Folklore Archives and Collective Memory
A research theme in the Cultural Heritage Mediascapes project that investigates collective remembering, popular culture and a new generation of contributors to national archives in the digital age.
Today, one speaks of a memory boom, with new media serving as carriers of all forms of memory and changing the very act of recalling, remembering and (re)collecting.
As ‘everyone’ participates in producing multitudes of narratives, what kind of source material constitutes folklore archives?
The project investigates strategies to engage new generations in documenting cultural citizenship in their own time and age.
The research will center on the Norwegian Folklore Archives, exploring
- how people access and interact with historical documents on social media
- how new models of participation and digital tools may engage young people in exploring and documenting aspects of cultural identity.