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Research group Critical Heritage Studies Network (CHSN)

Critical Heritage Studies Network at Stockholm University is the meeting and information platform for everyone interested in critical heritage studies.

Photo: Sune Sundahl/ArkDes
Photo: Sune Sundahl/ArkDes.

Group description

How is the past present today? Which pasts are made visible, for and by whom? These are the entry questions for critical heritage studies. The Critical Heritage Studies Network (CHSN) at Stockholm University is the result of the university’s interdisciplinary priority focus on heritage studies, and its international collaborations within the same field. Currently, there are researchers from 15 different departments, centres and institutes active in the network.

At Stockholm University, research in critical heritage is one of the profile areas. There are currently two programs (taught in Swedish) focusing on critical heritage studies, besides many courses. The Bachelor program in museum and heritage studies examines how the past is presented at museums, and critically studies how history is used from the perspective of today. Heritage as a scientific discipline is the focus of the Master's program in cultural heritage studies, which interprets and develops the views of material and immaterial cultural heritage in a multidisciplinary perspective.

This website is the entry point to the Critical Heritage Studies Network, and we welcome intern and extern participants, contacts and dialogues. The goal of CHSN is to enhance the focus on how heritage is viewed and used today, by creating a strong and durable network that will unite scholars, researchers and students from different fields.

We will post information about coming events and current research within the field. Keep an eye on this website to find out more, or send an email to us and we will let you know. Also, if you want to know more about the network and its partners, please email Ebba Vikdahl, the coordinator of CHSN: chsn@erg.su.se.

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Do you want news, links and seminar info from CHSN? Send an e-mail to chsn@erg.su.se.

Previous events within the Critical Heritage Studies Network (CHSN)

Previous events within the Critical Heritage Studies Network (CHSN)

More about critical heritage studies

Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS)

Group members

Group managers

Mattias Frihammar

Universitetslektor

Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies
Mattias Frihammar

Lotten Gustafsson Reinius

Professor

Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies
Lotten Gustafsson Reinius. Foto: Peter Segemark, Nordiska museet.

Members

Anna Andreasson Sjögren

Doktorand

Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies
anna andreasson

Christina Fredengren

Forskare

Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies
Christina Fredengren Associate Professor

Sverker Hyltén-Cavallius

Gästhandledare

Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies
Sverker Hyltén-Cavallius

Lars Kaijser

Professor

Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies
Lars Kaijser. Foto: Niklas Björling.

Pia Karlsson Minganti

Universitetslektor

Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies
Pia Karlsson Minganti. Foto: Niklas Björling.

Fredrik Krohn Andersson

Universitetslektor

Department of Culture and Aesthetics
Fredrik Krohn Andersson

Anna Källén

Forskare

Department of Culture and Aesthetics
Anna Källén

Anne Lidén

Timlärare

Department of Teaching and Learning
Anne Lidén

Nanouschka Myrberg Burström

Universitetslektor

Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies
Nanouschka Myrberg Burström

Catharina Nolin

Professor

Department of Culture and Aesthetics
Catharina Nolin

Maria Olson

Professor

Department of Teaching and Learning
Maria Olson

Research projects