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Curriculum Vitae: 1979 Ph.D. in Human Geography 1979 in Stockholm, Sweden. "The development of the Iron Age landscape on Gotland. A study of Continuity and Change". 1979 and onwards The last 20 years, I have been working in different positions with Culture History and planning, at the local planning level as well as the Central Board of National Antiquity and the County Administration level. I have also been working at different universities as teacher and in international project with council of Europe, the Institute of Cultural Routes in Luxembourg and Culture Dei Mare in Italy. In the following, I will put forward some main phases during this time, in connection with Cultural Heritage. During the last 15 years I have been responsible for archaeological excavation courses each summer on the island of Gotland, Sweden, open for professionals as well as for volunteers. The last six years concentrated to excavation of Viking Age harbours. Between 1988 and 1995, I was the director of a consultant enterprise (The Institute for Culture History and Planning - IKOS Ltd) dealing with Cultural Heritage and Management. 1988-1991 Co-ordinator at the County Administration of Gotland of a 4 year and a 13 million SEK project dealing with natural and historical heritage tourism on Gotland, with the aim to open up areas of interesting nature and historical monuments for a broad public. 1990 Guest professor of Archaeology at the University of Århus, Denmark. I have been opponent at 6 different occasions on thesis in the field of Archaeology-Human Geography in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. 1989-1992 Engaged in a research-project "Urban Origins in Eastern Africa", financed by Sweden International Development Agency, being an archaeological aid program between Sweden and the different countries in Eastern Africa. Responsible for the work in Madagascar. 1991-1994 Engaged by the Ministry of Culture in Sweden and the Council of Europe to be the co-ordinator of the project Viking Routes, as a part of the Council of Europe Cultural Routes program. Editor, together with Olwyn Owen, Scotland, of a guide book "Follow the Vikings - Highlights of the Viking World", a part of the Council of Europe Cultural Routes project published in 1995. 1994 and onwards From 1994, I was responsible for a course at the Gotland University College about Cultural Heritage - Policy and Management, the first of its kind in Sweden. Project Co-ordinator for an aid project in Madagascar to open up their natural and cultural heritage for tourists, carried out in co-operation with the university of Mahajanga, northern Madagascar. The project was financed by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida). Taken the initiative to establish Viking Heritage - a network for Viking-related knowledge, an international organisation for the study of the Vikings and with the aim, among other things, to spread information about the Vikings and their world. President of the Board. One part of the Network is the creation of a Database about Vikings; accessible by Internet (http://viking.hgo.se), another is a magazine, published 4 times a year (Viking Heritage magazine) [NOTE: VHM now out of Publication]. 1996 Appointed Associated Professor at the University of Stockholm, the Institute of Human Geography. 1998 Project director of a 6 years archaeological excavation project (Fröjel Discovery Programme - http://frojel.hgo.se) concerning the Viking Age harbour and tradingplace at Fröjel on the island of Gotland, Sweden. From the 1st of July 1998 appointed Associate Professor at Gotland University College, with the responsibility for a postgraduate course called Cultural Heritage Management and policy. I am also lecturing in archaeology, history and human geography concerning spatial analyses and landscape development in prehistoric times. 1999 Collaboration with The European Institute for Cultural Routes in Luxembourg, Musée de Normandy at Caen, France, and Culture Dei Mare in Italy, in the creation of a Norman -Viking Cultural Route, and the making of an exhibition of Viking History at the museum in Capua, Italy, displayed in December 1999. 2000 Responsible for the co-operation project between Viking Heritage and a project called North Sea Viking Legacy, an Interreg IIc project concerning the history of Vikings in the North Sea Area between England, Scotland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Responsible for a co-operation with Culture Dei Mare, and the town of Como, Italy, about an exhibition of Viking and Normans, to take place in June - August 2000. 2001-2002 Together with Associate professor Nils Blomkvist head of the department Centre for Baltic Studies at Gotland University. Responsible for several projects concerning Vikings, financed by EU- funding and regional funding. 2002 Being responsible for Viking Heritage as a partner in the EU Interreg IIIIb project, Destination Viking Baltic Stories. Initiated a broad research project about the development of Island societies during the period 600-1300 AD. 2002-2003 Initiated two new International Viking Courses at Gotland University College, an Internet course about the Viking Society and a summer field school about the Viking Landscape. ~ information collected from http://www.midrealm.org/rum/spring39/...
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