Welcome to the new website for the Relics of Nature project (RoN)! RoN is a 4 year research project (2021-2025) funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The project is based at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History at the University of Oslo, and has participants in Sweden, UK, Australia and Iceland. The project’s scope is equally broad, with ties in archaeology and critical heritage studies as well as in the interdisciplinary field of environmental humanities.
Relics of Nature aims to explore understandings and manifestations of natural heritage, as well as relations between natural and cultural heritage. With special focus on the High North, a central concern is to scrutinize the values and preferences grounding definitions and management of natural heritage in the context of climate change. To what extent do we need to rethink the conceptual and material preferences associated with heritage landscapes? What do terms such as sustainability and environmental ethics imply in a changing Anthropocene world? And, how can natural heritage perform as a venue where concerns for the environment are shared and critically negotiated?
Follow the the exploration here, for:
- Updates on research, cases studies and dissemination
- Vignettes from fieldwork
- Sharing of ideas and reflections