Upcoming talks


31 August-3 September: ‘Make mappings, not muddles’: Gender archaeology and the new materialisms (with Kevin Kay), European Association of Archaeologists Conference, Budapest

16-17 June: Trauma is material: Situating structural and domestic violence in archaeologies of affect, Intersectional Bodies Symposium, University of Leicester

20 May, 2022: Bodies of Intoxication, 39. Tværfaglige Vikingesymposium, University of Aarhus

4 May, 2022: Alcohol and Intoxication in late prehistoric Scandinavia, Intersectional Bodies workshop, University of Leicester

21-23 April, 2022: The archaeology of dehumanisation: less-than-human bodies in the more-than-human-worlds of the Scandinavian Iron Age, Nordic TAG Conference, Oslo

20 April, 2022: Body-Politics: Personhood, Sexuality and Death in first Millennium Scandinavia, Department of Archaeology, University of Iceland

31 March, 2022: Body-Politics: Personhood, Sexuality and Death in first Millennium Scandinavia, Centre for Scandinavian Studies, University of Aberdeen


30 November, 2021: Children and personhood in first millennium Scandinavia, Medieval Research Centre, University of Leicester

25-27 November, 2021 Grounding bodies in Late Iron Age worlds: A view from archaeology. Anchor paper for conference Doing Things with Old Norse Myth: A Cultural & Research Symposium on Mythological Processes, Reykjavik, Iceland.

9-11 September, 2021 ‘Animate objects, emotion, and the non-person: Depositional practices in Scandinavia from the Bronze Age to the Vikings’ EAA Kiel (online)

22 June, 2021: The diversity and capacities of bodies in first millennium Scandinavia, Medieval Research Centre, University of Leicester (PI Marianne Hem Eriksen)

29 April, 2021 Building personhood: Lives and longhouses in late prehistoric Scandinavia. Research talk: Dept. of Archaeology, University of Lund

24 March, 2021  ‘Body-Politics’ School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester. Invited by SAAH Research Seminar Committee.


September 2020 ‘Dream-houses of the Late Iron Age: The house and the self’ EAA Budapest (online).


16-18 December, 2019 ‘Grievability, households, and violence in the Iron and Viking Ages’ Theoretical Archaeology Group conference, UCL.

16-18 December, 2019 ‘House-dreams of the Viking Age: Undisciplined explorations of architecture, personhood, and dreaming in the past’ Theoretical Archaeology Group conference, UCL.

5 December, 2019 Aust-Agder County Archaeological unit: ‘Dead children in houses and bogs’

23 November, 2019 Norwegian Archaeological Society’s annual dinner: keynote address: ‘Dead children in houses and bogs: people-things in the Iron and Viking Ages’].

26 August, 2019 “Archaeology of Dwelling” Did people in the past dream of houses, too? Paper given at the seminar Celebrating research at the Museum of Cultural History.

25 April, 2019: ‘Building personhood: The longhouse as lifework in late prehistoric Scandinavia’. Invited lecture for workshop on Spatial Ontologies, University of Aarhus, Denmark.

4-5 March, 2019: Introduction and paper at workshop Where the Wild Things Are: From the comfortable domus to glimpses of past ontologies, organized by MHE, Cambridge.

February 15, 2019: ‘Imbuing shadow-houses with life: Late prehistoric Scandinavia 1600 BCE-1000 CE’. Workshop on archaeological and architectural illustration, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.


December 12, 2018: ‘Within four walls: Personhood and domestic violence in the Viking Age’. Weaving War conference, University of Oslo.

October 29, 2018: ‘The lives and deaths of houses in Iron and Viking Age Scandinavia’. Invited lecture at the University of Oxford, UK.

October 22, 2018: ‘How to fail the PhD.’ Invited talk at the PhD training seminars, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo.

October 17, 2018: ‘Dørringer, deponeringer og livsløp i jernalder og vikingtid’ [transl. ‘Door-rings, deposition, and the life-course in the Iron and Viking Ages’]. Invited talk at the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo.

September, 2018: ‘Dwelling in place: The longhouse bundling past, present, and future in later prehistoric Scandinavia’, EAA 2018, Barcelona.

May 31, 2018: Body objects in domestic space in Iron and Viking Age Scandinavia. Postdoc forum ‘Research Highlight’, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

May 23, 2018: ‘Dwelling with the dead in Iron and Viking Age Scandinavia: Human-house relationality’. Invited lecture at the University of Reading, UK.

May 18, 2018: ‘Living Architecture.’ Contribution in workshop organized by the Material Culture Lab, University of Cambridge, UK.

May 11, 2018: ‘Things as people, people as things: Personhood in the Iron and Viking Ages’. 3 Slide Talk, Clare Hall, Cambridge, UK.

January 24, 2018: ‘Longhouses as temporal assemblages in the Iron and Viking Ages.’ Invited paper given at the conference Time and Temporality in the Viking Age, University of Oslo, Norway.

January 23, 2018: ‘Å finne en livsverden i et stolpehull. Nye perspektiver i skandinavisk bosetningsarkeologi’ [‘transl. Finding a life-world in a posthole: New perspectives in Scandinavian settlement archaeology’]. Invited lecture at the Museum of Archaeology, University of Stavanger, Norway.


October 25, 2017: ‘Bodies and body-objects in domestic space: Atmospheric presence in Scandinavian prehistory’. Invited lecture at the University of Chester, UK.

October 12-13, 2017: ‘Processing, curating, and fragmenting skulls in Iron and Viking Age Scandinavia’. Invited lecture at the Norwegian Institute in Rome, Italy.

August 30-September 3, 2017: ‘Deposited infants as animate objects in Iron-Age Scandinavia’ Paper to be given in the session Burials as complex features: Exploring new approaches to death and burial in archaeology at the EAA 2017, Maastrich.

August 30-September 3, 2017: ‘Can we trace ontology from postholes? A view from Scandinavia’s later prehistory’ Paper to be given in the session Do you see what I see? Theoretical approaches to understanding ancient worldviews at the EAA 2017, Maastrich.

June 8, 2017: ‘House assemblages and domestic space through deep time’. Paper given at Contrasts of Bronze Age Societies – the 14th Nordic Bronze Age Symposium, University of Oslo.

May 31, 2017: ‘The longhouse of Iron-Age Scandinavia: Death, commemoration, and infant deposition’. 31.5.2017. Invited lecture at the McDonald Institute lunch seminars, University of Cambridge, UK.

May 11-14, 2017: ‘Assembling houses, house assemblages: How can we study prehistoric buildings from household perspectives?’ Paper to be given at the Buildings in Society International III conference, Swedish History Museum, Stockholm.

March 23, 2017:
‘Five strategies to fail as a researcher’ Invited talk at the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research, Norway.

March 6, 2017:
‘Archaeology of Dwelling’. Lunch talk given at the Material Cultural Lab, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, UK.


November 2, 2016:
Don’t all mothers love their children? On the deposition of infants and children in the Iron and Viking Ages’. Invited seminar given at Uppsala University, Sweden.

September, 22-23, 2016:
’Traces of resistance, resistance of trace. Architecture, memory, and lived space through deep time in Scandinavia’. Paper given at the On the Trace conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.

September 21, 2016:
På terskelen til fortiden: Hus og hall i yngre jernalder’ [trans. ‘On the threshold to the past. House and hall in the late Iron Age’]. Invited lecture given at Midgard historiske senter, Vestfold.

April 22, 2016:
Presentation of the NFR project ‘Archaeology of dwelling’. Invited lecture given at the department seminar series Fredagsseminar, Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo.

March 10, 2016:
Doorways: Social mnemonics and narrative spaces in the Viking Age’. Invited paper given at the workshop Memory and Narrative Perspectives on Architectural Spaces in the Old Norse Tradition, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany.