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Burström, Mats
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Burström, M., Bjerck, H., Pétursdóttir, T. & Svestad, A. (2023). For love of archaeology. In: Hein B. Bjerck; Mats Burström; Thóra Pétursdóttir; Asgeir Svestad (Ed.), For Love of Archaeology: To Bjørnar J. Olsen from friend and colleagues (pp. 1-22). Tromsø: Tromsø Museum
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2023 (English)In: For Love of Archaeology: To Bjørnar J. Olsen from friend and colleagues / [ed] Hein B. Bjerck; Mats Burström; Thóra Pétursdóttir; Asgeir Svestad, Tromsø: Tromsø Museum , 2023, p. 1-22Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Texten introducerar festskriften till professor Bjørnar Julius Olsen vid Universitetet i Tromsø och presenterar hans arkeologiska gärning. I underkapitlet "Formative years" diskuteras den anda av teoretiskt samförstånd som etablerades mellan en generation yngre arkeologiska forskare i Tromsø och Stockholm i slutet av 1980-talet och början av -90-talet. Särskilt uppmärksammas det motstånd som de nya, så kallat postprocessuella idéerna möttes med från akademiskt väletablerade arkeologer.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tromsø: Tromsø Museum, 2023
Series
Tromsø Museums Skrifter ; XXXVIII
Keywords
Forskningshistoria, biografi, Finnmark, Nordnorge, postprocessuell arkeologi
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Archaeology with General Specialisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-220535 (URN)9788271423001 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-08-30 Created: 2023-08-30 Last updated: 2023-11-21Bibliographically approved
Burström, M. (2022). Arkeologins tidevarv. Ikaros (2), 11-15
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2022 (Swedish)In: Ikaros, ISSN 1796-1998, no 2, p. 11-15Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Arkeologins relation till tid har förändrats under historiens gång. Ett tidigt fokus på datering och kronologi sammanföll med en allmän upptagenhet med tid under det sena 1800-talet. Arkeologins intressen har vidgats från att initialt riktats mot förhistorien till att numera inkludera såväl samtiden som framtiden. På grund av tingens beständighet över tid kan de vara brukade och betydelsebärande under fler epoker än under sin tillkomsttid vilket komplicerar frågan om deras datering.

Keywords
arkeologi, idéhistoria, datering, kronologi, samtidighet
National Category
History and Archaeology
Research subject
Archaeology with General Specialisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-208015 (URN)
Available from: 2022-08-16 Created: 2022-08-16 Last updated: 2022-08-16Bibliographically approved
Burström, M. (2021). Hitler ville göra Norge till arisk mönsterstat. Svenska dagbladet
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2021 (Swedish)In: Svenska dagbladet, ISSN 1101-2412Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Keywords
Återuppbyggnad, stadsplanering, Nya Trondheim
National Category
History and Archaeology
Research subject
Archaeology with General Specialisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-194780 (URN)
Note

Publicerad 2021-06-27

Available from: 2021-07-03 Created: 2021-07-03 Last updated: 2022-02-25Bibliographically approved
Burström, M. (2021). Levandegörande av "stoft från jorden". In: Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback, Staffan Ericson (Ed.), Tidvatten: Festskrift till Hans Ruin (pp. 171-177). Huddinge: Södertörns högskola
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Levandegörande av "stoft från jorden"
2021 (Swedish)In: Tidvatten: Festskrift till Hans Ruin / [ed] Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback, Staffan Ericson, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2021, p. 171-177Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2021
Series
Södertörn Philosophical Studies, ISSN 1651-6834 ; 30
Keywords
levandegöra, arkeologi, förflutna, dödsrike, gengångare
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Archaeology with General Specialisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-193584 (URN)978-91-89109-54-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-06-01 Created: 2021-06-01 Last updated: 2022-02-25Bibliographically approved
Olsen, B., Burström, M., DeSilvey, C. & Pétursdóttir, T. (2020). After Discourse: An Introduction. In: Björnar Olsen; Mats Burström; Caitlin DeSilvey; Thora Pétursdóttir (Ed.), After Discourse: Things, Affects, Ethics (pp. 1-17). Abingdon: Routledge
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2020 (English)In: After Discourse: Things, Affects, Ethics / [ed] Björnar Olsen; Mats Burström; Caitlin DeSilvey; Thora Pétursdóttir, Abingdon: Routledge, 2020, p. 1-17Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

After Discourse is an interdisciplinary response to the recent trend away from linguistic and textual approaches and towards things and their affects.

The new millennium brought about serious changes to the intellectual landscape.Favoured approaches associated with the linguistic and the textual lost some oftheir currency, and were followed by a new curiosity and concern for things andtheir natures. Gathering contributions from archaeology, heritage studies, history,geography, literature, and philosophy, After Discourse offers a range of reflections on what things are, how we become affected by them, and the ethical concernsthey give rise to. Through a varied constellation of case studies, it explores ways of dealing with matters which fall outside, become othered from, or simply cannot begrasped through perspectives derived solely from language and discourse.

After Discourse provides challenging new perspectives for scholars and studentsinterested in other-than-textual encounters between people and the objects withwhich we share the world. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Routledge, 2020
Series
Routledge Archaeologies of the Contemporary World
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Archaeology with General Specialisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-190962 (URN)10.4324/9780429200014-1 (DOI)9780429200014 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-03-05 Created: 2021-03-05 Last updated: 2023-11-29Bibliographically approved
Burström, M. (2020). När viljan att tro vinner över lusten att veta. Svenska Dagbladet
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2020 (Swedish)In: Svenska Dagbladet, ISSN 1101-2412Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Att med hjälp av alternativa fakta ifrågasätta vetenskaplig kunskap är ett omdebatterat samtidsfenomen. I en aktuell tv-serie, The American Runestone, används det också i syfte att skriva om historien. Serien fogar in sig i en samtida subkultur som kännetecknas av vetenskapsförakt och ogenerat bruk av alternativa fakta.

Keywords
Kensingtonstenen, historieförfalskning, vetenskapsförakt, alternativa fakta
National Category
History and Archaeology
Research subject
Archaeology with General Specialisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-187578 (URN)
Note

Publicerad 2020-08-17.

Available from: 2020-12-14 Created: 2020-12-14 Last updated: 2022-02-25Bibliographically approved
Burström, M. (2020). Stranded stones and settled species: Affect and effects of ballast. In: Björnar Olsen; Mats Burström; Caitlin DeSilvey; Thora Pétursdóttir (Ed.), After Discourse: Things, Affects, Ethics (pp. 109-111). Abingdon: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Stranded stones and settled species: Affect and effects of ballast
2020 (English)In: After Discourse: Things, Affects, Ethics / [ed] Björnar Olsen; Mats Burström; Caitlin DeSilvey; Thora Pétursdóttir, Abingdon: Routledge, 2020, p. 109-111Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter traces the background of the stranded stones which leads to more general reflections concerning the ‘correct’ place of things as well as what kind of objects may be of archaeological concern. Ballast is what gives ship stability, preventing it from capsizing when it is not sufficiently laden with cargo. Large quantities of ballast flint have been found at archaeological excavations across Newfoundland, including in Ferryland, a British settlement dating from 1621, where an extensive study has been underway since 1992. Lindroth examined the spread in Europe of the species of ground beetle that were introduced to Newfoundland in ship ballast. He found that all species were present in the places where ballast was taken in south-west England, and therefore they probably also originated from the region. In many places, today’s flora and fauna are an effect of the movement of ship ballast.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Routledge, 2020
Series
Routledge Archaeologies of the Contemporary World
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Archaeology with General Specialisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-190968 (URN)10.4324/9780429200014-10 (DOI)9780429200014 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-03-05 Created: 2021-03-05 Last updated: 2023-11-29Bibliographically approved
Burström, M. (2019). David och Goliat som historisk barlast. In: Cecilia Ljung, Anna Andreasson Sjögren, Ingrid Berg, Elin Engström, Ann-Mari Hållans Stenholm, Kristina Jonsson, Alison Klevnäs, Linda Qviström, Torun Zachrisson (Ed.), Tidens landskap: En vänbok till Anders Andrén (pp. 262-263). Lund: Nordic Academic Press
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2019 (Swedish)In: Tidens landskap: En vänbok till Anders Andrén / [ed] Cecilia Ljung, Anna Andreasson Sjögren, Ingrid Berg, Elin Engström, Ann-Mari Hållans Stenholm, Kristina Jonsson, Alison Klevnäs, Linda Qviström, Torun Zachrisson, Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2019, p. 262-263Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2019
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-169819 (URN)978-91-88909-12-1 (ISBN)
Note

Berättelsen om hur den stenkastande ynglingen Goliat kan fälla jätten David ligger till grund för en historiskt färgad rationalitet som påverkar staten Israels agerande mot stenkastande palestinier.

Available from: 2019-06-18 Created: 2019-06-18 Last updated: 2022-02-26Bibliographically approved
Holtorf, C. & Burström, M. (2018). Archaeology and the present. In: Sandra L. López Varela (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences: (pp. 68-72). John Wiley & Sons
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Archaeology and the present
2018 (English)In: The Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences / [ed] Sandra L. López Varela, John Wiley & Sons, 2018, p. 68-72Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Archaeology is not only the disinterested study of the human past and its remains but also a way of making a positive impact on present society. Archaeology tells a variety of powerful stories about past and present and offers suggestive metaphors to contemporary society; archaeological methods and approaches can be applied to learn more about contemporary society and to trigger in people existential thoughts and emotions; archaeological expertise can be applied to help solve challenges in contemporary society. It is important for future generations of archaeologists to be aware of these dimensions and to explore and apply them critically in professional practice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2018
Keywords
applied archaeology, contemporary archaeology, existential reflection, material culture, memory, popular culture
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-163270 (URN)10.1002/9781119188230.saseas0034 (DOI)9780470674611 (ISBN)9781119188230 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-12-19 Created: 2018-12-19 Last updated: 2022-02-26Bibliographically approved
Burström, M. (2018). How bomb debris from Bristol, England, made a road in NYC: Solid ship ballast from the age of sail tells surprising stories about history. Hakai magazine
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How bomb debris from Bristol, England, made a road in NYC: Solid ship ballast from the age of sail tells surprising stories about history
2018 (English)In: Hakai magazine, E-ISSN 2371-5790Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [en]

Just when we thought we knew everything important about the age of sail and its impact on the world, along comes research that exposes our collective myopia when gazing at the past. Ships carried all sorts of things across the oceans, including commodities, disease, and ideas. But as archaeologist and author Mats Burström shows, ships also scattered bits of their homelands—quite literally—around the world.

Today, ships use water as ballast, in the process delivering microscopic organisms to international ports. But once upon a time, mariners relied on solids—bricks, stones, and gravel—to lend their ships stability. In four centuries of sailing, they left millions of tonnes of material around the globe from Canada to India.

In this excerpt from his new book Ballast: Laden with History, which has its North American release this week, Burström reveals the surprising story of ballast and considers its place in archaeology. Is historical ballast an artifact or a natural object?

Keywords
ballast, archaeology, artifact, natural object
National Category
History and Archaeology
Research subject
Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-154200 (URN)
Available from: 2018-03-20 Created: 2018-03-20 Last updated: 2022-02-28Bibliographically approved
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