Disputas - Bjarge Fors
Cand.polit. Bjarge Schwenke Fors disputerer for ph.d.-graden i humaniora og samfunnsvitenskap og vil offentlig forsvare avhandlingen: Border Performances: Politics, art and tourism where Norway meets Russia (monografi)
Prøveforelesningen starter kl. 10.15 samme dag og på samme sted.
This thesis explores performances on the border between Norway and Russia. Performance here denotes a wide range of actions and activities, from concerts and political speeches to guided tours and the raising of monuments. All these performances have one thing in common: They invest the border and the borderland with various meanings that so to speak “make” the border and borderland. Based on ethnographic research in and around the border town of Kirkenes, the thesis examines this meaning-making as it takes place within and across three fields: politics, art and tourism. It is argued that the border tends to be construed either as a bridge, marked by openness, unity, and continuity, or as a barrier, marked by division, disunity, and discontinuity. Correspondingly, the borderland is also invested with meaning, morphed into a place of great significance: A unique transnational space and a dramatic interface between East and West.
Hovedveileder professor Trond Thuen, UiT Norges arktiske universitet.
Biveileder professor Arvid Viken, UiT Norges arktiske universitet.
Hovedveileder førsteamanuensis Jorun Bræck Ramstad, UiT Norges arktiske universitet.
Leder av disputas: professor Turid Moldenæs
Leder av komiteen: Professor Jon Schakt
Første opponent Professor DPhil Hastings Donnan
Andre opponent: Professor dr. art. Ingjerd Hoëm