Marte Spangen
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Marte Spangen
Department of Archaeology, History, Religious Studies and Theology marte.spangen@uit.no +4777646765 Tromsø BRELIA L 119

Spangen, Marte


Associate Professor of Historical Archaeology

Job description

Research and teaching. Research leave (sabbatical) Jan-Dec 2022.


  • Spangen, Marte; Äikäs, Tiina. Sacred Nature. Diverging Use and Understanding of Old Sámi Offering Sites in Alta, Northern Norway. (fulltekst) MDPI 2020 ISBN 978-3-03943-727-6.s 121 - 142.
  • Spangen, Marte. Sámi Myths and Medieval Heritage. Brepols 2020 ISBN 9782503588230.s 119 - 142.
  • Spangen, Marte; Salmi, Anna-Kaisa; Äikäs, Tiina; Fjellström, Markus. Introduction: Currents of Saami pasts. (fulltekst) The Archaeological society of Finland 2020 (9) ISBN 978-952-68453-7-1. ISSN 1799-862X.s 2 - 15.
  • Spangen, Marte; Arntzen, Johan Eilertsen. Sticky structures and opportunistic builders - The construction and social role of longhouses in northern Norway. Oxbow Books 2020 ISBN 9781789254501.
  • Spangen, Marte; Äikäs, Tiina. Sacred Nature. Diverging Use and Understanding of Old Sámi Offering Sites in Alta, Northern Norway. Religions 2020. ISSN 2077-1444.s doi: 10.3390/rel11070317.
  • Spangen, Marte. Historisk arkeologi i Norge – en metadebatt. (fulltekst) META - Historiskarkeologisk tidskrift 2019. ISSN 2002-0406.s 57 - 78.
  • Salmi, Anna-Kaisa; Fjellström, Markus; Äikäs, Tiina; Spangen, Marte; Nunez, Milton; Lidén, Kerstin. Zooarchaeological and stable isotope evidence of Sámi reindeer offerings. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 2019; Volum 29. ISSN 2352-409X.s 1 - 17.s doi: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2019.102129.
  • Salmi, Anna-Kaisa; Äikäs, Tiina; Spangen, Marte; Fjellström, Markus; Mulk, Inga-Maria. Tradition and transformation in Sámi animal-offering practices. Antiquity 2018; Volum 92 (362). ISSN 0003-598X.s 472 - 489.s doi: 10.15184/aqy.2018.20.
  • Spangen, Marte; Fjellström, Markus. A Fishy Tale about a Sheep and a Dog – Isotope Studies and Medieval Sámi Mobility and Husbandry in Inner Finnmark, Northern Norway. Fennoscandia Archaeologica 2018 (XXXV). ISSN 0781-7126.s 3 - 17.
  • Spangen, Marte; Salmi, Anna-Kaisa; Äikäs, Tiina. Response to Bjørnar Olsen. Fennoscandia Archaeologica 2017; Volum XXXIV. ISSN 0781-7126.s 117 - 121.
  • Spangen, Marte. Anomaly or myth? Sami circular offering sites in medieval northern Norway. Sidestone Press 2017 ISBN 978-90-8890-487-5.s 39 - 51.
  • Äikäs, Tiina; Spangen, Marte. New Users and Changing Traditions—(Re)Defining Sami Offering Sites. European Journal of Archaeology 2016; Volum 19 (1). ISSN 1461-9571.s 95 - 121.s doi: 10.1179/1461957115y.0000000009.
  • Salmi, Anna-Kaisa; Äikäs, Tiina; Fjellström, Markus; Spangen, Marte. Animal offerings at the Sámi offering site of Unna Saiva – Changing religious practices and human–animal relationships. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 2015; Volum 40. ISSN 0278-4165.s 10 - 22.s doi: 10.1016/j.jaa.2015.05.003.
  • Spangen, Marte. Without a trace? The Sámi in the Swedish History Museum. (fulltekst) Nordisk Museologi 2015 (2). ISSN 1103-8152.s 17 - 32.s doi: 10.5617/nm.3045.
  • Spangen, Marte; Salmi, Anna-Kaisa; Äikäs, Tiina. Sámi Archaeology and Postcolonial Theory — An Introduction. Arctic Anthropology 2015; Volum 52 (2). ISSN 0066-6939.s 1 - 5.
  • Spangen, Marte. "It could be one thing or another" - on the construction of an archaeological category. Fennoscandia Archaeologica 2013; Volum XXX. ISSN 0781-7126.
  • Spangen, Marte. Guder-makter-mennesker-ting : om deponering av sølv som offer. Viking 2010; Volum 73. ISSN 0332-608X.s 61 - 80.
  • Spangen, Marte. Silver hoards in Sámi areas. Iskos 2009 (17). ISSN 0355-3108.s 94 - 106.
  • Spangen, Marte; Salmi, Anna-Kaisa; Äikäs, Tiina; Fjellström, Markus. Currents of Saami pasts. Recent advances in Saami archaeology. (fulltekst) The Archaeological society of Finland 2020 (9) ISBN 978-952-68453-7-1. ISSN 1799-862X.s 34 - 45.
  • Spangen, Marte. Circling Concepts. A Critical Archaeological Analysis of the Notion of Stone Circles as Sami Offering Sites. (fulltekst) 2016 ISBN 978-91-7649-488-2.
  • Spangen, Marte. Sandgårdenes historie. Fra istid til nyere tid i Hurum. 2011 ISBN 978-82-998696-0-7.
  • Spangen, Marte. Roads of the North – facts and myths about cross-cultural interaction and land negotiations in medieval northern Norway. Northern Archaeological Research Seminar Series 2022-04-27 - 2022-04-27 2022.
  • Spangen, Marte. Roads of the North: Movement, worldviews, and territoriality in the medieval and early modern Far North.. Clare Hall colloquium 2022-05-31 - 2022-05-31 2022.
  • Spangen, Marte; Sindbæk, Søren M. Misuse of the Medieval in the Early 21st Century. EAA (27th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists) 2021-09-11 - 2021-09-11 2021.
  • Spangen, Marte. Offerringer eller ulvefeller? En studie av steinsirkler i samiske landskap. Kulturminnedagene 2021 2021-09-07 - 2021-09-07 2021.
  • Spangen, Marte; Loge, Julia. Slik lager forskerne egne podkaster. (fulltekst) 2020.
  • Spangen, Marte; Arntzen, Johan Eilertsen. Langhus i Nord-Norge - seige strukturer og kreative husbyggere. Virtuelt forskningsseminar (webinar) 2020-04-03 - 2020-04-03 2020.
  • Spangen, Marte. Roads of the North - myths and facts about cross-cultural interaction and land negotiations in medieval northern Norway. Medieval Archaeology Group Seminar 2020-02-10 - 2020-02-10 2020.
  • Spangen, Marte. Roads of the North. Isotope studies of husbandry and movements in medieval northern Norway?. Isotope Group meeting 2020-02-14 - 2020-02-14 2020.
  • Spangen, Marte; Arntzen, Johan Eilertsen. Sticky structures and opportunistic builders - longhouses in northern Norway. EAA (26th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists) 2020-08-27 - 2020-08-27 2020.
  • Spangen, Marte. Gávdnosat oaffarbáikkiin duođaštit boazodoalu álggu. (fulltekst) 2019.
  • Spangen, Marte; Kristoffersen, Astrid Tvedte. Arkeologi på rappen 2-1: Astrid Tvedte Kristoffersen om blyisotoper og gruvedrift i Akersberget. (fulltekst) 2019.
  • Spangen, Marte. Multi-ethnicity in the North in the Viking and Early Middle Ages. Mini seminar at Hurtigruta, excursion with Stockholm University 2019-09-28 - 2019-09-28 2019.
  • Spangen, Marte. About moving. Mobility and being in the landscapes of the High North. International Medieval Congress, session 1242: Moving about 2019-07-03 - 2019-07-03 2019.
  • Spangen, Marte; Jantsch, Ann Kathrin; Ødegården, Mona. Arkeologi på rappen 2-2: Ann Kathrin Jantsch og Mona Ødegården om gravene i Vår Frue kirke. (fulltekst) 2019.
  • Spangen, Marte; Dahle, Kristoffer; Eidshaug, Jo Sindre Pålssønn. Arkeologi på rappen 2-3: Kristoffer Dahle og Jo Sindre Eidshaug om jernvinna i Møre og Romdsdal. (fulltekst) 2019.
  • Spangen, Marte. Arkeologi på rappen: Podcast som formidlingsform. Fredagsseminar på IAKH, UiO 2019-09-27 - 2019-09-27 2019.
  • Spangen, Marte. Arkeologi på rappen: Podkast som formidlingsform. Fredagsseminar på AHR, UiT - Norges arktiske Universitet 2019-10-18 - 2019-10-18 2019.
  • Spangen, Marte; Fahlander, Fredrik. Arkeologi på rappen 2-4: Fredrik Fahlander om kristne begravelser i hedenske graver. (fulltekst) 2019.
  • Spangen, Marte; Ljunge, Magnus; Persson, Maria. Arkeologi på rappen 2-5: Magnus Ljunge og Maria Persson om krigskirkegårders materialitet. (fulltekst) 2019.
  • Spangen, Marte; Odebäck, Kerstin. Arkeologi på rappen 2-6: Kerstin Odebäck om våpen, krigere og skjold i vikingtidsgraver. (fulltekst) 2019.
  • Spangen, Marte. Roads of the North – movement, interaction, and landscape negotiation in northern Norway. Theoretical Archaeology Group - TAG 2019, session 05: Demography, Migration, Interaction: New Archaeological Narratives for the Past and the Present (sammendrag) 2019-12-16 - 2019-12-18 2019.
  • Spangen, Marte. Historisk arkeologi i Norge – et metatema?. Från Skåne till Sápmi och världen. META 40 år (omtale) 2019-06-14 - 2019-06-14 2019.
  • Spangen, Marte; Glørstad, Håkon. Arkeologi på rappen 1-7: Håkon Glørstad om endetidsfortellinger og kulturminnevern. (fulltekst) 2018.
  • Spangen, Marte; Vedeler, Marianne. Arkeologi på rappen 1-1: Marianne Vedeler om middelalderoppskrifter. (fulltekst) 2018.
  • Spangen, Marte; Rødsrud, Christian Løchsen. Arkeologi på rappen 1-2: Christian Rødsrud om romersk påvirkning på drikkekar i Norge. (fulltekst) 2018.
  • Spangen, Marte; Brøndbo, Stig. Samiske offerplasser avslører når reindrifta startet. (fulltekst) 2018.
  • Spangen, Marte. Offerfunn avslører når samene temmet reinen. 2018.
  • Spangen, Marte. Mapping Sámi territoriality and mobility in northern Norway in the Middle Ages. Advances in Sámi Archaeology 2018 2018-06-06 - 2018-06-08 2018.
  • Spangen, Marte; Bentsen, Silje Evjenth; Wurz, Sarah Jacoba Deborah. Arkeologi på rappen 1-3: Silje Evjenth Bentsen og Sarah Wurz om matlaging for 120.000 år siden. (fulltekst) 2018.
  • Spangen, Marte; Ødegaard, Marie. Arkeologi på rappen 1-4: Marie Ødegaard om 100(!) hus fra eldre jernalder på Dilling, Rygge, Østfold. (fulltekst) 2018.
  • Spangen, Marte; Svendsen, Maria. Arkeologi på rappen 1-5: Maria Sture om kristning, mat og makrobotaniske funn i Gamlebyen i Oslo. (fulltekst) 2018.
  • Spangen, Marte. Travel, encounters, and social negotiations in medieval northern Norway. EAA (24th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists) 2018-09-08 - 2018-09-08 2018.
  • Spangen, Marte. Roads of the North - an introduction. EAA (24th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists) 2018-09-08 - 2018-09-08 2018.
  • Spangen, Marte. Bokmelding. Knut Dørum og Eirin Holberg: Frå høvdingdøme til statsmakt i Noreg ca. 200–1350. (fulltekst) Historisk Tidsskrift (Norge) 2018; Volum 97 (4). ISSN 0018-263X.s 339 - 343.
  • Nielsen, Svein Vatsvåg; Spangen, Marte. Arkeologi på rappen 1-6: Svein Nielsen om kulturminnevern, regionreform og Foucaults begrep "arkiv". (fulltekst) 2018.
  • Spangen, Marte. Multiproxy approaches to movements and encounters in medieval and early modern northern landscapes. CNN workshop 2018 2018-12-03 - 2018-12-05 2018.
  • Spangen, Marte. Sacralisation of traps - the complex creation of “Sámi circular offering sites”. EAA (23rd Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists) 2017-08-30 - 2017-09-03 2017.
  • Spangen, Marte. Offerringene som ble ulvefeller - eller omvendt. Om hvorfor de fleste steinringer ikke er samiske offerplasser. Arkeologikafé 2017-03-30 - 2017-03-30 2017.
  • Spangen, Marte. Power and Stereotypes in the (Re-)Creation of Sami Cultural Heritage. Socio-Environmental Dynamics over the Last 12,000 Years: The Creation of Landscapes V 2017-03-20 - 2017-03-24 2017.
  • Spangen, Marte. Sámi pre-Christian religion, AD 500-1500. (data) (prosjekt) 2017.
  • Spangen, Marte. Creating the New North: Mulige veier videre - med utgangspunkt i arkeologi. Veien videre - internseminar 2017-11-20 - 2017-11-20 2017.
  • Spangen, Marte. “Circling Concepts” – en PhD om religion, politikk og ulvefeller. Norsk arkeologmøte (NAM) 2017-11-03 - 2017-11-03 2017.
  • Spangen, Marte. Samiske offerringer eller ulvefeller? Ny forskning - nye svar. Riksantikvarens utviklingsnett: Samiske kulturminner - lokale ressurser 2017-12-12 - 2017-12-12 2017.
  • Spangen, Marte. Kerstin Eidlitz Kuoljok: Den samiska sitan och vinterbyarna. En utmaning. Fornvännen 2015; Volum 110 (2). ISSN 0015-7813.s 141 - 144.
  • Spangen, Marte. Sami circular offering sites – medieval religious anomalies or a modern myth?. Ruralia XI 2015-09-08 - 2015-09-13 2015.
  • Spangen, Marte. Offerplasser eller ulvefeller? Samiske offerringers mulige roller i religion, jakt, handel og skattlegging i nordnorsk middelalder. Fredagsseminar 2015-02-13 - 2015-02-13 2015.
  • Spangen, Marte; Äikäs, Tiina. New users and changing traditions – (re)defining Sami offering sites. EAA (20th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists) 2014-09-10 - 2014-09-14 2014.
  • Aannestad, Hanne Lovise; Spangen, Marte. Dyrestilen forteller. 2014.s 30 - 37.
  • Spangen, Marte. Samiske offerplasser eller “offer i de djupa skogarna”. Vikingtidens samiske identitet i Norge og i Sverige. Skandinavia: ett, tre, eller mange? 2014-12-03 - 2014-12-05 2014.
  • Spangen, Marte. Arkeologene, episode 7: Døden i landskapet. 5 - Gravrøysene i Varanger. 2013.
  • Spangen, Marte. Korte og lange historier om samiske offerringer. Fredagsseminar 2013-11-15 - 2013-11-15 2013.
  • Spangen, Marte. Sámi archaeology in Norway. Archaeologies of "Us" and "Them" 2013-10-24 - 2013-10-26 2013.
  • Spangen, Marte. Samiske offerringer. Vildmark eller kulturlandskap – samiska kulturminnen i fjällen 2013-02-06 - 2013-02-06 2013.
  • Spangen, Marte. Samiske offerringer – eller noe helt annet?. NAM (Norsk Arkeologmøte) 2013-11-07 - 2013.
  • Spangen, Marte. Hands-on 3D-utstilling av salen fra Oseberg. Interaktiv 3D-presentasjon av salen fra Oseberggraven 2012-06-20 - 2012-11-22 2012.
  • Spangen, Marte. Offeringer – en jakt på ritualer i samiske landskap. Tid för forntid 2012-12-28 - 2012-12-28 2012.
  • Spangen, Marte. Hunting rituals: Hunting facilities, graves and Sámi circular offering sites. EAA (18th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists) 2012-08-29 - 2012-09-01 2012.
  • Spangen, Marte. Research on Sámi offering sites. EAA (17th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists) 2011-09-14 - 2011-09-18 2011.
  • Spangen, Marte. Skal det være en utstilling?. NAM (Norsk Arkeologmøte) 2010-11-04 - 2010.
  • Spangen, Marte. Sáivu. Nettside/nettutstilling om samisk tro og mytologi (data) 2008-05-07 - 2008.
  • Thuestad, Alma; Myrvoll, Marit; Spangen, Marte. Vannkraftprosjekter Røssvatn sør-øst. Konsekvensutredning for deltema kulturminner og kulturmiljø, samt samisk utmarksbruk. 2008 (25/2008).
  • Spangen, Marte. Museum - et program om norsk historie: Samisk tro og mytologi. 2008.
  • Spangen, Marte. Buoððu - en vandreutstilling om elvesamisk kultur. Vandreutstillingen Buoððu 2008-05-07 - 2009-12-31 2008.
  • Spangen, Marte. Museum - et program om norsk historie: Om den nye sølvskatten på Tromsøya. 2006.
  • Spangen, Marte. Silver hoards in Sámi areas. The International Conference of Sámi Archaeology 2006-10-20 - 2006.
  • Spangen, Marte. Edelmetaldepotene i Nord-Norge. Komplekse identiteter i vikingtid og tidlig middelalder. Appendiks. 2005.
  • Spangen, Marte. Edelmetalldepotene i Nord-Norge. Fredagsseminar 2005-11-04 - 2005.
  • Spangen, Marte. Deponering av sølv. Steds- og tidsavhengig artikulering av en utbredt praksis. NAM (Norsk Arkeologmøte) 2005-11-11 - 2005.
  • Spangen, Marte. Edelmetalldepotene i Nord-Norge. Komplekse identiteter i vikingtid og tidlig middelalder (bind 1). 2005.
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    Publications outside Cristin

    Podcast: Arkeologi på rappen


    Research interests

    Medieval archaeology (including Viking Age)
    Early modern period
    Sámi Archaeology
    Religion and rituals in the past
    Sámi offering sites
    Depositions in the Viking and Middle Ages
    Communication, exchange, and infrastructure in the Middle Ages and early modern period
    Critical heritage studies

    Involved in the following research groups/networks:
    Creating the New North
    OSSO (Osteological Studies of Sámi Offerings)
    Gendering the Nordic Past
    FemArc

    Research projects:
    2018-2023: Roads of the North is a project focused on studying the importance of movement for meetings, belonging, and territoriality in northern Fennoscandia c. AD 1200-1600, based on archaeological, historical, and ethnographic sources, including archaoeological sites and finds, toponyms, isotope analyses of animal bones, and maps. A synthesis is planned to be published in 2023.

    2015-present: Current use of old Sámi offering sites

    2013-present: Osteoarchaeological studies of Sámi offering sites

    2012-2016: Sámi Circular Offering Sites – a Comparative Archaeological Analysis. PhD project at Stockholm University.
    Full text pdf of the thesis "Circling Concepts"

    Teaching

    ARK-1013 Høvdingdømmer og stater, samer og nordmenn
    ARK-1014 Hva er arkeologi? (course organiser)
    ARK-2027 Bacheloroppgave i arkeologi (course organiser)
    ARK-2033 Temaer i global arkeologi
    ARK-3015 Arkeologi og historiske kilder (course organiser)
    ARK-3025 Kulturhistorisk fordypning (course organiser)
    ARK-3026 Sentrale perspektiver på arkeologisk teori og metode (course organiser)

    HIS-1022 Sagakilder til norsk historie
    HIS-1026 Den tyske hansaen i norsk og europeisk historie
    HIS-2023 Norway and the new World c. 800-1550
    HIS-3001 Forskningsdesign med metode for mastergrad i historie
    HIS-3005 History of Indigenous People
    HIS-3024 Utforminga av et nytt Norden 800-1300: Sentralisering, kristning og konflikt


    Member of research group


    CV

    Education:
    2016: PhD, archaeology, Stockholm University
    2005: Cand.philol. archaeology, UiT - Arctic University of Norway
    2001: Cand. mag. archaeology, Universitat Áutonoma de Barcelona
    1996-2000: At and design, law, history and archaeology studies at London Guildhall University, Universitety of Oslo and University of Troms (UiT)

    Professional engagements:
    2022: Guest researcher, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge (6 mnd)
    2022: Visiting Fellow, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge
    2019-2020: Guest researcher, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge (3 mnd)
    2017-: Associate Professor of archaeology, UiT - Arctic University of Norway
    2016: Post. doc., Stockholm University
    2015-2016: Guest researcher at IAKH, Universitety of Oslo
    2012-2016: PhD candidate, Stockholm University
    2009-2012: Advicer/project manager, Museum of Cultural History, Oslo
    2009: County archaeologist, Hedmark county
    2006-2008: Project leader, Varanger Sámi Museum
    2005-2006: Archaeologist/case manager, the Norwegian Sámi Parliament

    Commisions of trust:
    2022-d.d.: Deputy representative to the Faculty Board, HSL, UiT
    2019-d.d.: Board member, Medieval Europe Research Community (MERC)
    2019-d.d.: Editorial board member, Monographs of the Archaeological Society of Finland
    2017-d.d.: Board member, research network Creating the New North
    2021-2021: Leader of the program board for archaeology, UiT - Arctic University of Norway
    2018-2020: Board member, program board for archaeology, UiT - Arctic University of Norway
    2017-2020: Editorial board member, Primitive Tider
    2013-d.d.: Member of the research group OSSO (Osteological Studies of Sámi Offerings)


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