Current research projects
Researchers affiliated with the Centre for cultural and sport studies are engaged in a series of research projects for different employers:
(NB: The Norwegian project titles are literally translated for informational purposes - actual English-version project titles may differ)
- 2004-2008: Along paths between landscape and landscaping: Analysis of the phenomenology of the tourist footpath
Doctoral scholarship candidate: Annette Bischoff
Doctoral thesis project financed by Telemark University College and the Norwegian Agricultural University. The project focusses on how the individual encountering adapted nature (tourist footpaths) creates a private understanding of nature against a background of cultural and individual meaning systems and nature itself. The project was begun in 2004 and is expected finished by 2008. Further information (in Norwegian): Les mer.
- 2003-2007: Strategic University College programme for culture and sport
Project manager: Per Mangset The programme includes the following part-projects:
- Cultural entrepreneurship. Part-project manager: Per Mangset. Project participants: Sigrid Røyseng. Doctoral scholarship candidates: Anne H. Lorentzen, Åsne W. Haugsevje. Master's Degree Student: Louise Brunborg. Further information: Les mer.
- A cultural analysis of the Olympic Games endeavours in 1952 and 1994. Responsible for project: Pål Augestad and Sture Kvarv. Further information: Les mer.
- Golf and etiquette. Part-project manager: Jan Ove Tangen. Further information: Les mer.
- Tabloidization of sports and culture in the media. Part-project manager: Gerd von der Lippe. Master Students: . Further information: Les mer.
- 2003-2007: Music, gender and musical technologies
Doctoral scholarship candidate: Anne H. Lorentzen
Doctoral thesis project financed by Telemark University College. The project is an empirical and theoretical investigation of how gender and subject positions in popular music, with particular focus on musical creatorship, are constituted in relation to concepts like e.g. musical autonomy, musical democracy, authenticity, individuality, collectivity, and the tools of musical production.
- 2004-2006: Sports, Media and Stereotypes – Women and Men in Sports and Media
Project by: Gerd von der Lippe.
Research project financed through the EU's Gender Equality Program, with researchers from Austria, Italy, Lithuania, Iceland and Norway. Gerd von der Lippe is responsible for research into media, sports and gender in Norway. The project was begun in November 2004, to run over 15 months. Further information: Les mer.
- 2003-2006: Olympiatoppen (Olympic elite)
Research project financed through the Norwegian Research Council's programme for Sports, society and voluntary organizations.The project intents to give a thorough sociological anlysis of Norway's efforts to promote top-level sports through "Olympiatoppen". Further information: Les mer.
- 2004-2005: Nature, outdoor life and identity
Project by: Bjørn Tordsson
Contribution to anthology of "learning arenas" in environmentally oriented child and youth work. Textbook for education in child care pedagogics. The book is under publication by Universitetsforlaget, ed. Reidar Sæfvenbom.
- 2003-2005: What is cultural economy?
Project by: Vidar Ringstad.
Book project. Survey publication for Norges Forskningsråd (Norwegian Research Council), to be published by Cappelen Akademisk Forlag in 2005. Project begun 2003.
- 2003-2005: Perspectives on the pedagogics of outdoor life
Project by: Bjørn Tordsson
Textbook project for students of outdoor life in Denmark and Norway. New and completely re-made version of Tordsson's MA thesis from 1993. The project investigates outdoor life-related pedagogics, didactics and methodologies, aiming to provide a thorough introduction to e.g. small-group psychology, leadership psychology, theories of knowledge, nature perception and nature experience, with perspectives from development psychology and sociology. The project is financed by and carried out in cooperation with Syddansk Universitet.
- 2002-2005: Anti-doping: policies, practice and attitudes
The project's point of departure is that the fight against doping within top-level sports in Norway has emerged as an important issue in the legitimization of top-level sports in Norwegian society. The project aims to clarify which policies public authorities and sports organizations in Norway are willing to pursue in order to prevent a problematic development from striking roots. Further information: Les mer.
- 2002-2005: Cultural policy: Its Norwegian history 1800 - 2000:
Project financed by Norges Forskningsråd (Norwegian Research Council) with a time-frame of 3 years, 2002 to 2005. The project group consists of a number of researchers, managed by historian Hans Fredrik Dahl, University of Oslo. Per Mangset contributes a small part-project: "West European cultural policy in the post-war period". Dag Solhjell is responsible for the history of pictorial arts for the whole period 1800-2000.
- 2002-2005: Sports and policies in a comparative perspective: Similarities, differences and changes.
Research project financed through Norges forskningsråd's (Norwegian Research Council's) programme for Sports, society and voluntary organizations. The project continues the project "Idrett og politikk - kampsport eller lagspill" ("Sports and policies - martial arts or team games"). Problems studied at the national and local levels in Norway will be comparatively studied in several countries. Further information: Les mer.
- 2002-2005: Culture and its administration
Project by: Per Mangset.
Revised edition of the textbook "Kulturliv og forvaltning" (Culture and its administration), 1992. The project is financed by a 3-month scholarship from Norsk Faglitterær Forfatter- og Oversetterforening, and will be carried out in the period 2002-2005.
- 1999-2005: Management and organization of arts institutions: A study of artistic and administrative management rationalities in Norwegian theatres and symphony orchestras
Doctoral scholarship candidate: Sigrid Røyseng
Doctoral thesis project financed by Norges Forskningsråd (Norwegian Research Council) and Telemarksforsking-Bø (Telemark Research - B), connected with Strategic Departmental Programme for Culture and Sports, Parts I and II.
The thesis analyses changes in the models that the government employs in governing and managing artistic enterprises on the one hand, and the models that the artistic enterprises themselves employ in their own government and management on the other.
- 2002-2004: Strategic departmental programme for culture and sports II
Project manager: Per Mangset.
Financed by Norges forskningsråd (Norwegian Research Council), started 2002 and in finishing stages 2004. The program consists of the following part-projects:
- Cultural professionals - processes of change. Part-project manager: Per Mangset. Project workers: Sigrid Røyseng, Jorunn Spord Borgen (NIFU).
- A micro-economic analysis of Norwegian book demand. Project by: Vidar Ringstad and Knut Løyland.
- 2002-2004: Golf in Norway: Develpment, conditions and consequences
Project by: Jan Ove Tangen.
Project under Program for Sports, society and voluntary organizations, financed by Norges forskningsråd (Norwegian Research Council), started 2002, finished 2004.
- 1997-2004: How is sports possible?
Project by: Jan Ove Tangen.
Book project: A sociological study of conditions and frameworks for the emergence of a social system, started 1997, finished 2004.
- Pilot study: The emergence of the modern concept of art
Project manager: Dag Solhjell
Study financed by Norsk kulturråd (Norwegian Cultural Council) to prepare a major presentation of the emergence of the modern concept of art.