When God moves out - the deserted churches of Mårup and Maglarp: A discussion on the fate and future of deserted churches since the Middle Ages in mainly Scandinavia. The article is departuring from the case of Mårup in Jutland (Denmark) and Maglarp in Scania (Sweden), which were demolished 2007-08.
Publication . Part of book or chapter of book . 2018
Essän ägnas åt att skissera en möjligt utvecklingslinje för hur bilder av manskroppen skapats och/eller använts i en homosexuell kultur från sekelskiftet 1900 till idag, och hur detta bildbruk samverkat med en normaliserande och dominerande heterokultur.
Publication . Part of book or chapter of book . 2008
The Sun-Chariot from Trundholm is world famous, and the finding place is marked with a monument. In the same way the finding places for The golden horns from Gallehus, the Egtved girl, the Dejbjerg chariots, the Gundestrup cauldron, the Nydam boat and many other finds have been remembered during the 20th Century with memorials, often a stone monument. Which finds have become national symbols or have received their own memorial? When did it happend? Who took the initiative? Why excactly these finds? Why raise memorials over archaeological finds? The memorials over archaeological finds in Denmark are related to a debate on canonization and nationalism, currently a topic because of the Danish Cultural Canon and also the choice of Danish World Heritage places.
Majesties, archaeology and history of archaeology: Socially the context of archaeology is supposed to have travelled from kings, princes and aristocracy down to the bourgeoisie and the middle class. However members of the royal family still have a central role as it is seen from the current exhibition “Queen Margrethe II and archaeology” on Moesgård Museum at Århus and the National Museum in Copenhagen. The aim is here to examine the royal archaeology with king Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden and queen Margrethe II of Denmark as examples. What kind of archaeology is it that kings and queens have exercised or supported? Does it deviate from archaeology in general? What does the engagement from kings and queens mean to archaeology? Might royal archaeology lead to misuse? Does royal archaeology mean a win-win-situation to all, which makes it difficult to discuss? Finally, might the theory on distinction by Pierre Bourdieu be relevant even to the highest elite of society, however with a reversed formula.
Publication . Part of book or chapter of book . 1986
Gothic church vaults - an economic perspective: The uneven occurence of vaults from the period ca 1275-1550 in the Danish (incl. the Schleswig area) churches is mapped. Presuming that the main function of the vaults was fire protection, and that all congregations wanted their church vaulted, it is argued that the distribution of vaults reflects economic conditions, and the conditions of church building are presented in a model.
Publication . Part of book or chapter of book . 1983