Anders Gustavsson

Professor emeritus
Image of Anders Gustavsson
Room 444 PAM
Visiting address P.A. Munchs building Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 0315 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1010 Blindern N-0315 Oslo

Academic Interests

  • Folk religion
  • Cultural contacts
  • Cultural heritage
  • Grave memorials
  • Culture of borders
  • Farmers culture
  • Coastal culture
  • Rituals around life cycle
  • Alcohol and temperance movements
  • Folk life painting
  • Field work
  • Museology

Higher education and employment history

Theology candidate in Lund 1964, phil. master in Lund 1965, phil. licentiat in Lund 1969, phil. doctor in Lund 1972, in Lund 1973, leader of Research Centre of Ethnology of Religion in Lund 1980, professor in ethnology in Uppsala 1987, professor in ethnology in Oslo 1997.


  • 1974 Scholarly prize from Royal Gustav Adolph Academy for the dissertation Churching of Women in Sweden
  • 2005 Scholarly prize from Royal Gustav Adolph Academy. The motivation for the prize was "his diverse, scientifically sound and rich production in the disciplines of ethnology, cultural history and religion ethnology".
  • 2013 Cultural prize from Orust municipality


  • Senior member of Royal Gustav Adolph Academy
  • Member of Strömstad Academy, Institute of Advanced Studies
  • Member of Norwegian Writers and Translators Association, NFF


  • International Society for Folk Narrative Research ISFNR, section for Belief Narrative Network
  • Society International for Ethnology and Folklore SIEF, commissions for Cultural heritage, Folk Religion and Ritual Year
  • Nordic Network of Thanathology, NNT
  • NORDVECK, A Network of Scandinavian Researchers and Research on Revivals and Revival Culture
  • International Society for Cultural History, ISCH
  • Who´s Who in the World
Tags: Cultural History, Folk religion, Folklore and popular memory, Cultural encounters, Rituals, Cultural heritage, Tourism


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  • Gustavsson, Anders Karl Gustaf (2019). Historical Changes in Alcohol Contacts across the Swedish-Norwegian Border. Novus Forlag.  ISBN 978-82-8390-010-1.  61 s.
  • Gustavsson, Anders Karl Gustaf & Bergqvist, Gudmund (red.) (2019). Hälsa och miljö. Strömstad akademi.  ISBN 978-91-86607-48-7.  243 s.
  • Gustavsson, Anders Karl Gustaf (2017). Folkloristic studies in Scandinavia. Personal research experiences and reflections. Novus Forlag.  ISBN 978-82-7099-887-6.  186 s. Full text in Research Archive.
  • Gustavsson, Anders Karl Gustaf (2014). Grave memorials as Cultural Heritage in western Sweden With focus on the 1800s. A study of materials, society, inscribed texts and symbols. Novus Forlag.  ISBN 978-82-7099-796-1.  67 s. Full text in Research Archive.
  • Gustavsson, Anders (2013). Bondekultur i möte med akademikerkulturer i Sverige och Norge. En personlig pendling mellan skilda världar. Novus Forlag.  ISBN 978-82-7099-728-2.  117 s. Full text in Research Archive.
  • Gustavsson, Anders (2013). Resident Populace and Summer Holiday Visitors. Cultural Contacts between Harmony and Conflict in Nordic Coastal Regions. Novus Forlag.  ISBN 978-82-7099-736-7.  96 s. Full text in Research Archive.
  • Gustavsson, Anders (2012). Cultural Studies on Folk Religion in Scandinavia. Novus Forlag.  ISBN 978-82-7099-696-4.  202 s. Full text in Research Archive.

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Published Sep. 29, 2008 1:00 PM - Last modified Jan. 25, 2018 12:57 PM