In the Late Viking Age, a grave was built that looks very similar to one of the most spectacular graves of the Roman Age in Norway.
When Europe opened its borders to the free movement of labour, it also agreed to a common legal framework regulating employment and social affairs. For one Belgian lawyer, it would provide new opportunities to fight for equality.
There are clear parallels between the erosion of democracy currently being witnessed today and the disastrous takeover of power by the Fascists and the Nazis in the 1930s, observes historian at the University of Oslo.
If cultural heritage institutions want to be relevant to young people today, they must move away from old categories defining what and who is Norwegian, archaeologist Kaja Hannedatter Sontum argues in her new doctoral thesis.
In 20th Century Paris, the world’s leading designers created exclusive copyrighted fashion, while New York copied and produced clothes for the masses.
92 000 years ago, humans significantly altered ecology and landscapes using fire.
The right to defend oneself in front of a judge is but one of many legal principles that originate from Medieval canon law.
Cold and rain may have triggered the food shortage of the Little Ice Age, but the human factor turned it into catastrophe of historic dimensions.
The Norwegian welfare institution is not as Norwegian as many people think.
UiO researcher Daniel Maul has written a book on ILO's first 100 years and believes the organization's historical message of looking at social and political rights in context continues to be applicable today.
There are many ways in which to understand the new wars of today. One way is to look at the wars that took place in medieval times.
The San people of South Africa were not naked at all. They used clothes, jewellery, tattoos and scent to create and maintain social relations.
Illicit trade in cultural artefacts destroys historical knowledge and finances terrorism. “Professionals have to say no to authenticating cultural artefacts of questionable or dubious ownership history,” says researcher Josephine Munch Rasmussen.
In the southern part of Zimbabwe lie the ruins of an urban community that probably existed for more than eight hundred years. This forgotten site may provide us with new knowledge about adaption to climate change and settlement in a marginal area.
In East Norwegian graves dating from the Roman period complete sets of tableware, both goblets and earthenware vessels for food, have been found. It demonstrates a new view of death, where the ritualised feasting culture of the elite is brought into the hereafter.