Graduate researchers associated with Musikverket.
Elin Franzén is a doctoral student in ethnology at Stockholm university. Her thesis project explores how experiences of radio listening constitute meaningful contexts in people’s everyday lives: how does radio appear to the listeners in terms of material objects, media content, routines, memories and imaginations? What situations are created through the practice of radio listening? Through in-depth interviews and questionnaire answers the study builds on empirical data describing a century of radio listening, from the arrival of a new wireless medium to the age of smartphones and podcasts.
Questionnaire answers have been collected in collaboration with the Nordic Museum in Stockholm and the Institute of Language and Folklore in Uppsala.
Anne Sigfrid Refsum
Anne Sigrid Refsum is a PhD candidate in Scandinavian Literature at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim. Her project is part of the project "Norwegian Broadside Ballads 1550-1950: Recovering a Lost Cultural Heritage" funded by the Norwegian Research Council. In her project, she explores how these ballads and songs may have contributed to the creation of a sense of community and national identity in the decades surrounding the Norwegian constitution of 1814, which was also the year of the dissolution of the union with Denmark. This period is usually associated with national romanticism in Norway, but how nationally inclined were the lower classes of the time? Which songs did they enjoy singing, and to what extent did those songs contribute to the ideas of what Norway and being Norwegian was?