Bjarne Rogan

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Mobile phone +47 93458268
Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 P. A. Munchs hus 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1010 Blindern 0315 OSLO

Academic background

  • MA 1975 in French linguistics, English and history.
  • Ph. D. 1986 with a dissertation on Norwegian communications history..
  • 1975-81: Public & research administration
  • 1982-86: Research fellow
  • 1986-92: Senior lecturer, U. of Oslo
  • 1993-: Professor of ethnology and of culture history, U. of Oslo

Fields of research

  • Material culture and the materiality of culture (collecting and collections included)
  • Communication and transport history, travelling and tourism (especially during 19th and 20th centuries)
  • Maritime anthropology: Littoral culture and North Sea fisheries
  • Museology
  • The history of European ethnology during the 20th century

Major assignments

  • 1992-94: Head of department, Institute of Culture Studies, U. of Oslo
  • 1994-98: Chairman, Center for Technology and Human Values (TMV, U. of Oslo)
  • 1998-2001: Director, Centre de coopération franco-norvégienne en sciences sociales et humaines, MSH/Paris
  • 2002-2008: Chairman, Museum of University and Science History, (MUV, U. of Oslo)
  • 2003-06: Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, U. of Oslo
  • 2004-06: Leader of national evaluation committee for the university museums (NOU 8/2006)
  • 2003-2011: Chairman, The Norwegian University Center of St. Petersburg (DNUSP)
  • 2001-2008: Vice-President of la Société Internationale d'Ethnologie et de Folklore
  • 2001-2011: Member of Board, Scientific Council and Acquisition committee of the Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée, Paris/Marseille
  • 2003-2009: Member of Steering Committee of the European Science Foundation project EARTH (Early Agricultural Remnants and Technical Heritage)
  • Member of Editorial Boards of international scientific journals (Ethnologia Europaea 1991-2012, Folk Life 2007-2013)
  • 2010-2016: Director, Centre franco-norvégien en sciences sociales et humaines, FMSH/Paris
  • 2013-2015: Editor of Tidsskrift for kulturforskning


  • 1998: Research prize from the Royal Gustavus Adolphus Academy, Sweden


Tags: Material culture, Coastal culture, Tourism, Cultural encounters, Cultural history, Museums and Museology
Published Jan. 31, 2007 12:00 AM - Last modified Jan. 26, 2018 3:38 PM