Background and activities

Tor Einar Fagerland is Associate Professor in history at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology since 2008. He received his PhD in Medieval History at NTNU in 2006 and has thought Medieval History at all levels. In 2003 he was among the initiators of an interdisciplinary study program in Cultural Heritage Management (bachelor 2003, master 2006), where he since has thought courses in Memory Studies and Heritage Management. Since 2009 he has been Head of the Program in Cultural Heritage Management. He has also thought classes in Memory Studies and Heritage Studies at The Institute for Social and European Studies, Köszeg Hungary (2009-2011).

 

Since he left Medieval History in 2005, he has in his research combined his training as a historian with theories, methods and research topics from the interdisciplinary fields of Memory Studies and Cultural Heritage Studies. Recent publications are “The Steilneset Memorial. An international perspective” (2012), “The Norwegian Fascist Monument at Stiklestad 1944-45” (2011), “Fra monument til miljø: Norsk kulturminnevern 1844-2010” (2011) and ”Kulturarv i spenningsfeltet mellom før og nå” (2008). His main scholarly interest has for several years been the negotiation of painful and ambiguous memories. A topic thoroughly investigated in the forthcoming publication: The building and destruction of the fascist monument at Stiklestad – A history of Silence 1944-2012. At present he is the co-leader of the newly launched research project: 22.7 and the Negotiation of Memory in Mediated and Multicultural Environment.   

 

In 1997-1999 Fagerland was Head of Cultural Management and Museum Services in Meløy Municipality. Among numerous counselling task are Special Advisor in Commemoration of painful Heritage Stiklestad Nasjonale Kultursenter, 2006-2007 / 2011-2012 and Exhibition Advisor for the exhibition “The Enemy Within. Treason during World War II”, The Falstad Memorial and Human Right Centre, 2011. At present he is part of an advisor group appointed by the National Directorate for Cultural Heritage working on new guidelines for legal protection of Cultural Heritage. In 2012 he was appointed board member of ICOMOS Norway (the National Branch of the International Council on Monuments and Sites). In spring 2012 he has participation as discussant partner to the National Committee for Monuments and Honouring of the Heroes of July 22 (”Styringsgruppen for minnesmerker og hedring etter angrepene 22. Juli”).

 

 

Education:

PhD in History 2006, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

MA in History 1995, University of Bergen

 

Professional Career:

Head of Program for Cultural Heritage Management, Department of Historical and Classical Studies, NTNU 2009-

Associate Professor in History, Department of Historical and Classical Studies, NTNU 2008-

Postdoctor, Department of Historical and Classical Studies, NTNU 2006-2008

PhD, Department of Historical and Classical Studies, NTNU 1999-2004

Faros, Interdisciplinary Centre, Exhibition Adviser, NTNU 2004-2005

Meløy Municipality: Head of Museum and the Management of Cultural Heritage 1997-1999

The National Military Museum Oslo, Researcher 2001-2002

Stiklestad Nasjonale Kultursenter, Special Advisor in Commemoration of painful Heritage 2006-2007 / 2011-2012

 

Selected Publications:

 “The Steilneset Memorial. An international perspective”, Oslo/Stamsund 2012.

“The Norwegian Fascist Monument at Stiklestad 1944-45” in, Historicizing the Uses of the Past: Scandinavian Perspectives on History Culture, Historical Consciousness and Didactics of History Related to World War II, Transcript Verlag 2011

The Enemy Within. Treason during World War II, Exhibition Catalogue, Falstadsenterets skriftserie 2011.
 ”Fra monument til miljø: Norsk kulturminnevern 1844-2010”, Tapir Akademiske forlag 2011.

1537 - Kontinuitet eller brudd?, Tapir Akademiske forlag 2011.

”Kulturarv i spenningsfeltet mellom før og nå”, Heimen 2008.

“Nordisk og europeisk føydalisme i lys av nyere forskningsdebatt”, NTNU 2007.

1289-1295 Sjøkrig i danske farvann. I: Norges Kriger - Fra Hafsfjord til Afghanistan. Vega forlag 2011.

1304-1310 Krigføring og allianser i Norden. I: Norges Kriger - Fra Hafsfjord til Afghanistan. Vega forlag 2011.

”Krigføring og politisk kultur i nordisk middelalder. De mellomnordiske konfliktene 1286-1319 i et europeisk perspektiv”, PhD thesis, Trondheim 2006.


Selected Conference Papers:

 “The terror on July 22 and the Stages of Memory in Norway´s Memorial Landscape” Lund University 2012.

”The terrorist attacks of 22 July 2011 and the stages of Memory in the Norwegian Memorial Landscape: A preliminary sketch”, Gothenburg University 2012.

 “From Bitburg to the Holocaust Memorial. Public memory in Berlin after reunification”, Freie Universität Berlin 2011. 

“A place of Contested Memory: the Norwegian Fascist Monument at Stiklestad 1944-2011”, Freie Universität Berlin 2011.

“Painful Memories. An international perspective”, Vardø, Steilneset Memorial, 2011. 

”Stiklestad 1030-2008: A place of contested identity. The Local and the Global - Practices and Politics of Memory”, Luxembourg University 2010. 

 “Cultural Heritage: A resource for dialogue, learning, reconciliation and progress in Today's Europe?”, ISES, Köszeg 2010.

“The Parthenon Marbles”, The Norwegian Institute Athens 2010.

 “The Parthenon Marbles and the New Acropolis Museum”, Manchester University 2010. 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

  • Fagerland, Tor Einar. (2008) Kulturarv i spenningsfeltet mellom før og nå. Heimen. vol. 45 (4).

Books

  • Fagerland, Tor Einar; Paasche, Knut. (2011) 1537 - Kontinuitet eller brudd?. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. 2011. ISBN 978-82-519-2773-4.
  • Fagerland, Tor Einar. (2002) Krig og diplomati i nordisk middelalder. 2002. ISBN 82-91218-29-3. Forsvarsmuseets småskrift (29).

Part of book/report

  • Fagerland, Tor Einar. (2016) July 22 and the negotiation of memory in Norwegian society 2011-2014. Heritage, Democracy and the Public. Nordic Approaches.
  • Fagerland, Tor Einar; Hjorth, Ingeborg. (2016) Remembering traumatic pasts – Movements in the memorial landscape of Norway. Heritage, Democracy and the Public. Nordic Approaches.
  • Fagerland, Tor Einar. (2014) Between Patriotism and Univeralism: Norwegian World War II Monuments and Memorials 1990-2014 from a Transnational Perspective. From Patriotic Memory to a Universalistic Narrative?.
  • Fagerland, Tor Einar. (2014) Haraldsstøtta: En utdatert rekvisitt eller et potensielt møtested for kunnskap og dialog?. Haraldsstøtta - Monument og minne.
  • Fagerland, Tor Einar. (2014) Monuments and painful history: Steileneset Memorial. An international perspective. Steilneset Memorial. Art Architecture History.
  • Fagerland, Tor Einar. (2011) 1289-1295 Sjøkrig i danske farvann. Norges Kriger - Fra Hafsfjord til Afghanistan.
  • Fagerland, Tor Einar. (2011) 1304-1310 Krigføring og allianser i Norden. Norges Kriger - Fra Hafsfjord til Afghanistan.
  • Fagerland, Tor Einar. (2011) Fra monument til miljø: Norsk kulturminnevern 1844-2010. 1537 - Kontinuitet eller brudd?.
  • Fagerland, Tor Einar; Nilssen, Trond Risto. (2011) The Norwegian Fascist Monument at Stiklestad 1944-45. Historicizing the Uses of the Past: Scandinavian Perspectives on History Culture, Historical Consciousness and Didactics of History Related to World War II.
  • Fagerland, Tor Einar. (2007) Nordisk og europeisk føydalisme i lys av nyere forskningsdebatt. En sann historiker. Festskrift til Svein Henrik Pedersen.
  • Fagerland, Tor Einar. (2006) NS-bautaen på Stiklestad i et europeisk perspektiv. Stiklestad og andre minnesteder. Foredrag i 2004 og 2005.

Report/dissertation

  • Fagerland, Tor Einar; Sawyer, Birgit. (2006) Krigføring og politisk kultur i nordisk middelalder. De mellomnordiske konfliktene 1286-1319 i et europeisk perspektiv. 2006. ISBN 82-7765056-6.