Change search
Refine search result
12 1 - 50 of 51
CiteExportLink to result list
Permanent link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Rows per page
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
  • 50
  • 100
  • 250
Sort
  • Standard (Relevance)
  • Author A-Ö
  • Author Ö-A
  • Title A-Ö
  • Title Ö-A
  • Publication type A-Ö
  • Publication type Ö-A
  • Issued (Oldest first)
  • Issued (Newest first)
  • Created (Oldest first)
  • Created (Newest first)
  • Last updated (Oldest first)
  • Last updated (Newest first)
  • Standard (Relevance)
  • Author A-Ö
  • Author Ö-A
  • Title A-Ö
  • Title Ö-A
  • Publication type A-Ö
  • Publication type Ö-A
  • Issued (Oldest first)
  • Issued (Newest first)
  • Created (Oldest first)
  • Created (Newest first)
  • Last updated (Oldest first)
  • Last updated (Newest first)
Select
The maximal number of hits you can export is 250. When you want to export more records please use the 'Create feeds' function.
  • 1.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Arkeologer sätter spaden i tidig robotålder2011In: Svenska Dagbladet, Vol. 14, no november, 10-10 p.Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 2.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
    Arkeologi i förorten: berättelser från norra Botkyrka2008Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 3.
    Burström, Mats
    Södertörns högskola.
    Arkeologisk tidsvilla i Kalifornien2008In: Svenska dagbladet, ISSN 1101-2412, 25 maj- p.Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 4.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Ballast: Laden with history2017Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    For centuries ships were ballasted with sand, gravel, stone, or rubble to give them stability, and when they no longer needed the extra weight, it was dumped. The result was that huge quantities of ballast were shipped to new places and new continents.

    In Ballast the archaeologist Mats Burström charts how ship ballast helped to shape the world we live in. Ballast was often reused, sometimes in surprising ways. With the ballast went animal and plant life of all sorts, inadvertently spread to places where they are now so well established that they are thought of as native species. And it was not unknown for ancient artefacts to be found in the ballast too, turning up in the most unexpected places.

    This is the first comprehensive account of ship ballast, so long overlooked, and now finally recognized for its diverse and exciting history.

  • 5.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Barlast: Massor med historia2017Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Barlast är den tyngd som håller fartygen stabila i sjön. Under lång tid användes sand, grus, sten och rivningsmassor för syftet. När den extra vikten inte längre behövdes dumpades den och på så sätt förflyttades enorma mängder material till nya platser och nya kontinenter. Där kom massorna ofta till användning på andra och ibland överraskande sätt.

    Arkeologen Mats Burström visar i ord och bild hur forna tiders barlast bidragit till att forma den värld vi lever i. Både djur och växter följde oavsiktligt med fartygen och spreds till nya områden. I dag är många av dessa arter så väletablerade att de betraktas som inhemska. Även fornsaker råkade ibland finnas med i barlasten och har därför dykt upp på helt oväntade platser.

    Detta är den första samlade framställningen om barlast och de spår den lämnat genom århundraden av omfattande sjöfart. Denna förbisedda extralast visar sig rymma massor av tankeväckande historia.

  • 6.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Bergtagna - om kriget kom2014In: Axess, ISSN 1651-0941, no 2, 28-31 p.Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Bergrummet Elefanten, byggt i allra största hemlighet, skulle vara ledningscentral för civilförsvaret i händelse av krig. Det är ett fascinerande monument över det kalla kriget och svensk 1970-talsinredning.

  • 7.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Buried Memories: Wartime Caches and Family History in Estonia2013In: Archaeologies of Mobility and Movement / [ed] Beaudry, Mary C. & Parno, Travis G., New York: Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2013, 1, 101-115 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    During the Second World War, many Estonians buried family possessions before fleeing overseas. Yet their hopes of returning soon to recover them were dashed by the postwar Soviet occupation. During the long years of exile, these possessions were transformed from everyday objects into a kind of repository for memories. One way for exiles to remember their homeland and sustain their dreams of return was to tell stories. Some managed to retrieve their belongings while in exile, others went back to find them after the fall of the Soviet Union. This chapter examines a selection of stories about underground wartime hoards in order to show how family traditions lend a human dimension to grand narratives of the recent past.

  • 8.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Creative Confusion: Modern Ruins and the Archaeology of the Present2011In: Rethinking Time: Essays on History, Memory, and Representation / [ed] Hans Ruin & Andrus Ers, Huddinge: Södertörn University , 2011, 1, 119-128 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Ruins, understood as a cultural state in which material objects find themselves, affect people. This applies in particular to ruins of the late modern era. In contrast to how we normally perceive remains from antiquity, many of us do not seem fully mentally prepared to meet the contemporary past in state of ruin. Realizing that even the present and the familiar now are objects of archaeological concern makes you reflect upon the passing of time and your own place in history. Suddenly, the fundamental categories of past and present do not seem relevant. This confusion may indeed be creative and points towards an archaeology beyond modernity, an archaeology that recognizes no chronological borders.

  • 9.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Each thing in its right place/Var sak på sin plats:  2011In: Recollection Michael Johansson / [ed] Michael Johansson, Ystad: Ystads konstmuseum , 2011, 21-24 p.Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 10.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Estlands jord fylld av gömda minnen2012In: Svenska Dagbladet, ISSN 1101-2412, Vol. 12 mars, no Kultur, 9-9 p.Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Tidskapslar. Hösten 1944 flydde 70 000 ester sina hem undan den sovjetiska ockupationen. De hoppades snart kunna återvända och gömde husgeråd, foton, dagböcker och andra ägodelar i jorden. Idag är föremålen symbolladdade minnen.

  • 11.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Fragments as something more: archaeological experience and reflection2013In: Reclaiming Archaeology: Beyond the Tropes of Modernity / [ed] Alfredo González-Ruibal, London and New York: Routledge, 2013, 311-322 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 12.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Garbage or heritage: The existential dimension of a car cemetery2009In: Contemporary Archaeologies. Excavating Now / [ed] Cornelius Holtorf & Angela Piccini, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang , 2009, 131-143 p.Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 13.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Heritage management and the end of history. Comments on Terje Brattli: 'Managing the Archaeological World Cutltural Heritage: Consensus or Rhetoric?'2009In: Norwegian Archaeological Review, ISSN 0029-3652, E-ISSN 1502-7678, Vol. 42, no 2, 183-186 p.Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 14.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Humankind: Family and Future: Comments on Brit Solli: 'Some Reflections on Heritage and Archaeology in the Anthropocene'2011In: Norwegian Archaeological Review, ISSN 0029-3652, E-ISSN 1502-7678, Vol. 44, no 1, 54-56 p.Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 15.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
    Här kommer framtida arkeologer att gräva2015In: Svenska Dagbladet, E-ISSN 2001-3868, no 10 novArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    En presentation i ord och bild av ett urval 1900-tals platser som kan vara av intresse för framtidens arkeologer.

  • 16.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    If we are quiet, will things cry out?2012In: Current Swedish Archaeology, ISSN 1102-7355, Vol. 20, 41-45 p.Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 17.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    JCA Book Reviews: The Oxford Handbook of the Contemporary World. Edited by Paul Graves-Brown, Rodney Harrison and Angela Piccini2015In: Journal of Contemporary Archaeology, ISSN 2051-3429, E-ISSN 2051-3437, no February 23Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 18.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Känslans återkomst2007Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 19.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
    Looking into the recent past.: Extending and exploring the field of archaeology.2009In: Current Swedish Archaeology, ISSN 1102-7355, Vol. 15-16, 21-36 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The archaeology of the recent past is a growing field of research. Is this merely a chronological extension of the field of archaeology, or is it something more? What motivates an archaeological interest in a period of time for which there are so many other sources of information? Here it is argued that the archaeology of the recent past is important not only to bring to light other stories than those generally told, but also to bring to the fore theoretical issues of general relevance for archaeology. The latter concern what material remains can be more than just potential sources of information about the past.

  • 20.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Minnesgömmor: Berättelser om föremål gömda i jorden i Estland under andra världskriget2012 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Under hösten 1944 flydde omkring 70 000 människor från Estland undan den framryckande Röda armén och nästan hälften av dem kom till Sverige. De flesta trodde att den sovjetiska ockupationen skulle bli kortvarig och att de snart skulle kunna återvända hem. Många gömde därför värdefulla ägodelar som inte kunde tas med i flykten genom att gräva ner dem på "säkra" ställen. Ända fram till Stalins död 1953 fortsatte människor att gömma föremål i jorden, nu av rädsla för att bli deporterade till Sibirien.

     

    I Minnesgömmor skildrar arkeologen Mats Burström historierna om några av dessa skatter; föremål som blev kvar i jorden, sådana som försvann, och sådana som återfanns och nu ingår i nya sammanhang. De mångskiftande berättelserna binder samman den lilla och den stora historien, och speglar hur världspolitiska skeenden formar enskilda familjers livsöden, ibland i flera generationer.

    Men mest av allt handlar denna samtidsarkeologiska studie om vad föremål betyder för oss och för vår förmåga att minnas.

  • 21.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Moderna ruiner ger svindlande nya perspektiv2011In: Svenska Dagbladet, no 27 april, 7-7 p.Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 22.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    More than a Sensitive Ear: What to Expect of a Professional Expert2014In: Who Needs Experts?: Counter-mapping Cultural Heritage / [ed] John Schofield, Farnham: Ashgate, 2014, 101-112 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The need for dialogue between heritage management and various societal groups is now widely recognized. This is a great improvement which has changed the role of the professional expert. It is no longer sufficient to just have expert knowledge within your scholarly field; you must also be able to conduct a two-way communication with people outside that field who have other interests and priorities. How the heritage management should respond to these different views is however a delicate matter. It is not self-evident that the management best represents the public interest by making the public’s opinion their own. It may, on the contrary, be argued that the professional expert has a particular responsibility to stand up for other values than those that are spontaneously embraced by the public.

  • 23.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    More than a sensitive ear: what you are entitled to expect of a professional expert2010In: Handbok. The 32nd Annual Meeting of the Theoretical Archaeology Group: 17-19 December 2010. Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Bristol., Bristol.: University of Bristol , 2010, 34-35 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 24.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Norska kämpar och glömda kvinnor2014In: Svenska Dagbladet, no 21 aprilArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Vad minns vi av vår nära historia? Efter 70 år lever minnet av norska flyktingar fortfarande starkt i sörmländska Eckersta medan de kvinnor som kom dit med Röda korsets vita bussar har fallit i glömska.

  • 25.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    När fragmenten blir större än helheten2012In: Svenska Dagbladet, ISSN 1101-2412, Vol. 2 september, no Under strecket, 20-20 p.Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Få saker stimulerar fantasin mer än fragment. Avsaknaden av en på förhand given helhet engagerar och lockar till tolkning. Mångfalden av tänkbara tolkningar påminner oss om verklighetens komplexitet.

  • 26.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    När skeppen kom lastade med ny natur2017In: Svenska Dagbladet, ISSN 1101-2412, no 8 septemberArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Enorma mängder material har under historiens gång förflyttats runt jorden som barlast. Med barlasten följde djur och växter som härigenom spreds till nya områden. Där är många arter numera så väletablerade att de betraktas som inhemska, medan andra ses som oönskade immigranter.

  • 27.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Punctum of the contemporary past2018In: Clashes of Time: The Contemporary Past as a Challange for Archaeology / [ed] Jean-Marie Blaising, Jan Driessen, Jean-Pierre Legendre, Laurent Olivier, Louvain-la-Neuve: Presses universitaires de Louvain , 2018, 221-229 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A recurring question is what the archaeology of the contemporary past has contributed to our historical knowledge of the 20th century: what do we know now that we didn’t know before? This may indeed be a relevant question, but it is also too limited to do justice in an evaluation of the field. The scope of the archaeology of the contemporary past is not restricted to the adding to general historical knowledge; it is also to investigate how the material world influences our lives and shapes our understanding of the past. Roland Barthes’ concepts studium and punctum may be used to discuss the difference between a more conventional historical study of the contemporary past and an archaeological one. While the studium speaks to our intellect, the punctum addresses our emotions. The punctum is something that catches our attention; it is something we add ourselves but, according to Barthes: ‘what is nonetheless already there’. This paradox highlights the relation between what is in the eye of the beholder and what is governed by the material itself and therefore is beyond interpretation. I suggest that the punctum we find in the study of the contemporary past constitute a central aspect of general relevance for the archaeological discipline.

  • 28.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Review of: Ann Garrison Darrin & Beth Laura O'Leary, (Eds), 2009, Handbook of Space engineering, Archaeology, and Heritage. Boca Raton: CRC Press.2011In: European Journal of Archaeology, ISSN 1461-9571, E-ISSN 1741-2722, Vol. 14, no 1-2, 271-273 p.Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 29.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Ryssland söker ännu sina stupade2013In: Svenska Dagbladet, no 8 maj, 33-33 p.Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Kring Sankt Petersburg ligger ännu kvarlevorna efter tusentals soldater som stupade under andra världskriget. Att söka efter dessa engagerar många frivilliga som vill ge en annan bild av kriget än den officiella.

  • 30.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
    Samtidsarkeologi - varför gräva i det förflutna? : rapport från en session vid konferensen IX Nordic TAG i Århus 20072008Conference proceedings (editor) (Other academic)
  • 31.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Samtidsarkeologi: Introduktion till ett forskningsfält2007 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
  • 32.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies. Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Selective remembrance: Memories of a Second World War refugee camp in Sweden2009In: Norwegian Archaeological Review, ISSN 0029-3652, E-ISSN 1502-7678, Vol. 42, no 2, 136-149 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    During the Second World War a number of military training camps were established in officially neutral Sweden for Norwegians who had fled the German occupation. Immediately after the war several of these localities were used to house women evacuated from German concentration camps. One of the Swedish camps has been subject of a small scale archaeological excavation. It brings important questions about remembrance and forgetting to the fore. What material remains are there to be found and what stories do local people tell? And why did one of the Norwegians excavate a Viking Age burial mound?

  • 33.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Skärvor av 1900-tal: Arkeologiska essäer2015 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Alla platser har en historia att berätta. I Skärvor av 1900-tal söker arkeologen Mats Burström upp ställen där något alldeles speciellt utspelat sig. En mytomspunnen filminspelningsplats i Kalifornien, en specialbyggd arena för Tredje rikets skördefestival, gropen efter en störtad raket i Småland, och sovjetiska kärnvapenbaser på Kuba.

    Platser som myllrat av liv och rörelse ligger nu tysta och öde. Den tydliga skillnaden mellan då och nu gör intryck på en besökare. Ibland är de fysiska spåren från tidigare händelser iögonfallande, ibland oansenliga. Oavsett storlek hjälper lämningarna oss att få syn på andra aspekter av det förflutna än de som brukar dominera historieskrivningen. De kvarlämnade tingen låter oss komma nära människor som annars sällan uppmärksammas.

    Resterna av det förra århundradet framstår ofta som märkvärdigt tidlösa fornlämningar. Som skärvor av en förlorad helhet har de en förunderlig förmåga att beröra och väcka nya tankar.

  • 34.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Skördefest med besk eftersmak2011In: Svenska Dagbladet, Vol. 2 oktober, no Kultur, 20-20 p.Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Hur ska man hantera platser som är viktiga ur historisk synpunkt, men som belastas av ett mörkt förflutet? Frågan huruvida platsen för Tredje rikets skördefestival ska skyddas som ett kulturminne rör fortfarande upp känslor.

  • 35.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    The poetic dimension of fragments2017In: Inside and beside the camp / [ed] Jan Kaila, Japo Knuutila, Helsinki: The Academy of Fine Arts at the University of the arts Helsinki , 2017, 82-87 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    From a poetic perspective the essential quality of archaeological fragments is their relation to time. Our spontaneous desire when encountering them is not to collect them all and put them back together into the original whole of which they once formed a part. Instead, fragments point to something beyond this, hinting at the larger complexity of reality. They evoke reflections that move between different temporalities at the same time; this is radically different from the grand narratives usually offered by conventional, linear history. For a poetic archaeology, the way to approach the past is closer to the way in which human memory works; mixing and making sense of fragments from different contexts and periods of time.

  • 36.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Tingens tidsrymd: Arkeologiska perspektiv på samtidens heterogenitet2016In: Historiens hemvist. 3, Minne, medier och materialitet / [ed] Johan Hegardt, Trond Lundemo, Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2016Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Archaeology's object of study is that which has been left behind by previous and current generations. Such material remains are characterized partly by their durability across time and partly by the way in which relics from discrete epochs intermingle to form new entities. Things outlast the people who once created them, eventually coming to assume new forms and enter into new settings. By virtue of this temporal extension, material remains present a challenge to modernity's notion of a linear chronological order within which every item occupies a specified, clearly delimited moment. It is a phenomenon that complicates an issue which archaeologists repeatedly confront with regard to the dating of a material artefact: what might be called the timeframe of the material can no longer be confined to some originary moment and first period of use. In the human world, all artefacts that exist concurrently are contemporary with each other, regardless of their age. This insight into the temporary heterogeneity of every age calls for a reassessement of archaeology's procedural protocols. Rather than being confined within a factitious chronological order, material artefacts must be permitted to occupy a timeframe that stretches beyond the confines of periodizing convention and that includes their recurring reappearance in new contexts. In this way the universe of material things will be seen to resemble human memory. In memory, fragments from different periods are continually intermingling to form new images of the past. In similar fashion, archaeology needs to acknowledge the fact that the world of human beings at any given moment consists of a mixture of material objects of differing ages that nonetheless possess contemporaneity and that form a collective unity.

  • 37.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Treasured memories: An anecdotal mapping of wartime caches in Estonia2014In: Ruin Memories: Materiality, Aesthetics and the Archaeology of the Recent Past / [ed] Olsen, Bjørnar & Pétursdóttir, Ϸóra, Abingdon & New York: Routledge, 2014, 143-161 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    War and forced human migration are unfortunately two characteristics of the twentieth century; the phenomena are closely related to each other and they are both associated with an enormous amount of human pain and suffering. Being forced to abandon your home normally means leaving behind most, if not all, of your belongings.This loss is, of course, not as severe as the frequent loss of life that occurs in wartime, but it is nonetheless significant. The world in which we live is very much a material one, and when we are deprived of our possessions it is shaken to its foundations. It can feel as though part of us has been lost, and can even force us to entertain doubts as to who we really are. Is a carpenter without his tools still a carpenter? Can we remember our personal history without the objects that served as repositories of those memories? Are we the same without our belongings?

  • 38.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Treasured memories: Tales of buried belongings in wartime Estonia2012Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In the autumn of 1944, around 70,000 people fled Estonia in the face of the Red Army advance. Most of them believed the Soviet occupation would be shortlived and they would soon be able to return home, so many of them hid the most valuable of their belongings they were unable to carry, burying them in ‘safe’ places. Until Stalin’s death in 1953, Estonians continued to bury objects to hide them, now for fear of deportation to Siberia.

    In Treasured memories, the archaeologist Mats Burström tells the stories of some of these hoards: the ones that remain buried, the ones that vanished, and the ones that were recovered and have found a place in new contexts. Their sheer variety brings together all levels of history, from personal memories to high politics, and reflects how events on the world stage can shape the fate of individual families, even across several generations.

    Yet most of all, as a groundbreaking work of contemporary archaeology, it is concerned with what objects mean to us, and our gift for remembering.

  • 39.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
    Vad är en kruka på museum mot en skärva i jorden?2010In: Svenska dagbladet, ISSN 1101-2412, 27 april- p.Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 40.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Var blev ni av? Om ödehusens lockelse2014In: Ödehus: En sommarutställning i Stensjö by 2013-2014 / [ed] Robert Danielsson, Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien, 2014, 5-5 p.Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    I ödehus möter vi saker som inte längre är i någons tjänst, som inte längre behöver göra nytta, och plötsligt ser vi dem med andra ögon. Övergivna, oanvända och märkta av tidens tand trotsar sakerna vår vardagliga förståelse av nyttoföremål.

  • 41.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Vi behöver tingen för att minnas2007Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 42.
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
    Världsarvskommittén försöker stoppa tiden2009In: Svenska dagbladet, ISSN 1101-2412, 23 juli- p.Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 43.
    Burström, Mats
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Arén, Lena
    Gustafsson, Anders
    Karlsson, Håkan
    Bäckebobomben: minnen av Hitlers raket2007 (ed. 1)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 44.
    Burström, Mats
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Diez Acosta, Tomás
    González Noriega, Estrella
    Gustafsson, Anders
    Hernández, Ismael
    Karlsson, Håkan
    Pajón, M., Jesús
    Robaina Jaramillo, Jesús Rafael
    Westergaard, Bengt
    Memories of a world crisis: The archaeology of a former Soviet nuclear missile site in Cuba.2009In: Journal of social archaeology, ISSN 1469-6053, E-ISSN 1741-2951, Vol. 9, no 3, 295-318 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Santa Cruz de los Pinos is a small town like most others in the Cuban countryside. But half a century ago it was the epicenter of the 1962 Missile Crisis. During that time it served as a Soviet base for middle-range nuclear missiles, and the US air reconnaissance photos of it were spread through media all around the world. The crisis was solved through negotiations without Cuban involvement, and as a result of this neglect the Missile Crisis has been an under-communicated part of history in Cuba. A Swedish-Cuban research project has now investigated what kinds of memories of the crisis remain today at the former missile base – in the ground as well as in people’s minds. Digging in the ground has proved to be an effective way to start a remembering process and to help disarm a politically loaded history and uncover other stories than those dominating ‘big history’.

  • 45.
    Burström, Mats
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Gelderblom, Bernhard
    Dealing with difficult heritage: The case of Bückeberg, site of the Third Reich Harvest Festival2011In: Journal of social archaeology, ISSN 1469-6053, E-ISSN 1741-2951, Vol. 11, no 3, 266-282 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    From 1933 to 1937 the German National Socialist (Nazi) Party arranged an annual harvest festival at Bückeberg, close to the city of Hamelin. The festival was one of the symbolically most important celebrations in the Third Reich; at its height, more than one million people are reported to have gathered there. A special arena, designed by Albert Speer, was built to handle the large number of participants. Although extensive remains of this arena have survived, local feeling has prevented them from receiving official recognition as a historical monument. This paper presents the Bückeberg site and discusses the responsibilities of heritage professionals towards sites which may have significance as testimony to the past but which are not actively championed by the public.

  • 46.
    Burström, Mats
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Gustafsson, Anders
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Karlsson, Håkan
    Göteborgs universitet.
    From nuclear missile hangar to pigsty: an archaeological photo-essay on the 1962 world crisis2013In: Counterpoint: Essays in Archaeology and Heritage Studies in Honour of Professor Kristian Kristiansen / [ed] Bergerbrant, S. & Sabatini, S., Oxford: Archaeopress , 2013, 733-737 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Half a century ago – in October 1962 – the world was on the threshold to the unthinkable: a full-scale nuclear war between the USA and the Soviet Union. The focus of the conflict was a number of Soviet launching sites for medium-range missiles situated in the Cuban countryside. Today, at first glance it is difficult to discover traces at these sites that testify to their important role in twentieth-century history. A closer look, however, reveals not only material remains but also an extensive, peaceful reuse of elements from the former military installations. This photo-essay presents some of the material evidence found during archaeological fieldwork at the missile site at Santa Cruz de los Pinos, also known as San Cristobal 3, situated c. 100 kilometres west of Havana.

  • 47.
    Burström, Mats
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Gustafsson, Anders
    Institutionen för historiska studier, Göteborgs universitet.
    Karlsson, Håkan
    Institutionen för historiska studier, Göteborgs universitet.
    Kärnvapenhangaren blev till skrivbordsprydnader2012In: Fynd. Tidskrift för Göteborgs stadsmuseum och Fornminnesföreningen i Göteborg, ISSN 0282-7301, 67-70 p.Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 48.
    Burström, Mats
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Gustafsson, Anders
    Institutionen för historiska studier, Göteborgs universitet.
    Karlsson, Karlsson
    Institutionen för historiska studier, Göteborgs universitet.
    World Crisis in Ruin: The Archaeology of the Former Soviet Nuclear Missile Sites in Cuba2011 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The 1962 Missile Crisis is a well-known episode of the Cold War and twentieth-century history. It is documented in a wide variety of sources, and it has been the subject of extensive historical research. But what remains today of the missile sites that once were a focus of world interest? What does a World Crisis in ruin look like? In order to find new ways of looking at the Crisis we conducted archaeological fieldwork, looking for memories in the ground as well as in people's minds. The pictorial results of our efforts are presented in this book.

  • 49.
    Burström, Mats
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Karlsson, Håkan
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Världskris i ruin: samtidsarkeologiska undersökningar av sovjetiska kärnvapenbaser på Kuba2008In: Samtidsarkeologi - varför gräva i det nära förflutna?: rapport från en session vid konferensen IX Nordic TAG i Århus 2007 / [ed] Mats Burström, Huddinge: Arkeologi, Institutionen för kultur och kommunikation, Södertörns högskola , 2008, 41-47 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 50. Karlsson, Håkan
    et al.
    Gustafsson, Anders
    Burström, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.
    Los rastros de una crisis mundial: Descubrimientos arqueológicos y antropológicos de las antiguas bases de misiles nucleares soviéticos en Cuba2017Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This is a photo essay in Spanish presenting a research project within contemporary archaeology studying Soviet nuclear missile sites in Cuba from the 1962 world crisis.

12 1 - 50 of 51
CiteExportLink to result list
Permanent link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf