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

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.

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

Active members: 

  • Haci Akman (AHKR)
  • Camilla Brautaset (AHKR)
  • Åsmund Borgen Gjerde (AHKR)
  • Sven-Erik Grieg-Smith (AHKR)
  • Michael Hertzberg (CMI)
  • Christhard Hoffmann (AHKR)
  • Sara Kohne (AHKR)
  • Olga Medvedeva (AHKR)
  • Ines Prodöhl (AHKR)
  • Eva Reme (AHKR)
  • Kristian Sebak (AHKR)
  • Karina Hestad Skeie (NLA)