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Kristian Kristiansen

Professor

Kristian Kristiansen
Professor , Director
kristian.kristiansen@archaeology.gu.se
+46 31 786 4613
0704-185767

Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Eklandagatan 86 , 41261 Göteborg


Department of Historical Studies (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
www.historiskastudier.gu.se
historia@gu.se
Fax: +46 31 786 4456

Visiting Address: Eklandagatan 86 , 412 61 Göteborg

About Kristian Kristiansen

Date and place of birth
August 21st, 1948, Hyrup, Denmark,

Academic degrees:
PhD 1975, University of Aarhus, 1998 Dr. Phil (Habilitation)

Academic appointments:

  • 1976-1979: post-doctoral research-fellow at University of Aarhus,
  • 1979-1994: director of the Danish Archaeological Heritage Administration
  • 1985: co-founder and researcher (for two years) at the first Danish Humanities Centre at the University of Copenhagen (1985-1990)
  • 1994 -present: professor of archaeology (chair) at University of Gothenburg


Research interests:

My main research is on the Bronze Age, but also archaeological theory and archaeological heritage are central to my research interests. In my books I have promoted a European perspective on the Bronze Age (see below), whereas in my archaeological excavations I concentrated on local areas in Sicily, Hungary and Denmark/Sweden (see below). The results of these projects are now in press. Throughout my career I have succeeded in achieving both national and international funding, most recently I am part of a new Marie Curie project: Forging Identities, which explores the movement of people, things, animals and ideas in Bronze Age Europe. 10 PhD positions are linked to the project, which just started, two positions are in Gothenburg. Another recent project is the creation of a Research Institute for Rock Art (homepage: www.shfa.se), making primary documentation of rock art accessible to the public. Finally I am engaged in an interdisicplinary collaboration at University of Gothenburg, called : The Heritage Academy' to promote research and teaching on cultural heritage. Further information at www.academia.edu

Leadership of international research excavations

  • The Thy Archaeological Project 1990 -1999 Denmark.
  • The Scandinavian-Sicilian Archaeological expedition. 1998-2006. Monte Polizzo.
  • The Scandinavian-Hungarian Archaeological Expedition 1998-2006. Szazhalombatta.
  • The Tanum Archaeological Project (Sweden) With Santiago-Compostela (1998-2006)
     

Academic leadership/member of international committees
Present:

  • European Science Fodundation: standing committee on European journals ERIH (archaeology committee)
  • National: Chairman of the board at the Archaeo-Experimental Research Centre at Lejre, Denmark (1994- present).
  • German Research council: Committee ‘Frühe Monumentalität’
     

Past:

  • European Association of Archaeologists: I initiated and became first president of the European Association of Archaeologists (1994-1998), and also initiated its journal:European Journal of Archaeology.
  • Council of Europe: member of specialist group for "The Archaeological Plan of Europe", (1989-1994), in the organizing committee on the"Bronze Age Campaign" (1992-1997).
  • ICOMOS. In the organising group and later member of ICAHM, international Committee on Heritage Management, under ICOMOS, which produced the first international charter on heritage management (1982-1992).
  • University positions:1998-2000 member of the Board of Gothenburg University, 2000-2009: chairman of department.
  • Visiting professor: at Sorbonne, Stanford, Cambridge and Oxford.
  • International research assesment panels (last 5 years): Deutche Archaeologsiche Institut, Spanish Academy, Oxford University (Archaeology School), Cork University (3 departments), Leiden University (midterm review archaeology faculty)
  • Swedish Research Council (archaeology), and SIDA foreign aid research council
     

National and international awards
National: 1975 the University of Aarhus gold medal for PhD.
In 1985 knighted by the Danish Queen: ‘Knight of Danebrog’ for my contribution to the reorganisation of the Danish archaeological heritage.

International: 2005 the “European Archaeological Heritage Prize”,
2007 the Society of American Archaeology’s international book prize for best scholarly book (co-authored with Thomas Larsson): ‘The Rise of Bronze Age Society’.

Academic societies and academies

  • Royal Swedish Society of Arts and Sciences, Gothenburg 1994
  • Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, Stockholm 2002
  • Foreign member of the Deutsche Archäologisches Institut 2007.
  • Honorary fellow of Society of Antiquaries London 2009
  • Honorary fellow of Society of Antiquaries Scotland 1991
  • Honorary fellow of the European Association of Archaeologists 1999

Membership in editorial boards of international journals/books series

  • Archaeological Dialogues/Cambridge University Press/2008
  • Archaeology of Low Countries (new journal starting 2009)
  • Complutum/University of Madrid/1990
  • Nature + Culture/Berghahn Books /2007

Latest publications

Bronze Economy and Mode of Production. The role of Comparative Advantages in Temperate Europe During the Bronze Age
Johan Ling, Per Cornell, Kristian Kristiansen
Modes of Production in Archaeology / edited by Robert M. Rosenswig and Jerimy J. Cunningham., Gainesville, FL, University Press of Florida, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Re-theorising mobility and the formation of culture and language among the Corded Ware Culture in Europe
Kristian Kristiansen, Morten E. Allentoft, Karin M. Frei, Rune Iversen, Niels N. Johannsen et al.
Antiquity, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Identifying commoners in the Bronze Age: burials outside barrows
Sophie Bergerbrant, Kristian Kristiansen, Morten E. Allentoft, Karin M. Frei, T. Douglas Price et al.
New Perspectives on the Bronze Age: Proceedings from the 13th Nordic Bronze Age Symposium, held in Gothenburg 9th June to 13th June 2015, Oxford, Archaeopress, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Bronze Age wool: Provenance and dye investigations of Danish textiles
Karin Margarita Frei, Ulla Mannering, Ina Vanden Berghe, Kristian Kristiansen
Antiquity, Journal article 2017
Journal article

A matter of months: High precision migration chronology of a Bronze Age female
K. M. Frei, C. Villa, M. L. Jorkov, M. E. Allentoft, F. Kaul et al.
Plos One, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Introduction
Sophie Bergerbrant, Kristian Kristiansen
New Perspectives on the Bronze Age: Proceedings from the 13th Nordic Bronze Age Symposium, held in Gothenburg 9th June to 13th June 2015, Oxford, Archaeopress, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Trajectories towards a knowledge-producing contract archaeology.
Kristian Kristiansen
When Valletta meets Faro The reality of European archaeology in the 21st century : proceedings of the international conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 19-21 March 2015 / edited by Paulina Florjanowicz., Namur, Belgium, Europae Archaeologiae Consilium, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Bronze Age Vikings? A Comparative Analysis of Deep Historical Structures and their Dynamics
Kristian Kristiansen
Comparative Perspectives on Past Colonisation, Maritime Interaction and Cultural Integration. New Directions in Anthropological Archaeology / eds. L. Melheim, Z.T. Glørstad & H. Glørstad. , Sheffield, Equinox Publishing, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Interpreting Bronze Age Trade and Migration
Kristian Kristiansen
Human Mobility and Technological Transfer in the Prehistoric Mediterranean Edited by Evangelia Kiriatzi , Carl Knappett, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

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2017

Bronze Economy and Mode of Production. The role of Comparative Advantages in Temperate Europe During the Bronze Age
Johan Ling, Per Cornell, Kristian Kristiansen
Modes of Production in Archaeology / edited by Robert M. Rosenswig and Jerimy J. Cunningham., Gainesville, FL, University Press of Florida, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Re-theorising mobility and the formation of culture and language among the Corded Ware Culture in Europe
Kristian Kristiansen, Morten E. Allentoft, Karin M. Frei, Rune Iversen, Niels N. Johannsen et al.
Antiquity, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Identifying commoners in the Bronze Age: burials outside barrows
Sophie Bergerbrant, Kristian Kristiansen, Morten E. Allentoft, Karin M. Frei, T. Douglas Price et al.
New Perspectives on the Bronze Age: Proceedings from the 13th Nordic Bronze Age Symposium, held in Gothenburg 9th June to 13th June 2015, Oxford, Archaeopress, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Bronze Age wool: Provenance and dye investigations of Danish textiles
Karin Margarita Frei, Ulla Mannering, Ina Vanden Berghe, Kristian Kristiansen
Antiquity, Journal article 2017
Journal article

A matter of months: High precision migration chronology of a Bronze Age female
K. M. Frei, C. Villa, M. L. Jorkov, M. E. Allentoft, F. Kaul et al.
Plos One, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Introduction
Sophie Bergerbrant, Kristian Kristiansen
New Perspectives on the Bronze Age: Proceedings from the 13th Nordic Bronze Age Symposium, held in Gothenburg 9th June to 13th June 2015, Oxford, Archaeopress, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

2016

Trajectories towards a knowledge-producing contract archaeology.
Kristian Kristiansen
When Valletta meets Faro The reality of European archaeology in the 21st century : proceedings of the international conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 19-21 March 2015 / edited by Paulina Florjanowicz., Namur, Belgium, Europae Archaeologiae Consilium, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Bronze Age Vikings? A Comparative Analysis of Deep Historical Structures and their Dynamics
Kristian Kristiansen
Comparative Perspectives on Past Colonisation, Maritime Interaction and Cultural Integration. New Directions in Anthropological Archaeology / eds. L. Melheim, Z.T. Glørstad & H. Glørstad. , Sheffield, Equinox Publishing, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Interpreting Bronze Age Trade and Migration
Kristian Kristiansen
Human Mobility and Technological Transfer in the Prehistoric Mediterranean Edited by Evangelia Kiriatzi , Carl Knappett, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

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