KULMI3115 - Memory, things and places


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home exam
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home exam 100/100 4 hours

Course content

The course is an introduction to an interdisciplinary theoretical field where concepts like memory, materiality and place are central. Two important questions are how memory is being created and reproduced and what kind of processes and institutions that contribute to shaping a culture's images of the past. The course will also focus on central questions in this field of theory, such as the relationship between individual and collective memory and the relationship between memory and history. In addition to the theoretical introduction, the course focus on the practical application of analytical approaches in discussions of relevant examples.

Learning outcome

A candidate who passes this course is expected to have the following learning outcome according to the course curriculum, defined as knowledge and skills:


The candidate

  • has good overview of international theories of memory
  • has good understanding of how central institutions are taking part in and are communicating understanding and conceptions within the field


The candidate

  • can explain and discuss central themes and concepts from international memory theory
  • can use theories of memory in independent analysis of cultural products communicating history and producing memories
  • is able to apply knowledge and insights from this topic in further in-depth studies within the field

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, excursions and seminars with assignments/exercises. Students should make every effort to attend all teaching as the obligatory assignments/exercises are closely related to the topics being taught.

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignments/exercises

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

Education in relevant disciplines equivalent to a bachelor's degree. The course is mandatory for master students in cultural heritage management. To be able to take the exam, registration for education the same semester or approved mandatory activity a previous semester is demanded.

Course materials

Theory based literature as well as relevant cultural products.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
KULMI3100 7.5 AUTUMN 2015
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Cultural Heritage Management
  • History
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Historical and Classical Studies


Examination arrangement: Home exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home exam (1) 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home exam (2) 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen. Please note that the exam form has changed as a preventive measure in the ongoing corona situation.
  • 2) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen.

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