The MCH research groups are solidly anchored in the the research strategy of the museum. They are annually granted funds from the MCH Research Council, to promote collective activities that develop the subjects under study. Each research group have several projects that interact and contribute to a dynamic development of the work undertaken.
- Settlement and Landscape in the Iron Age
The research team aims to strengthen research on landscape utilisation and settlement history in the Iron Age (BC 500- 1000 AD), and link this more closely to the results from the Museum of Cultural History (MCH) excavations.
- Housing Heritage: Exploring, theorising and problematising multiple kinds of heritage making
'Housing Heritage' suggests a joint comparative exploration of what such ‘makings’ of cultural heritage, world heritage, museum objects and archaeological objects have in common. How do objects, places, spaces or practices get a place in ‘the global museum’.
- The Economy of Salvation in the Middle Ages
The aim of the project “The Economy of Salvation in the Middle Ages” is to get closer to an understanding of individuals practising their religion in their encounter with the church, priest and Catholic liturgy.
- Stone Age Coastal Landscapes
The research group is closely connected to the archaeological investigations within the E18-project Rugtvedt-Dørdal, Bamble, Telemark. However, the topics discussed are of interest to all researchers interested in Stone Age and coastal studies.
- Centre for Viking-Age Studies (ViS)
The Centre for Viking-Age Studies (ViS) is working on a number of projects on the Viking Age, aiming to explore the extensive changes in the Scandinavian societies in the period AD 700-1100.