Johan Hegardt

PhD

Researcher

Culture and Education

I started studying Archaeology at Uppsala University in the early 1980s. But I did not practice much archaeology if one thinks of archaeology as archaeological excavations. Instead my focus of attention fell on the history of archaeological thought, with a special emphasis on Scandinavia. I defended my thesis in 1997 on that subject.

During my time at Uppsala University, I served as a lecturer and researcher. The Faculty of Arts granted me a four-year research project. I have since 2005 been engaged in different research projects financed by The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Science, The National Swedish Heritage Board, Swedish Arts Council, The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities and the European Union among others. I have in different projects collaborated with The Royal Institute of Art, Örebro County Museum and Färgfabriken. My focus of attention in these different projects have been on museums and the complicated word “heritage”.

I am currently affiliated with Södertörn University through the research projects Art, Culture, Conflict: Transformations of Museums and Memory Culture in the Baltic Sea region after 1989, Traces of oblivion: Identity, Heritage and Memory in the Wake of a Nationalistic Turn, and Transnational Art and Heritage Transfer and the Formation of Value: Objects, Agents, and Institutions, all there financed by The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies - see links to the projects below.

Links to ongoing projects

Art, Culture, Conflict: http://ostersjostiftelsen.se/projekt/569-art--culture--conflict--transformations-of-museums-and-memory-culture-in-the-baltic-sea-region-after-1989external link

Traces of oblivion: http://ostersjostiftelsen.se/projekt/716-traces-of-oblivion--identity--heritage-and-memory-in-the-wake-of-a-nationalistic-turnexternal link

Transnational art: http://ostersjostiftelsen.se/projekt/623-transnational-art-and-heritage-transfer-and-the-formation-of-value--objects--agents--and-institutionsexternal link

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