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Torgrim Sneve Guttormsen (PhD) is an archaeologist and a research professor at the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU). He is the Head of the Heritage and Society Department at Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research. During his time in NIKU he has participated in numerous research projects and commissioned projects aimed at planning and management of cultural heritage and the uses of cultural heritage as societal resource.
From the 1990s and onwards he has participated in and been directing numerous archaeological excavations and field surveys in Norway, as well as participated at archaeological and heritage-based projects in Greece, Italy, Oman and USA.
He is trained in archaeology and heritage studies with research emphasis on cultural heritage management and politics, heritage and planning, urban heritage, heritage routes, immigrant heritage, difficult heritage, public archaeology, and the history of archaeology. With his focus on studying memorials and commemorations his research also interfaces memory studies and museum studies.
Guttormsen is an Honorary Professor at the University of Stirling Centre for Environment, Heritage and Policy for the period 2021-2024. He is also Visiting Professor at the Centre for Land and Cultural Resources Research at Fudan University in China for the period 2017-2022 and has been a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies, the Australian National University in 2019. His edited books include ‘Heritage and Sustainable Urban Transformations. Deep Cities’ (Routledge, 2020) and ‘Heritage, Democracy and the Public. Nordic Approaches’ (Routledge, 2016).
Guttormsen is the national coordinator for the Association of Critical Heritage Studies – The Norwegian Chapter (ACHS-Norway). He is a member of the Scientific Committee for The European Journal of Creative Practices in Cities and Landscapes (CPCL), as well as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites (CMAS).