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From Antiquities to Heritage

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'"The case studies supply the overall argument with a desirable empirical specificity; they deepen and enrich it, while they at the same time challenge common generalizations, current theories and habitual ways of thinking. This works on two parallel levels: the empirical cases are lifted out of their immediate contexts and used to examine and discuss theoretical arguments, and then carried back to shed new light on their historical settings." Nordic Museology

"Eriksen is a lucid writer. Her case studies are highly informative and reveal a detailed knowledge of Norway's past that few scholars could match." Museum Anthropology

"...a very important book on the difference between antiquities and heritage and the different sense of time, history, and chronology involved." Lynn A. Hunt, UCLA

"The author succeeds in bridging the gap between the history of antiquarianism and the present field of heritage studies... explain[ing]...the transformation of the relations to time from the 18th century up to the present...There is a good balance between the empirical part of the enquiry and its theoretical dimension." Franois Hartog, EHESS, Paris

"It is a very sophisticated and well written manuscript on an important topic within the humanities." Birgitta Svensson, Stockholm University


Anne Eriksen is a Professor in Cultural History at the University of Oslo, Norway, and an expert on collective memory and forms of historical knowledge. Among her recent publications are Negotiating Pasts in the Nordic Countries (ed. with. J.V. Sigurdsson, 2009) and Museum. En kulturhistorie (2009).

Provides a historical perspective on heritage which links early modern (antiquarian) and contemporary heritage care of ancient objects and sites. Uses empirical evidence to present Norwegian culture and heritage to an international audience. Focuses on time, experiences of temporality and the notion of history.




  • Research Questions and Perspectives
  • Between Heritage Studies and Antiquarianism
  • The Scope and Content of the Book

Chapter 1. Heritage and Cultural Memory

  • Regimes of Historicity
  • The Cult of Monuments

Chapter 2. In Search of Ancient Heroes

  • Topographies and the Space of Experience
  • What's in a Name?
  • The Implications of Space
  • Hallingdal and Thrace
  • A Familiar Realm

Chapter 3. Antiquarianism and Epistemic Virtue

  • Facts from Stones
  • From Mortar to Grammar
  • Epistemic Virtues
  • Schøning, the Historian

Chapter 4. Ruins and Time

  • Rudera: Decay, Vestiges and Remains
  • Ruin Romanticism
  • Sensibility and National Glory

Chapter 5. Mediaeval Monuments

  • The Discovery of the Stave Churches
  • Material Evidence a New Approach
  • J.S. Dahl and the Society for the Preservation of Norwegian Ancient Monuments
  • History and the Nation
  • A Change of Regimes?

Chapter 6. Museums to Preserve Our Past

  • Systems, Specimens and Antiquities
  • National Awakening
  • Between Temporality and Topography
  • Conflicts and Invisibilities
  • Museums and History

Chapter 7. Monuments and Memorials

  • From Royal Glory to Civic Virtue
  • Standing Stones and Universal Values
  • All of Us Resistance as a Collective Project
  • Time Witnesses
  • At the Museum

Chapter 8. Cultural Property, Cultural Heritage

  • Bring Him Home!
  • From Property to Heritage
  • Unique, but Not Particular

Chapter 9. Heritage Today

  • Cultural Heritage in the Age of Digitalisation Heritage Year 2009
  • The Heritage of Everyday Life
  • Doing Heritage
  • From Change to Choice by Way of a Conclusion


Informations sur le produit

Titre: From Antiquities to Heritage
Sous-titre: Transformations of Cultural Memory
Code EAN: 9781785332050
ISBN: 978-1-78533-205-0
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Ingram Publishers Services
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 188
Poids: 287g
Taille: H228mm x B157mm x T12mm
Année: 2016