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Relics of Nature is proud to announce the upcoming release of our very first quarterly newsletter. Here, we will feature recent activity from our team, upcoming activities, and recent publications of our members. If you would like to become part of our extended network and receive newsletters and event announcements, we would love for you to sign upContinue reading “Join our newsletter!”

Moving across boundaries: Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir’s Séstey/Hverfey

Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir showcases new work – land-based materials, found objects of drift matter and what might be considered the remains of our contemporary, plastic lives from the island of Surtsey – with the exhibition Séstey/Hverfey at the Surtseyjarstofa (Surtsey Visitor Centre). Formed in a seafloor volcanic eruption in 1963-7, Surtsey island is imagined as anContinue reading “Moving across boundaries: Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir’s Séstey/Hverfey”

Re-wilding time: meet Relics of Nature’s postdoctoral researcher

We are very pleased to announce a new member of the Relics of Nature team: our postdoctoral researcher, Katherine Burlingame. Katherine recently completed her Ph.D. at the Department of Human Geography at Lund University, for which she was awarded an outstanding dissertation prize by Lund University’s New Society of Letters (Vetenskapssocieteten). She will soon startContinue reading “Re-wilding time: meet Relics of Nature’s postdoctoral researcher”

Addressing the future of heritage: HEI’s Cultural Heritage Day 2021

On the 18th November HEI: Heritage Experience Initiative hosted its third Cultural Heritage Day, an annual event intended as a meeting point for all who study and work with heritage. Projects were showcased through stands, and the current challenges facing heritage studies were discussed through presentations. In keeping with this year’s theme, “the future ofContinue reading “Addressing the future of heritage: HEI’s Cultural Heritage Day 2021”

Can we select our heritage?

An interesting exhibition, “ARV”, was opened on September 23 at Glassgata, at The Arctic University of Norway’s campus in Alta. ARV is designed as a travelling exhibition and has previously been exhibited in Tromsø, Sortland, Berlin, and Hammerfest. What is heritage in the Anthropoecene? How do we divide between heritage and waste? Through an aestheticContinue reading “Can we select our heritage?”

Excavated plastics and slate heritage: new members of the RoN team

We are happy to have two new members on board; Icelandic artist, Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir, and Alexa Spiwak, PhD fellow in archaeology at the University of Oslo. Alexa and Þorgerður will be working on exciting projects, exploring the nature-cultures of slate heritage, Surtsey island and earth-found plastics. Slate heritage Alexa’s PhD project, tentatively titled Splitting Stones:Continue reading “Excavated plastics and slate heritage: new members of the RoN team”

PhD and Postdoc positions available!

Relics of Nature has announced two project affiliated fellowships, a PhD position (4 years) and a postdoctoral fellowship (3,5 years). Both positions are fully funded and based at the University of Oslo. Deadline for applications is 1 September 2021. Applications are submitted online through Job Norge. Here, you can learn more and apply for theContinue reading “PhD and Postdoc positions available!”

Relics of Nature – New website

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 scopeContinue reading “Relics of Nature – New website”

Project meeting on May 21st

The first RoN project meeting will be held on May 21st 2021. Because of the circumstances this first meeting will take place on zoom, but we hope to be able to meet in person before long. The main thing on the agenda is to say “hello”, mingle and learn to know all the project membersContinue reading “Project meeting on May 21st”