About Dag Avango and this website

I am a researcher, PhD in History of Technology specializing in industrial heritage research, at KTH. 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 industrial heritage and how it can contribute to sustainable development in post-industrial communities.

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.