This thesis documents an inquiry into living history as a form of communication realised in the reconstructed Iron Age village, Lethra, of Sagnlandet Lejre. Motivated by an ambition to better understand the transition towards a focus on visitor experiences in museums in general, and living history taking place in Sagnlandet Lejre in particular, the study focuses upon the concrete ways in which living history is made possible and arranged through social interaction. The inquiry addresses the research problem: How is living history of the Iron Age in Sagnlandet Lejre arranged, and how does it work as a method for communication and dissemination in the intersection between knowledge and experience? Using concepts and ideas from social theory, communication theory and the field of history itself, in concert with a selection of qualitative methods (i.e. semistructured interview, participant observation, and content analysis of documents), it is demonstrated that living history is arranged and actualized as a form of theatrical performance. Finally, the insights produced by the study regarding aspects such as conflict and the degree of rule-following are used to supplement previous understandings of the way living history works in this context.
|Uddannelser||Historie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||28 sep. 2015|
|Vejledere||Anette Elisabeth Warring & Oluf Danielsen|
- Erving Goffman
- Living history
- Sagnlandet Lejre
- Nationalpark Skjoldungernes Land