A Research Fellowship (SKO 1109) is available at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo.
The position is associated with the UiO:Nordic research group Collecting Norden. The Research Fellowship is funded by UiO:Nordic.The candidate is expected to present a research project connected to the main project.
“Collecting Norden” is a transdisciplinary research, pedagogical and outreach project, including researchers and museum professionals from the humanities and the natural sciences. It investigates objects – nature, human-made, physical and sensory – that were collected on touristic tours and scientific expeditions in the North of the Nordic countries, focusing on the 19th and early 20th centuries. Its main aim is to provide critical and alternative interpretations and explanations of contemporary notions of Norden.
The applicant is asked to propose a research project of relevance to Collecting Norden, preferably with a focus on travel literature. The proposal has to include reflections on how to communicate the research findings to a wider non-academic community, a central component of Collecting Norden.
The successful candidate is expected to actively contribute to the research group through participation in seminars and through contributions to the project’s outreach activities, and to become part of the research environment of the department and contribute to its development.
The position is available for a period of 17 months. The start date for the position is expected to be August 2021.