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.
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 recollecting. This has consequences for folklore archives in Norway, where democracy and aims of inclusiveness require strategies to engage new generations of digital and multicultural natives 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- how people access and interact with historical documents on social media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.