The group studies institutions of culture, information and media from a social scientific standpoint.
We study the social missions of libraries, archives, museums and other institutions of culture, information and media, and how these have changed throughout history.
We study the library and archivist professions, and how social and technological change transforms the practice, role and relevance of the professions.
We study the contemporary and historical policies related to libraries, archives and museums, as well as other parts of the culture- and media-sector, and how it has changed due to societal and technological development.
We study how citizens make use of the offerings of culture-, information- and media organizations, and how the organizations work to promote and support inclusion, citizenship, democracy and the public sphere.
Head of research group
P.O. Box 4, St. Olavs plass
Tel.: +47 67 23 50 00