Ongoing Research Projects at the Dept. of ALM
- Transition, Memory and Reconciliation - inquiry into the Roles and Functions of Cultural and Natural Heritages in Areas of Conflict and Disaster
The project explores theory and praxis in the use of heritage in reconciliation processes in post-conflict societies from a comparative perspective. The project is interdisciplinary involving peace and conflict, religion, public international law and cultural anthropology.
- The Never Ending Story
The project explores the longitudinal consequences of a displacement project in central Mexico. The project is based on ethnographic field work.
- What is kept in the archives? Appraisal practises in Swedish archives 1980–2010
In the project (funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, 2012–2015), ideas and practices of archival appraisal are analysed in state, municipal and private sector archives in Sweden, c. 1980–2010. What similarities and differences are there between the different sectors, and how do different actors relate to the questions on destruction and preservation of archival information?
- Ethical destruction? Privacy concerns regarding public records in Sweden, 1900–2015
The project is funded by The Swedish Research Council, and the research will be performed by Samuel Edquist. It starts in autumn 2016 and lasts for three years. One monograph and at least two peer-reviewed articles are planned.
The aim of the project is to map the implications and opportunities of the digitalisation of information and information work in the domain of archaeology and material cultural heritage throughout the lifespan of archaeological information from the field to museums and community planning, and to develop and evaluate conceptual and practical methods and procedures for enhancing archaeological information work in the digitalised environment.
The image as scientific tool in the work of the Institute of Racial Biology
The project explores social reading and reading communities in contemporary Sweden. The project analyzes the ways of working in different types of book clubs, studies the recruitment of participants and the functions of the book club activities.
My research is about archival appraisal at public archival institutions. One study examines the ongoing revision of the Swedish National Archives? appraisal policy in a comparative international perspective. Another study looks into the application and consequences of a specific method, retention of sample archives.