Ole Christian Aslaksen
ESR Fellow, Gothenburg University
I’m Ole Christian, and currently I work on the local impact of changing contact networks in the Balkans. I have worked and travelled extensively in this region and Turkey during and prior to Forging Identities. I am fascinated by cultural meetings, people and interaction, and I seek to understand this in my academic work. I am thus happy to be part of a large multidisciplinary project that deals with mobility in several exciting regions. My primary research skill is GIS, and my academic background is mainly within Classical Archaeology. I have however studied a variety of subjects, and I have a diverse professional background (below). At my spare time I scuba dive and explore the world.
2009 – Present: Doctoral Student at the University of Gothenburg/Marie Curie Fellow at Forging Identities (EU FP 7)
Supervisor: Kristian Kristiansen
2007 MA Archaeology (The University of Oslo)
Thesis: “Paths and Places. The Landscape Identity of Colophon 1300-302BC”.
Coursework in Classical Archaeology, theory, urban studies, methods and project management.
2004 BA Archaeology (The University of Oslo).
Intermediary courses in Classical Archaeology.
Electives in Social Sciences from McGill University (Montreal).
Non-degree courses from the University of Oslo includes Ancient Greek, Latin, Turkish, medieval art history. I also participated at the University College of Gotlands field school (2002) in archaeology “The Fröjel Discovery Project” and The 7th International Spring School in Roman Religion at the University of Erfurt (2005). I participated occasionally at Jens Braarvigs Sumerian reading seminars, as I have a keen interest in the Near East in addition to the Balkans.
2008 Kolofon. P. 225-243 in J.W Iddeng (ed.) Fra Palass til Polis. The Norwegian Institute at Athens.
Aslaksen, O.C and J. Kile:
2005 Norske Utgravninger i Metropolis. In Klassisk Forum 1/2 2006, P.73-79
2009 Paper given at the conference “Kulturhistorie i det Østlige Middelhav” (transl. ”Cultural History in the Eastern Mediterranean”) at the University of Oslo. With generous support from the Department of Archaeology, Conservation Studies, History, I arranged the conference with Lene Os Johannesen.
2006 Paper given at the conference “Fra Palass til Polis” (transl. “From Palace to Polis”) at the Norwegian Institute at Athens.
2009-present. Recipient of a 3-year long Marie Curie fellowship from the European Unions 7th Framework Program.
2006 Recipient of research grants from Borgemester Edvard Christies legacy and the department of Archaeology, Conservation Studies, History at the University of Oslo to pursue research in Turkey related to my MA-thesis.
2006-2009 Contract archaeologist at the Museum of Cultural History (Oslo). Short term contracts at rescue projects as “Assistant Archaeologist” (excavation) and “Leader I” (Surveying, GIS, map production and analysis): Haglebu, Tyin, Hovin, Kleiver, Randem, Åby, Rønnholt Skole, Nord- and Sør Fron (in collaboration with Oppland Province), Vårnes, Isi (in collaboration with Akershus Province), Linnomstien, Værne and Glemmen Vestre.
2009.06 Surveyor at the Tegea Project/The Norwegian Institute at Athens.
2008.09/2009.09 Archaeologist (survey) at the Desilo Project (Bosnia)/the Museum of Cultural History (Oslo).
2008.12 Short term contract as Executive Official (quality control) on Askeladden, the National Heritage Database of Norway.
2005-2007 Assistant Archaologist (excavation and GIS) at the Metropolis Project (Turkey)/The Museum of Cultural History (Oslo)
2007.10 Substitute audio visual technician at “Romeo and Juliette” by the youth theater group Bærmuda.
2008.07 Examinator at the oral exams in history at Sonans High School (Oslo) and Bredtvedt High School (Oslo).
2007.12-2008.06 High School teacher in History and Social Sciences at the John Bauer Gymnasium (Oslo).
2007.11-2008.01 Contract subsitute teacher at Pedagogisk Vikarsentral
Summer 2005: Salesman in Medecins Sans Frontieres/Norway
2000 Social worker (“støttekontakt”) Skien County.
2009 Course in archaeological leadership at the Museum of Cultural History (Oslo) covering first aid, excavation management and databases.
2009 Intensive course in economics for graduates in Humanities and Social Sciences at the Career Centre (The University of Oslo) covering management theory, the basic concepts of economy and communication.
Skills and qualifications
Norwegian – mother tongue
English – fluent
French and German – reading knowledge
Some Turkish and Greek
ArcGIS and ArcView
Leica Geo Office
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