Bilde av Spangen, Marte
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Bilde av Spangen, Marte
Department of Archaeology, History, Religious Studies and Theology msp008@post.uit.no +4777646765 Tromsø

Marte Spangen


Associate Professor of Historical Archaeology

Job description

Research, teaching, and supervision.

From April 2023 employed at the Museum of Cultural history, University of Oslo: marte.spangen@khm.uio.no


  • Marte Spangen, Jørn Erik Henriksen :
    The Ervika Runestone and Other Evidence for the Early Christianization of Northern Norway
    Viking and Medieval Scandinavia 2024 ARKIV
  • Marte Spangen, Anna-Kaisa Salmi, Tiina Äikäs, Markus Fjellström :
    Bear bones at Saami offering sites
    Brepols 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Marte Spangen, Jan Ingolf Kleppe :
    Jakten på Varangermarkedet – søk etter flerkulturelle møter i et samisk landskap
    Primitive tider 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Marte Spangen :
    Sámi Myths and Medieval Heritage
    Brepols 2020 ARKIV
  • Marte Spangen, Anna-Kaisa Salmi, Tiina Äikäs, Markus Fjellström :
    Introduction: Currents of Saami pasts
    The Archaeological society of Finland 2020 FULLTEKST / ARKIV
  • Marte Spangen, Johan Eilertsen Arntzen :
    Sticky structures and opportunistic builders - The construction and social role of longhouses in northern Norway
    Oxbow Books 2020 ARKIV
  • Marte Spangen, Tiina Äikäs :
    Sacred Nature. Diverging Use and Understanding of Old Sámi Offering Sites in Alta, Northern Norway
    MDPI 2020 FULLTEKST
  • Marte Spangen, Tiina Äikäs :
    Sacred Nature. Diverging Use and Understanding of Old Sámi Offering Sites in Alta, Northern Norway
    Religions 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Marte Spangen :
    Historisk arkeologi i Norge – en metadebatt
    META - Historiskarkeologisk tidskrift 2019 ARKIV / FULLTEKST
  • Anna-Kaisa Salmi, Markus Fjellström, Tiina Äikäs, Marte Spangen, Milton Nunez, Kerstin Lidén :
    Zooarchaeological and stable isotope evidence of Sámi reindeer offerings
    Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Marte Spangen, Anna-Kaisa Salmi, Tiina Äikäs, Markus Fjellström :
    Currents of Saami pasts. Recent advances in Saami archaeology
    The Archaeological society of Finland 2020 FULLTEKST
  • Marte Spangen, Steinar Solheim :
    Boken «12000 år med norsk historie» bidrar mer til forvirring enn forklaring
    Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.) 2024
  • Marte Spangen, Steinar Solheim :
    Ingen nye argumenter
    Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.) 2024
  • Arnfinn Mauren, Marte Spangen, Tor Ketil Krokmyrdal :
    Løste samisk mysterium med metalldetektor: – Her lå vintermarkedet
    06. February 2024
  • Marte Spangen :
    Menneskelignende trefigurer – samiske sieddit, norrøne gudebilder eller begge deler
    Haaløygminne : Håløygminne 2023
  • Marte Spangen :
    En mulig ny tolkning av den flate gullringen i Laksefjordskattene
    Haaløygminne : Håløygminne 2023
  • Marte Spangen :
    Dyrebein på samiske offerplasser - eller: C54897 får endelig sin heyday!
    2023
  • Marte Spangen :
    Heritage Accesibility Debate
    2023
  • Marte Spangen :
    Runesteinen fra Ervika
    Haaløygminne : Håløygminne 2023
  • Marte Spangen :
    Varangermarkedet – utveksling, sosiale relasjoner og landskap i det nordlige Sápmi
    2023
  • Marte Spangen :
    Jakten på et godt system/Jakten på Varangermarkedet
    2023
  • Marte Spangen :
    Den fjerde F’en: Frivillighetens rolle i arkeologisk forvaltning, forskning og formidling.
    2023
  • Marte Spangen :
    Nasjonalt digitalt registreringssystem for metallsøkerfunn (NDR) – hvor er vi og hvor vil vi?
    2023
  • Marte Spangen, Steinar Solheim :
    Utdaterte spekulasjoner om DNA og kultur blir presentert som fakta. Det er et problem.
    Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.) 2023
  • Marte Spangen, Erlend Kirkeng Jørgensen :
    Black Death in Sápmi
    2022
  • Marte Spangen :
    Fantasi om kjemper i nord
    nordnorskdebatt.no 2022
  • Marte Spangen :
    Jakten på Varangermarkedet - og hvorfor lokaliseringen betyr noe
    2022
  • Marte Spangen :
    Roads of the North – facts and myths about cross-cultural interaction and land negotiations in medieval northern Norway
    2022
  • Marte Spangen :
    Roads of the North: Movement, worldviews, and territoriality in the medieval and early modern Far North.
    2022
  • Marte Spangen, Søren M Sindbæk :
    Misuse of the Medieval in the Early 21st Century
    2021
  • Marte Spangen :
    Offerringer eller ulvefeller? En studie av steinsirkler i samiske landskap
    2021
  • Marte Spangen, Johan Eilertsen Arntzen :
    Sticky structures and opportunistic builders - longhouses in northern Norway
    2020
  • Marte Spangen, Johan Eilertsen Arntzen :
    Langhus i Nord-Norge - seige strukturer og kreative husbyggere
    2020
  • Marte Spangen :
    Roads of the North. Isotope studies of husbandry and movements in medieval northern Norway?
    2020
  • Marte Spangen :
    Roads of the North - myths and facts about cross-cultural interaction and land negotiations in medieval northern Norway
    2020
  • Marte Spangen, Julia Loge :
    Slik lager forskerne egne podkaster
    07. January 2020 FULLTEKST
  • Marte Spangen :
    Arkeologi på rappen: Podcast som formidlingsform
    2019
  • Marte Spangen :
    Multi-ethnicity in the North in the Viking and Early Middle Ages
    2019
  • Marte Spangen :
    Historisk arkeologi i Norge – et metatema?
    2019 OMTALE
  • Marte Spangen, Astrid Tvedte Kristoffersen :
    Arkeologi på rappen 2-1: Astrid Tvedte Kristoffersen om blyisotoper og gruvedrift i Akersberget
    15. February 2019 FULLTEKST
  • Marte Spangen :
    Arkeologi på rappen: Podkast som formidlingsform
    2019
  • Marte Spangen, Ann Kathrin Jantsch, Mona Ødegården :
    Arkeologi på rappen 2-2: Ann Kathrin Jantsch og Mona Ødegården om gravene i Vår Frue kirke
    30. June 2019 FULLTEKST
  • Marte Spangen, Kristoffer Dahle, Jo Sindre Pålssønn Eidshaug :
    Arkeologi på rappen 2-3: Kristoffer Dahle og Jo Sindre Eidshaug om jernvinna i Møre og Romdsdal
    17. September 2019 FULLTEKST
  • Marte Spangen :
    Gávdnosat oaffarbáikkiin duođaštit boazodoalu álggu
    25. April 2019 FULLTEKST
  • Marte Spangen, Kerstin Odebäck :
    Arkeologi på rappen 2-6: Kerstin Odebäck om våpen, krigere og skjold i vikingtidsgraver
    26. December 2019 FULLTEKST
  • Marte Spangen, Fredrik Fahlander :
    Arkeologi på rappen 2-4: Fredrik Fahlander om kristne begravelser i hedenske graver
    18. October 2019 FULLTEKST
  • Marte Spangen :
    Roads of the North – movement, interaction, and landscape negotiation in northern Norway
  • Marte Spangen, Magnus Ljunge, Maria Persson :
    Arkeologi på rappen 2-5: Magnus Ljunge og Maria Persson om krigskirkegårders materialitet
    04. December 2019 FULLTEKST
  • Marte Spangen :
    About moving. Mobility and being in the landscapes of the High North
    2019
  • Marte Spangen :
    Travel, encounters, and social negotiations in medieval northern Norway
    2018

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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


    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)