Histcon.se Time, Memory and Representation Tid, Minne, Representation

A Multidisciplinary Program on Transformations in Historical Consciousness

Ett mångdisciplinärt forskningsprogram om historiemedvetandets förvandlingar

Johan Hegardt

Associate Professor, Archaeology, Uppsala University

Biography

B. 1960. PhD in Archaeology, Uppsala University 1997, and associate professor (docent) in Archaeology 2007, Uppsala University. In his research Hegardt has mainly been concerned with the history of Scandinavian archaeology and heritage management. His focus has been on archaeological narration and the relationship between heritage and identity.

Ongoing research

Hegardt is currently working with the project "Olov Janse - archaeologist and museum expert between Indochina and the Cold War" funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond. Project information.
Between 2009-2012 Hegardt acted as co-leader for a large project, funded by the The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, The Museum of National Antiquities and The Swedish Arts Council, aiming to write the history of The Museum of National Antiquities (today The Swedish History Museum). Project information.
During 2014, and in relationship to the project Time, Memory and Representation, Hegardt will develop some thoughts from the museum project. One concerns the art installation Snow white and the Madness of Truth and the scandal that followed when the Israellien ambassador to Sweden vandalized the art work. This complicated story, related to the question of representation, will be discussed and presented in an article. If time allows Hegardt will in a article discuss how time is presented and represented in a museum such as The Swedish History Museum.Hegardt is currently working with the project "Olov Janse - archaeologist and museum expert between Indochina and the Cold War" funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond. Project information.

Hegardt is currently working with the project "Olov Janse - archaeologist and museum expert between Indochina and the Cold War" funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond. Project information.

Between 2009-2012 Hegardt acted as co-leader for a large project, funded by the The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, The Museum of National Antiquities and The Swedish Arts Council, aiming to write the history of The Museum of National Antiquities (today The Swedish History Museum). Project information.

During 2014, and in relationship to the project Time, Memory and Representation, Hegardt will develop some thoughts from the museum project. One concerns the art installation Snow white and the Madness of Truth and the scandal that followed when the Israellien ambassador to Sweden vandalized the art work. This complicated story, related to the question of representation, will be discussed and presented in an article. If time allows Hegardt will in a article discuss how time is presented and represented in a museum such as The Swedish History Museum.

Selected bibliography

2010. Response to Apel and Darmark. Evolution and material culture. In: Hanson, Martin & Källén, Anna (Eds). Current Swedish Archaeology. The Swedish Archaeological Society. Vol. 17. Stockholm.

2011. Walking Through History: Archaeology and Ethnography in Museum Narration. In: Ruin, Hans & Ers, Andrus (Eds.). Rethinking Time. Essays on historical consciousness, memory, and representation. Södertörns högskola 2011. Södertörn Philosophical Studies 10. Huddinge.

2011. Together with Anna Källén. Being through the past. Reflections on Swedish archaeology and heritage management. In: Lozny, Ludomir R. (Ed). Comparative Archaeologies. A Sociological view of the science of the past. Springer. New York.

2011. The marvel of cauldrons. A reflection on the united stories of archaeology. In: Högberg, Anders & Källén, Anna (Eds). Current Swedish Archaeology. The Swedish Archaeological Society. Vol. 18. Stockholm.

2012. Narrating a (New) Nation? Temporary exhibitions at the Museum of National Antiquities in Stockholm, Sweden between 1990 and 2009. In: Dominique Poulot, Felicity Bodenstein, José María Lanzarote Guiral (2012). Great Narratives of the Past Traditions and Revisions in National Museums: Conference Proceedings from EuNaMus, European National Museums: Identity Politics, the Uses of the Past and the European Citizen, Paris 28 June – 1 July & 25–26 November 2011 http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_home/index.en.aspx?issue=078

2012. ”Introduction.” In: The museum beyond the nation. Ed. Johan Hegardt. The National Historical Museum, Stockholm, Studies 21.

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