologists Bjørnar Olsen og Þóra Pétursdóttir at the Arctic University of Norway  has resulted in an exhibition called ARV at Tromsø Museum which opens at 6pm on March 22. The exhibition is based on the ongoing research project Unruly Heritage at UiT and invites us to rethink our notion of heritage: “Cultural heritage is associated with old and …

Two PhD Candidates in Contemporary Archaeology

The Department of Archaeology and Social Anthropology has two full-time PhD positions vacant from September 1st, 2017 for applicants who wish to obtain the degree of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD). The position is attached to the research project Unruly Heritage: An Archaeology of the Anthropocene. The appointments are fixed term positions for a period of four years. Salary level NOK 416 …

Unruly Heritage: An Archaeology of the Anthropocene

According UNESCO’s definition, heritage is “our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations”. While exemplary inclusive, this hardly reflects concern for the fact that our legacy is becoming increasingly mixed and messy: archipelagos of sea-borne debris, ruining metropolises, industrial wastelands, sunken nuclear submarines, melting glaciers and toxic residues in seals …