IKOS PhD seminar: Methodology: Document Analysis

To discuss document analysis as methodological practice in the humanities and social science, we have invited Kristin Asdal and Hilde Reinertsen, both from the TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture.

Documents are everywhere:  No political decision is made, no scientific knowledge is produced, no value is created, without the active use of documents. Nevertheless, researchers in all disciplines often ignore to what extent the production and circulation of documents are a necessary part of their objects of study. Documents contribute in creating life, but they also have lives of their own.



Asdal, K., 2015. "What is the issue? The transformative capacity of documents," in Distinktion: Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory, 16 (1), pp. 74-90.


Reinertsen, H. & K. Asdal 2019. "Calculating the blue economy: producing trust in numbers with business tools and reflexive objectivity," in Journal of Cultural Economy, 12 (6), pp. 552-570. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17530350.2019.1639066


Asdal, K. & H. Jordheim 2018. "Texts on the Move: Textuality and Historicity Revisited," in History and Theory 57 (1), pp. 56-74.



Deadline: 20 January 2020

For all seminars we ask you to register some time in advance in order to know how to organize the discussions and not least to order lunch.  Those of you who want to present something at the seminar should select which ones you are most interested in. Then we will find a commentator for you. If you are unsure what would be the most interesting context for your work, get in touch and we can discuss it.

Registration by email to: kari.andersen@ikos.uio.no. Please specify whether you want to present something or not.

ECTS points

Generally, you will get 1 ECTS point for attending the seminar, 2 ECTS points for a presentation or a comment. To complete the program you need to have presented and commented twice.

Published Jan. 9, 2020 3:12 PM - Last modified Jan. 13, 2020 10:18 AM