Emily C Oswald

Doctoral Research Fellow
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Postal address P.O.Box 1092 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Academic Interests

  • Participation and digital cultural heritage in museums and archives
  • Epistemic objects, communities, and cultures
  • Public participation in research

My doctoral research explores the epistemic practices and tensions that emerge when staff from museums and archives interact with external participants 

Read more about the institutional case studies in the project, including a municipal museum, a folklore archive, and a natural history museum: Doing Participation in Museums and Archives: The Design and Enactment of Collaboration between Publics and Institutions


  • 2016-Present: PhD fellow, Department of Education, University of Oslo
  • 2013-2014: Digital Archives Assistant, Archives & Research Center, The Trustees of Reservations
  • 2012-2014: Staff Assistant, Office of Public Interest Advising, Harvard Law School
  • 2011-2012: Graduate Assistant, Public History Program, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • 2008-2010: Grant Writer, Facing History and Ourselves
  • 2007-2008: Program Assistant, Project World Wide Style, Università degli Studi di Torino

Higher Education

  • 2016-present: PhD fellow, Department of Education, University of Oslo
  • 2013: Master of Arts: History, Public History and Museum Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • 2006: Bachelor of Arts: English Literature, Loyola University Maryland
Tags: Education, Museums and communication


  • Oswald, Emily (2006). Imagining Race: Illustrating the Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar. Book History.  ISSN 1098-7371.  9, s 213- 233

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  • Oswald, Emily & Pierroux, Palmyre (2019). Constructing Reciprocity and Negotiating Collaboration in Citizen Science Projects. Show summary
  • Endresen, Dag Terje Filip; Oswald, Emily; Svindseth, Christian; Bjørn Petter, Løfall & Hetland, Per (2017). Citizen Science dugnadsportal for Telemark Botanisk Forening. Show summary
  • Esborg, Line & Oswald, Emily (2017). New Voices in the Archive. Collaborating with Youth to Collect New Folklore Material.
  • Oswald, Emily; Svindseth, Christian; Løfall, Bjørn Petter; Endresen, Dag Terje Filip & Hetland, Per (2017). Citizen science dugnadsportal for Telemark Botanisk Forening.

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