Is it possible to communicate with the future? Archaeologists Anders Högberg and Cornelius Holtorf investigate how to inform future generations about the locations and content of nuclear waste repositories.

Much archaeological research at Linnaeus University is interdisciplinary in character. For example, the Sandby borg Project combines the study of archaeological evidence with a focus on the site as cultural heritage and contemporary tourist destination. Another example is how our research about memory and cultural heritage can provide perspectives on communication about the long-term memory of repositories of spent nuclear fuel. These projects, among others, are linked to the Center for Applied Heritage.

We are always keen to inform broader audiences about our research results. One example is, a website where documentation and research about rock art is made accessible through blogs, images and databases.

Archaeological research at Linnaeus University focuses on a range of different topics, from public outreach and experimental archaeology to heritage futures and the repatriation of cultural heritage, from early human cognitive evolution and rock art to monuments in the landscape and conflict in the Iron Age.

We collaborate with a number of Universities and other partners, both nationally and internationally. We have ongoing collaborations with colleagues in Australia, Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Poland, South Africa, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. Since 2015 we run GRASCA, an Industrial Graduate School comprising 9 Doctoral students from five companies, investigating how Swedish contract archaeology can extend its markets and enhance the impact of archaeology in society. Since 2017 we also host a UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures.