Research archivist Sverker Hyltén-Cavallius is an associate professor of ethnology and has been a senior lecturer and researcher at Stockholm University and Gothenburg University.
In his research, Hyltén-Cavallius has primarily focused questions regarding music, generation and collective memory. In the dissertation Minnets spelrum (A Margin for Memory, 2006), he studies the formation of pensionerhood in different musical contexts, and Retrologier (Retrologies, 2014) is an investigation into the formation and negotiation of different pasts in networks around rock music from the 1970s.
Hyltén-Cavallius is chairman of the Swedish section of ICTM (International Council for Traditional Music).
Select publications in English
Progg: Utopia and Chronotope. I: Made in Sweden: Studies in Popular Music. Björnberg, Alf & Thomas Bossius (red.). New York: Routledge. 2017.
Swedish Prog Rock and the Search for a Timeless Utopia. (med Lars Kaijser) I: Oxford Handbook of Popular Music in the Nordic Countries. Holt, Fabian & Antti-Ville Kärjä (red.). New York: Oxford University Press. 2017.
“Back to the future? Two musical pasts and their futures.” Norient Online Academic Journal. Special issue: The Future(s) of Music. 2013.
“Affective ordering: on the organization of retrologies in music networks.” Ethnologia Scandinavica 2012 (with Lars Kaijser).
“Memoryscapes and mediascapes: musical formations of ‘pensioners’ in late 20th century Sweden.” As Time goes by. Popular music, ageing and the elderly. Special issue of Popular Music. Vol 31/2:279-295. 2012.
”Rebirth, resounding, recreation: making 70’s rock in the 21st century.” IASPM@journal vol 2, 2010.
”A Swedish Generation? On Musical Chronotopes and Pensionerhood” SAMPLES: Online- Publikationen des Arbeitskreis Studium Populärer Musik. 2009.