About Dag Avango and this website

I am Professor of History at the Division of Social Sciences, LuleƄ University of Technology and researcher at the Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment at KTH-Royal Institute of Technology. I have a PhD in History of Technology specializing in industrial heritage research. My research primarily deals with the relationship between resource utilization, science and geopolitics in the Polar Regions, and the effects of such interactions on environments and societies, from a long term historical perspective. A particular focus is on legacies of industry, heritage making and politics of memory in communities subject to rapid transitions.

My research is situated at the interface between archaeology and history, based on the theoretical assumption that material objects and environments play an active role in society and therefore should be considered in explanations of historical change, and following this the methodological approach of combining archival studies with archaeological fieldwork.

At this website i inform about ongoing and previous research projects, publications (including downloadable field work reports), conference presentations as well as planned and completed field work activities.