Ludvig Papmehl-Dufay

Ludvig Papmehl-Dufay

Associate professor
Department of Cultural Sciences Faculty of Arts and Humanities
34012, Hus Culmen, Kalmar
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I defended my dissertation at the Archaeological Research Laboratory, Stockholm University, in 2006 and have been active as an archaeologist in Kalmar County since 2007. I worked at the Kalmar County Museum until 2019, when I was permanently employed as a lecturer at Linnaeus university.

Through my previous work as an archaeologist at Kalmar County Museum, I have been involved in the notable work around the Iron Age ringfort of Sandby Borg since the start in 2010. In addition to some parental leave in the first years, I have participated in all excavations, and since 2016 have functioned as a project manager together with Helena Victor from Kalmar County Museum.


I mostly teach archaeology at the undergraduate and advanced level, as well as within the bachelor's program "Cultural heritage in present and future society". In archaeology teaching, the field courses are especially close to my heart. I have on four occasions led seminar excavations at Sandby borg. The excavations have been in or near the ringfort, and Linnaeus University's archeology students have had the chance to take part in the extremely exciting work with the excavations. In recent years, the field courses have been located at Gamla Skogsby, a prominent Iron Age settlement site on Öland potentially contemporary with Sandby borg, i.e. from the mid-Iron Age.


My research has revolved a lot around Stone Age ceramics from Öland, with some perspectives also in other directions both chronologically and thematically. In recent years, I have also come to work a lot with the Iron Age, and then mainly migration period based on the investigations at Sandby borg. Through my background at the archeological research laboratory and my years in the field of Contract archaeology, I have a strong field archaeological and methodological foundation, which permeates much of what I do today. Likewise, I have always had a strong commitment to what is usually referred to as public archaeology, that is, the communication of what we do to a wider audience.


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