Sofie Scheen Jahnsen

Doctoral Research Fellow - Archaeology
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Mobile phone +47-22841946
Room 110
Visiting address Blindernveien 11 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1008 Blindern 0316 Oslo
Other affiliations Faculty of Humanities (Student)

Academic interests

Heritage, community archaeology, museums and museology, food and foodways, archaeology and politics.


  • 2019-2020: Research and outreach coordinator for HEI: Heritage Experience Initiative. 
  • 2019-2020: Research assistant for the research group in archaeology, University of Oslo.
  • 2018: Editorial staff,
  • 2012-2017: Guide at the Museum of Cultural History
  • 2011-2017: Field archaeologist at NIKU, Museum of Cultural History and Akershus fylkeskommune. I also participated in the making of two exhibitions displaying finds from NIKUs excavations in the Medieval town of Oslo. 


  • Doctoral Research Fellow connected to HEI: Heritage Experience Initiative since January 2022.
  • Master in museologi and cultural heritage studies, University of Oslo, 2018, with the thesis Exhibiting Race and Prejudice. Displaying social issues and the politics of activism in two Norwegian museums.
  • Master in archaeology, University of Oslo, 2015, with the thesis The Social Construction of the Norwegian Viking. An analysis of the national identity discourse in Norwegian Viking Age research.
  • Bachelor in archaeology, University of Oslo, 2012.
Tags: Archaeology, Museums and Museology, Heritage Studies


  • Jahnsen, Sofie Scheen (2021). The balancing act. Museums as spaces for democratic debate: a case study from Oslo, Norway. Museums & Social Issues. ISSN 1559-6893. 14(1-2). doi: 10.1080/15596893.2021.1970901. Full text in Research Archive
  • Jahnsen, Sofie Scheen & Pedersen, Unn (2020). HEI: Heritage Experience Initiative . Nicolay: Arkeologisk tidsskrift. ISSN 0332-8937. 132, p. 18–22.
  • Jahnsen, Sofie Scheen (2016). Den sosiale konstruksjon av den norske viking. Primitive tider. ISSN 1501-0430. 18, p. 61–73.

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