Archaeology and history is an appointed Leading research area of Stockholm University. The department has six sections: Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, Archaeology, Stockholm Numismatic Institute, Archaeological Research Laboratory, Osteoarchaeological Research Laboratory and Centre for the Study of Cultural Evolution.
Archaeology was formally established in Stockholm in 1917. Characteristic of the research environment of today’s Archaeological section is an intense and continuous discussion on the relationship between material culture and interpretation. Power, ideology, ethnicity, gender, ritual, mentality and cultural encounters are frequent issues.
The Numismatic Institute forms part of the Archaeological section. Numismatic research and teaching is mainly directed towards the coinage and coin circulation of the Scandinavian Viking and Medieval periods. › See letter of support (.pdf) › Website
Dr Nanouschka MyrbergPhD, postdoc researcher and lecturer. I work with numismatics from a historical-archaeological perspective, a very exciting field which is experiencing great advances in this moment. To be part of an international network is both natural and necessary to a field of research like mine, and to the scholarly environment I am part of. The COST network would provide an important possibility for me to develop the knowledge about European coinage and economy in a historical and political perspective, not least as regards the field of monetary unions and the reception of currencies and economic systems.
The changes the European currencies and monetary practices are undergoing at the moment raise fundamental issues about people’s relation to money and concepts of value. Understanding how people handle the monetary abstractions the one hand, and the materiality of economic transactions on the other, may be essential to maintain a union vital and working in a longer time-perspective. History provides several examples of earlier unions, their successes and failures, and the historically specific mechanisms behind those. Insights into the variety of people’s relations to the materiality of economic objects, and how they will find ways around any restrictions put up or problems encountered, is a field of research where I think this proposed action may truly contribute to the understanding of monetary unions today. › Personal Page
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Uppsala University has agreements for student exchange with approximately 500 foreign universities in 50 countries. › See letter of support (.pdf) › Website