Marianne Hem Eriksen

Associate Professor - Department of Archaeology
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2017-2018: On research leave,  currently Research Fellow at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge

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Current and previous research projects

My current research project, Archaeology of Dwelling, is funded through the Research Council of Norway/Marie Curie (NFR 251212), and is co-hosted by the Universities of Cambridge and Oslo. The project springs from an apparent paradox: How and why could a specific form of dwelling – the three-aisled longhouse – survive in Scandinavia for almost three thousand years, from the early Bronze Age (1800-500 BCE) throughout the Iron Age (IA, 500BCE-1050 CE); simultaneously as Scandinavian societies underwent ground-breaking social, ideological, and political changes? The primary research aim of the project is to use the three-aisled longhouse of prehistoric Scandinavia, with a principal focus on Norway, as a prism to investigate the dynamics and tensions between, on one hand, societies undergoing significant, macro-scale alterations, and on the other, the apparent conservatism and resilience of the built environment through deep time. Connected with ArchDwell, I am also researching the deposition of infants and children in wetlands and settlement contexts on the North-Atlantic fringe in the 1st millennium CE.

My PhD investigated a specific, and highly charged, architectural element – the doorway – of domestic architecture of the Late Iron Age Scandinavia (550-1050 CE). The work presented a new, synthesised compilation of houses from Late Iron Age Norway. Through social approaches to the buildings, the composition of the household and its connection with domestic space was deliberated, through access analyses, movement analyses, etc. I found that Late Iron Age Scandinavians used domestic doors and especially built door-structures to connect with the mortuary realm (published in Archaeological Dialogues). I also explored how architecture creates embodied cues for socially acceptable behaviour (chapter with Berghahn) and the door as a judicial boundary (published in Viking Worlds, Oxbow, 2015). Further developing an aspect of the PhD, I published a paper on the practice of burying houses in first-millennium Scandinavia (published in EJA).

A reworked and rewritten version of my PhD dissertation is forthcoming as Architecture, Society and Ritual in Viking Age Scandinavia. Doors, dwellings, and domestic space with Cambridge University Press.

Education and academic positions

  • 2017- Associate Professor of Archaeology, Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo (on research leave)
  • 2017-2019 Research Fellow co-hosted by the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research/University of Oslo, funded through an individual grant from Marie Curie/Research Council of Norway
  • 2016 Associate Professor (substitute) at the Dept. of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo
  • 2015 Research/Teaching Fellow at the University of Oslo
  • 2015 Competence in university pedagogics
  • 2013 Visiting PhD student at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London
  • 2012-2015 PhD Research Fellow at the University of Oslo (fully funded)
  • 2008-2010 MA at the University of Oslo

Awards

  • 2017- Elected member of The Young Academy of Norway, the early career organization of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
  • 2017 Research Fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge
  • 2016 H.M. The King’s Gold Medal for scientific inquiry by younger scholars of excellence (2016)
  • 2015 FRIPRO Mobility Grant

Other Professional Activities

  • 2017-2018 visiting scholar/research fellow at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge
  • Member of the reference group of The Viking Phenomenon, Prof. Neil Price, Uppsala University
  • I regularly disseminate archaeology through radio and TV broadcasts in Norway

 

Tags: Archaeology, Iron Age, Viking Age, Bronze Age, Material Culture, Archaeological Method and Theory, Settlement Archaeology

Publications

Eriksen, Marianne Hem (forthc./2019). Architecture, Society, and Ritual in Viking Age Scandinavia. Doors, Dwellings, and Domestic Space. Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 9781108667043.  400 s.

Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2017) Don’t all mothers love their children? Deposited infants as animate objects in Iron and Viking Age Scandinavia. World Archaeology 49, no 4.

Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2016) Commemorating Dwelling. The Death and Burial of Houses in Iron and Viking Age Scandinavia. European Journal of Archaeology 19(3): 477-496.

Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2015). Portals to the Past. An archaeology of doorways, dwellings, and ritual practice in Late Iron Age Scandinavia (PhD thesis).

Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2015). The powerful ring. Door rings, oath rings, and the sacral place, In Marianne Hem Eriksen; Unn Pedersen; Bernt Rundberget; Irmelin Axelsen & Heidi Lund Berg (ed.),  Viking Worlds. Things, spaces, and movement.  Oxbow Books.  ISBN 9781782977278.  6.

Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2013). Doors to the dead. The power of doorways and thresholds in Viking-age Scandinavia. Archaeological Dialogues.  ISSN 1380-2038.  20(2): 187- 214 . doi: 10.1017/S1380203813000238

  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2018). Embodied regulations: Searching for boundaries in the Viking Age, In Ruth Nugent; Ben Jervis; Barbara Hausmair & Ellie Williams (ed.),  Archaeologies of Rules and Regulations: Between text and practice.  Berghahn Books.  ISBN 978-1-78533-765-9.  5.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2017). Don't all mothers love their children? Deposited infants as animate objects in the Scandinavian Iron Age. World archaeology.  ISSN 0043-8243.  49(3), s 338- 356 . doi: 10.1080/00438243.2017.1340189
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2017). Don’t all mothers love their children? Deposited infants as animate objects in the Scandinavian Iron Age. World archaeology.  ISSN 0043-8243.  49(3), s 338- 356
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2016). Commemorating Dwelling: The Death and Burial of Houses in Iron and Viking Age Scandinavia. European Journal of Archaeology.  ISSN 1461-9571.  19(3), s 477- 496 . doi: 10.1080/14619571.2016.1186918 Show summary
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2016). Den enes død er den annens brød? Om kropp, mat og dødsforestillinger i skandinavisk jernalder. Arr. Idéhistorisk tidsskrift.  ISSN 0802-7005.  (2), s 49- 59
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2015). The powerful ring. Door rings, oath rings, and the sacral place, In Marianne Hem Eriksen; Unn Pedersen; Bernt Rundberget; Irmelin Axelsen & Heidi Lund Berg (ed.),  Viking Worlds. Things, spaces, and movement.  Oxbow Books.  ISBN 9781782977278.  6.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2014). Frihetens port. En reise gjennom fortidens dører, I: Svein Harald Gullbekk (red.),  Ja, vi elsker frihet.  Dreyer Forlag A/S.  ISBN 978-82-8265-093-9.  Ukjent kap.nr..
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2013). Doors to the dead. The power of doorways and thresholds in Viking-age Scandinavia. Archaeological Dialogues.  ISSN 1380-2038.  20(2), s 187- 214 . doi: 10.1017/S1380203813000238
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2011). Hallen og landskapet: monumentalitet, liminalitet og transformasjon. Nicolay: Arkeologisk tidsskrift.  ISSN 0332-8937.  (113), s 11- 18

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  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2019). Architecture, Society, and Ritual in Viking Age Scandinavia. Doors, Dwellings, and Domestic Space. Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 9781108497220.  415 s. Show summary
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem; Pedersen, Unn; Rundberget, Bernt; Axelsen, Irmelin & Berg, Heidi Lund (ed.) (2015). Viking Worlds. Things, spaces, and movement. Oxbow Books.  ISBN 9781782977278.  250 s.

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  • Bratland-Sanda, Solfrid; Blikstad-Balas, Marte; De Moor, Katrien; Eriksen, Marianne Hem; Falkum, Ingrid Lossius; Holmen, Heidi & Aronsen, Jan Magnus (2018). Akademia må satse på undervisningskarrierer. Khrono.no.  ISSN 1894-8995.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2018). Body-objects in domestic space in Iron and Viking Age Scandinavia.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2018). Dwelling in place: The longhouse bundling past, present, and future in later prehistoric Scandinavia. Show summary
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2018). Dwelling with the dead in Iron and Viking Age Scandinavia: Human-house relationality.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2018). Longhouses as temporal assemblages in the Iron and Viking Ages.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2018). Review: Built on Bones. 15,000 Years of Urban Life and Death by Brenna Hassett. AP: Online Journal in Public Archaeology.  ISSN 2171-6315.  7(2017)
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2018). Slik mislykkes du med doktorgraden (del I). Forskerforum.  ISSN 0800-1715.  5, s 37
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2018). Slik mislykkes du med doktorgraden (del II). Forskerforum.  ISSN 0800-1715.  6
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2018). The juice of one tomato. On writing PhD dissertations.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2018). Things as people, people as things: Exploring personhood in Iron and Viking Age Scandinavia.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2018). Types, time, and tension: the Scandinavian-style longhouse over the longue durée. Show summary
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2018). Å finne en livsverden i et stolpehull. Nye perspektiver i skandinavisk bosetningsarkeologi. Show summary
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem & Bleken, Halfdan (2018, 03. april). Gravlagte hus. [Radio].  NRK Ekko.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem & Bleken, Halfdan (2018, 20. februar). Langhuset - nordmenns bolig gjennom 3000 år. [Radio].  NRK Ekko.
  • Bill, Jan; Glørstad, Ann Zanette Tsigaridas; Eriksen, Marianne Hem; Iversen, Frode; Vedeler, Marianne & Aannestad, Hanne Lovise (2017). Ikke la nynazistene stjele vikingtiden. Morgenbladet.no.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2017). Approaching identity and individuality in Prehistory [chair].
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2017). Archaeology of Dwelling. Houses and households over deep time in Scandinavia.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2017). Assembling houses, house assemblages: How can we study prehistoric buildings from household perspectives?. Show summary
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2017). Bodies and body-objects in domestic space: Atmospheric presence in the long Iron Age of Scandinavia.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2017). Can we trace ontology from postholes? A view from Scandinavia’s later prehistory.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2017). Challenges of studying gender in settlements [intro and chair].
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2017). Deposited infants as animate objects in Iron-Age Scandinavia.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2017). Fem strategier for å mislykkes som forsker.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2017). House assemblages and domestic space through deep time.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2017). How to fail at research proposals.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2017). Investigating Bronze Age households - A view from Scandinavia.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2017). Kraften av en tomat. Om å skrive doktorgradsavhandling..
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2017). Processing, curating, and fragmenting skulls in Iron and Viking Age Scandinavia.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2017). The longhouse of Iron-Age Scandinavia: Death, commemoration, and infant deposition.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2017). The processes of engendering: space and materials [intro and chair].
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem & Haugen, Toril (2017, 25. april). Can houses die? Iron-age to Viking longhouses were burned and buried. [Internett].  www.heritagedaily.com.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem & Haugen, Toril (2017, 25. april). Iron-age Viking longhouses were burned and buried in funerals. [Internett].  www.phys.org.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem & Haugen, Toril (2017, 27. januar). Kan hus døy? Jarnalderens langhus blei brende og gravlagde. [Tidsskrift].  Forskningsmagasinet Apollon.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem; Steenstrup, Henriette & Såheim, Fridtjov (2017, 26. mars). En bit av historien -- Vikingtid. [TV].  TV2.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2016). Archaeology of Dwelling - Introduksjon til et prosjekt.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2016). Don’t all mothers love their children? Deposits of infants and children in the Iron and Viking Ages.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2016). Doorways. Narrative spaces and social mnemonics in the Viking Age.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2016). How to survive the PhD - Or how I learned to stop worrying and love the PLAN.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2016). På terskelen til hus og hall i yngre jernalder.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2016). Things to do during the PhD – publish articles on the side (Guest blog on patter - blog on academic writing).
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2016). Traces of persistence, persistence of trace: Architecture, memory, and lived space through deep time in Scandinavia.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem & Brobakke, Marthe Tokle (2016, 11. november). På jakt etter menneskene. Et intervju med Marianne Hem Eriksen. [Tidsskrift].  Nicolay 129 (2):35-39.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem & Grydeland, Ivar (2016, 25. mai). NRK P2: 'De hverdagslige vikingene' Intervju i Ekko. [Radio].  NRK P2. Show summary
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem & Grydeland, Ivar (2016, 07. juni). NRK P2: Død og erotikk i vikingtid. Intervju i Ekko. [Radio].  NRK P2 Ekko.
  • Gjertsen, Jostein & Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2016, 21. februar). NRK P2: Ut i kulturen - privatlivets historie. [Radio].  NRK P2.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2015). Portals to the Past. An archaeology of doorways, dwellings, and ritual practice in Late Iron Age Scandinavia (Unpublished PhD thesis). Show summary
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2015). Ritualization of the Scandinavian-style longhouse, 400-1050CE.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2015). Seksualitet og død – en evig syklus. Norgeshistorie.no.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2015). Slaver, barn og kvinner – husholdet i merovingertiden. Norgeshistorie.no.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2015). Viking Foodways: Consumption, Space, and the Household in Norway , c. 550-1050 CE.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem & Gundersen, Håkon (2015, 18. september). Overskridelser i dørkarmen (i spalten 'Doktoren svarer').  Morgenbladet.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem; Pedersen, Unn; Rundberget, Bernt; Axelsen, Irmelin & Berg, Heidi Lund (2015). Exploring Viking Worlds, In Marianne Hem Eriksen; Unn Pedersen; Bernt Rundberget; Irmelin Axelsen & Heidi Lund Berg (ed.),  Viking Worlds. Things, spaces, and movement.  Oxbow Books.  ISBN 9781782977278.  Introduction.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem & Øksdal, Alf Tore (2015, 08. september). Dette forteller dørene om vikingtida. [Internett].  http://forskning.no/historie/2015/09/apner-dorer-til-vikingt.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem & Øksdal, Alf Tore (2015, 03. september). Åpner dører til vikingtiden. [Internett].  http://www.hf.uio.no/iakh/forskning/aktuelt/.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2014). Mellom praksis og ideologi. Nye blikk på hus og hushold i Norges yngre jernalder.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2014). Re-organisation of household space in the Viking Age/Medieval Period transition in Norway.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2014). Transformation of Everyday Life: Architectural alterations and the religious conversion of Early Medieval Norway.
  • Bill, Jan; Bø, Terje; Røvik, Geir; Iversen, Frode; Aase, Sigurd; Eriksen, Marianne Hem; Tallaksen, Tommy; Kvalø, Frode; Altrock, Håkan; Ødelund, Arne Petter; Nevestad, Dag; Vaaagland, Lars; Edman, Caroline; Bjercke, Kari & Hjeltnes, Arne (2013, 07. april). Arkeologene: Skatter i havet 2:8. [TV].  NRK1.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2013). Crossing the Boundary: The door as a judicial-cultic arena in the Viking Age?.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2013). Crossing the threshold: The social and ritual significance of doors in Viking-Age Scandinavia.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2013, 01. januar). Innslagene "Raritetskabinettet" i NRK-serien "Arkeologene" (åtte episoder). [TV].  NRK. Show summary
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2013). On the Threshold. The social, spatial, and ritual significance of doors in Late Iron Age Scandinavia.
  • Eriksen, Thomas Hylland; Gansum, Terje; Bill, Jan; Iversen, Frode; Rødsrud, Christian Løchsen; Eriksen, Marianne Hem; Wangen, Vivian; Guillou, Jan; Berge, Jan; Eikeland, Rune; Smith, Christian Dokk; Fernstål, Lotta; Aarseth, Bjarte Einar & Hjeltnes, Arne (2013, 28. april). Arkeologene: Vikingen - superhelt og bonde 5:8. [TV].  NRK1.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2012). Borders, Mortuary Practices and Sexualised Rituals in Late Iron Age Scandinavia.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2012). Doors to the Dead in Scandinavian Late Iron Age.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2012). Innledning til et prosjekt: Dører til de døde i vikingtidens Skandinavia.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2012). Lift Me Over the Threshold: Liminality, Sexuality and Power in Late Iron Age Scandinavia.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2012). Lift Me Over the Threshold: Presentasjon av et PhD-prosjekt.
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2010). Between the Real and Ideal: Ordering, controlling and utilising space in power negotiations - Hall buildings in Scandinavia, 250-1050 CE.
  • Gundersen, Ingar Mørkestøl & Eriksen, Marianne Hem (red.) (2010). På sporet av romersk jernalder -- Artikkelsamling fra Romertidsseminaret på Isegran 23.24. januar 2010. Nicolay skrifter. 3.
  • Eriksen, Kristin & Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2009). Jeg fant, jeg fant! Et intervju med Dagfinn Skre. Nicolay: Arkeologisk tidsskrift.  ISSN 0332-8937.  (108)
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem (2008). Kan arkeologi skade de døde, eller: Hvor ble det av Kant?. Nicolay: Arkeologisk tidsskrift.  ISSN 0332-8937.  (106)
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem & Molnes, Henrik (2008). Annerledeshet og identitet : et intervju med Brit Solli. Nicolay: Arkeologisk tidsskrift.  ISSN 0332-8937.  (106)
  • Eriksen, Marianne Hem & Valum, Maria Spitalen (2008). Ikke alt kan en lære av bøker alene. Intervju med Morten Kutschera. Nicolay: Arkeologisk tidsskrift.  ISSN 0332-8937.  (107)

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