Et profilbilde

Research Fellow
Sverre Christoffer Guldberg { "honorific-suffix": "Research Fellow", "fn": "Sverre Christoffer Guldberg", "tel": "Telephone: +47 51833088", "email": "sverre.c.guldberg@uis.no" }

Faculty Museum of Archaeology
Department Conservation

EDUCATION
2019 -: PhD Research Fellow in Archaeometry/Conservation studies, University of Stavanger
2015: 1/2 yr practical woodcarving, Handverksskulen Hjerleid
2014-2015: 1 yr practical blacksmithing, Handverksskulen Hjerleid
2012-2014: MA in Archaeology, University of Oslo
2009-2012: BA in Culture and Social Sciences, University of Oslo
2008-2009: 1 yr Art History, University of Stavanger

Courses taught

Research fields

Agency theory
Ancient technology
Anthropology
Archaeological theory
Archaeometry
Cognitive science
Conservation studies
Epistemology
Experimental archaeology
Material studies

Selected publications

2014: Med øks og sverd - Arkeologiske gjenstander som kilde til kulturell forståelse. Nicolay Arkeologisk Tidsskrift 122:17-24.

2014: MA Thesis - The Smith on the Edge of Worlds: New perspectives on technology and ideology in the Late Norwegian Iron Age. https://www.duo.uio.no/handle/10852/40851

2015: Smed: En etymologisk introduksjon. SMED - Tidsskrift for Norsk Smedforening 17:6-7.

2016: En ambolt til besvær. SMED - Tidsskrift for Norsk Smedforening 18:6-7.

2016: Kongssmed og bondesmed. SMED - Tidsskrift for Norsk Smedforening 19:8-9.

Research in progress

PHD PROJECT
Using lime and mortar production for Stavanger Cathedral (1125 AD) as a case, the project explores past and present epistemologies and the ways in which Western norms and a loss of practical knowledge influences (1) our interpretation of past societies and (2) our ability to take care of traditional buildings in the present.

The project stresses the importance of cross-disciplinary research and bridging the gap between theoretical and practical knowledge. Has the down-classing of practical knowledge in modern times caused a distancing between humans and materiality which could be harmful for traditional buildings? How did they value the stonemason's knowledge in Medieval times? And are we trying to interpret past technology through binoculars of a modern mentality without meaning to?

Inspired by Maikel Kuijpers' sensory upgrade to the chaîne-opératorie, I will try to answer these questions though a combination of experimental archaeology, ANT, phenomenology and scientific examination, in comparison to archaeological and textual evidence.

Work experience

CURRENT
2019-: PhD Research Fellow in Archaeometry/Conservation studies, University of Stavanger
2016 -: Resource/expert group for "Kulturminner for alle", Fortidsminneforeningen
2016-: Organisation of the Norwegian Forum for Experimental Archaeology.

PREVIOUS
2019: Researcher, Department of Conservation, Museum of Archaeology, UiS
2018-2019: Advisor, Department of Conservation, Museum of Archaeology, UiS
2016: Museum guide, Kaupangprosjektet
2013-2014: Archaeological fieldwork, Museum of Cultural History, UiO
2012-2014: Museum guide, Museum of Cultural History, UiO
2012: Archaeological fieldcourse/-work, Bamburgh Research Program (UK)
Have also been on the board for the conservation and archaeology students at University of Oslo.

EXPERIMENTAL ARCHAEOLOGY/TRADITIONAL CRAFTSComing.