Research Group for Transnational History and Cultural Encounters, 1850 - present

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The picture shows Norwegian sailors in Africa, most probably South-Africa....

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Professor Christhard Hoffmann
E-mail: Christhard.Hoffmann@ahkr.uib.no

Picture: The picture shows Norwegian sailors in Africa, most probably South-Africa. The second person from right is skipper Petter Maldus Danielsen (1873-1951) from Svinør in the county of West-Agder. The illustration is taken from Guldbrandsen, Ågot and Fardal Klev, Ådne, Svinør. Ryggen til Norge - Blikket mot havet, 1997.

About the group

The research group was established in 2008 and represents one of seven research groups at the Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion at the University of Bergen. The members of the group are engaged in research on various aspects of transnational nexus and interaction.

This includes transactions and exchange of goods and services, the movement of people and transfer of culture and ideas. In short, we are looking at historical and cultural processes in the 19th – 21st centuries that expedite as well as halts, and that are causes as well as consequences of internationalisation.

Foto av en historisk bok om norsk-kinesiske relasjoner.

Historien viktig for å forstå Kina i dag

Camilla Brautasets forskning viser at dialog og samarbeid alltid har vært nøkkelen for gode relasjoner mellom Norge og Kina. Nå er lederen for UiBs nye Kina-kompetanseutvalg bokaktuell.

Program fall 2022

Friday, September 23rd, 10:15 - 12:00: Miika Tervonen (Migration Institute of Finland), Writing the Past White: Nation and Race in Finnish National Histories, (seminarrom 1)


Wednesday, September 28th, 10:15 – 12:00: Matthias Heymann (Aarhus University), Building Global Resource Chains: Metropolitan Industry and Tropical Plantations in the Danish Plant Oil Complex, (seminarrom 1)


Friday, October 28th, 09:15 - 11:00: Tad Brown (University of Cambridge), Unearthing Peanuts: State Collections, Scientific Credit, and Intellectual Property in the 20th Century, (seminarrom 1)


Friday, November 11th, 10:15 - 12:00:  Maria Fritsche (NTNU), Encounters with the enemy. Analysing life under German occupation beyond “resistance” and “collaboration”, (seminarrom 1)


November 29. - 30.:  Workshop