NOS-HS Workshop Grant Awarded to Strengthening and Internationalising Research on Nordic Region Cultural Property Trafficking and Preservation


A research team comprised of scholars working at the forefront of Nordic region and international archaeology, ancient history, and cultural heritage preservation has been awarded a workshop grant from NOS-HS (The Joint Committee for Nordic research councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences). It funds three workshops for over two years in Stockholm (mid-2019), Oslo and Kristiansand (spring 2020), and Helsinki (autumn 2020).

​The workshops will present new methods for detecting online trafficking, preventing forgery, ‘authenticating’ the market by the academies, and covering the overall ethics of working with and communicating about cultural heritage through Nordic region and international case studies. 

– Scholars at all career stages working at the host universities and elsewhere will also have the chance to discuss and collaborate with relevant parties throughout the museum, government and law enforcement sectors, Professor of Archaeology and member of the organising team Visa Immonen says. 

The organising team consists of Dr Damien Huffer (Stockholm University), Prof. Suzie Thomas and Dr Rick Bonnie (University of Helsinki), Prof. Visa Immonen (University of Turku), and Dr Josephine Munch Rasmussen (University of Agder & University of Oslo). 

– We are excited to further promote Nordic region cultural property and heritage research in an international context, bring the work of diverse international scholars to local audiences, and build new links between governments, law enforcement, museums, and beyond, Immonen concludes.

For more information please contact prof. Visa Immonen (vialim@utu.f).​

Created 16.11.2018 | Updated 16.11.2018