Dan Lundberg

Dan Lundberg. Foto: Eric Hammarström.

Chief Librarian/Head Archivist, Dan Lundberg is Associate Professor in musicology at the Stockholm University and Åbo Akademi University. Lundberg’s main areas of research involve questions about music, identity, cultural heritage an ideology as well as Swedish and European folk music from an ethnomusicological perspective.

In 2001, Dan Lundberg was hired as archive director at Svenskt visarkiv at the then Statens musiksamlingar. Since 2011, the Svenskt visarkiv is a part of Musikverket, and since 2013 a part of Musikverkets arkiv- och biblioteksenhet (Archive and Music Library department) with Lundberg in the combined role of Chief Librarian and Archive Director. Since 2020 he is the Director General of Musikverket

From 2004–2007, Lundberg was an adjunct professor in Music and Cultural Diversity at the University of Gävle. He is active within the international ethnomusicological research community and, among other positions, President for ESEM (European Seminar in Ethnomusicology) for the period 2008–2014.


Singing Through the Bars: Prison Songs as Identity Markers and as Cultural Heritage. Stockholm 2018. Svenskt visarkiv. Order via Svenskt visarkiv.

“Wettbewerbe in neuer Zeit”. In Näumann, Klaus; Nußbaumer, Thomas & Probst-Effah, Gisela (Hg.) Musikalische Wettstreite und Wettbewerbe. München 2018. Allitera.

“Archives as Applied Ethnomusicology”. In Svanibor Pettan & Jeff Todd Titon (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Applied ethnomusicology. New York 2015. Oxford University Press.

“Describing Your Music to the Arts Council: Interacting with a Grant System”. In Russell, Ian & Ingram, Catherine (eds) Taking part in Music. Aberdeen 2013. Aberdeen University Press.

“It goes without saying”. Musiikkikasvatus (14:1), Helsinki 2011.

“Translocal Communities: Music as an Identity Marker in the Assyrian Diaspora”. In Bernd Clausen, Ursula Hemetek and Eva Saether (eds.) Music in motion: diversity and dialogue in Europe. Bielefeld 2009. Transcript.

Music, media, multiculture: Changing musicscapes. With Krister Malm & Owe Ronström. Stockholm 2003. Svenskt visarkiv. 

The musician in focus: Individual perspectives in Nordic ethnomusicology. With Gunnar Ternhag. Stockholm 2000 (Royal Swedish Academy of Music. Publications issued by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music). Order via Svenskt visarkiv.