Research/forskning

My main areas of research are international heritage conventions, heritage management, bureaucracies and policies. I enjoy working with others and am currently collaborating with researchers form different corners of the world.

Ongoing projects:

Archaeology and the European far-right:  attitudes and responses from heritage bureaucracies – exploratory project undertaken with Elisabeth Niklasson at Stanford University including a session at EAA 2017 in Maastricht.

Archival backstories of international heritage conservation – archival research into Norway’s World Heritage history, conducted with Jessica Phelps.

Compliance and the World Heritage List in Danger – examining the history of the World Heritage List in Danger, focusing on issues of legal compliance, conducted with Evan Hamman at QUT and Jessica Phelps.

Completed projects:

Cultural heritage and ecosystem services – an extensive review project of current literature and status of knowledge published in Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites, conducted with Sanne Holmgaard and Joar Skrede both at NIKU.

World Heritage and insider research – project examining insider research in the international World Heritage bureaucracy published in International Journal of Cultural Policy, conducted with Marit Johansson at the University College of South East Norway.

Practicing World Heritage. Approaching the changing faces of the World Heritage Convention – PhD thesis at the University of Oslo. Presented at a series of conferences resulting in peer reviewed publications in The significance of World Heritage,  Primitive tider, Inn i fortida – ut i verden – i museet, Environment and history.

The Bronze Age – the dawn of European civilization? – MPhil thesis at the University of Oslo presented at EAA and in peer reviewed publications in Primitive tider, Becoming European and Bulletin of the History of Archaeology in addition to popular scientific articles in Nicolay Arkeologisk Tidsskrift and argument.

Peopling the past: on analogical reasoning and the question of intellectual and cultural property – MA dissertation at UCL presented at WAC and in Heritage Management.

Read more of my publications on Academia.edu.