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Per Cornell

Professor

Per Cornell
Professor
Academic degree: Docent
per.cornell@archaeology.gu.se
+46 31 786 5987

Room number: 1451
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Eklandagatan 86, plan 4 , 41261 Göteborg


Department of Historical Studies (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
www.historiskastudier.gu.se
historia@gu.se
Fax: +46 31 786 4456

Visiting Address: Eklandagatan 86 , 412 61 Göteborg

About Per Cornell

Born in 1962, Per Cornell, an associate professor, works as a lecturer in archaeology.

I teach undergraduate, postgraduate and research training as well as working with research. For several years I worked as a university teacher in Argentina and Sri Lanka. I finished my PhD in 1993 with a thesis on urban areas in the Americas before the Europeans and became an associate professor in 2001. I have actively worked with educational issues in a project for college work and have worked with the development department's degree programs, one on the first level with a focus on cultural issues, KAS, and two on the second level with a focus on cultural heritage and archaeological field work and assignments in archaeology, COM and APT. KAS and COM are collaborations between disciplines and departments at the University.

I am currently the coordinator for the master's programs. The graduate program has eight doctoral students for whom I am their sole supervisor, while I am also a bi-supervisor of several others. I also have the main responsibility for master theses in archaeology.
One of my most important fields of research for development is society and man; within this field I have conducted and coordinated more than ten archaeological field seasons in South America. In particular, I have studied pre-Spanish buildings, as well as archaeological remains from the time when the European conquest fundamentally changed conditions on the continent. This was included in the framework of a VR project. Another key area of my research is in cultural meetings and change. Currently I am working on issues related to the early modern city quarters from the 16th and 17th Century. During this time, a long series of cities were founded and developed by European rulers and colonizers. These cities became a place for cultural meetings and often violent confrontations. The expression of these cities ranged over the world but there were also commonalities.

Other important research tracks involve the Scandinavian Bronze Age, particularly the so-called ‘hällristingsmaterialet’ (Rock Carvings) from Bohuslän, where new archaeological input provides an interesting research topic.

I am also interested in the possibility of using archaeology in the study of the contemporary; I wrote about local saint locations in Argentina in the 1990’s, and am currently involved in work on the so-called slums.

I have also worked with history, especially with issues concerning the role of archaeology in the creation of borders and conflicts between cultural areas and nations.

I have a great interest in theoretical and methodological problems and together with Fredrik Fahlander developed the micro-archaeological perspective. On a theoretical level it is particularly inspired by Jacques Derrida and Karl Marx and works with problems surrounding the boundaries, changes in boundaries, complexity of the concept of home, innovation and events.

I have written popular history articles, sometimes popular archaeology and have participated with articles in the newspapers Svenska Dagbladet and GP. I have participated in humanist days and science festivals, and took part in an expert panel in Göteborgs-Posten. I have also done research work and interviews in Peru for Swedish television as well as having participated several times on Argentine television as an archaeological expert.

Latest publications

Violence, Warriors, and Rock Art in Bronze Age Scandinavia.
Johan Ling, Per Cornell
Feast, famine or fighting? : multiple pathways to social complexity / Richard J. Chacon and Rubén G. Mendoza, editors., Cham, Springer International Publishing , Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

On the lack of the New in Archaeology or Microarchaeology and Grand-Theory
Per Cornell
Current Swedish Archaeology, Journal article 2016
Journal article

War and the Siege in 16th and 17th century Sweden - looking at the general effects inside and outside the fortifications at Nya Lödöse town and Kalmar Castle.
Per Cornell, Stefan Larsson
Defensive Architecture of the Mediterranean, XV to XVIII Centuries, 4 / editor Giorgio Verdiani , Firenze, Italy, Didapress, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Eric Boman. La figura del explorador y científico en el noroeste argentino
Per Cornell, Patricia Arenas
Santiago del Estero, Argentina, Barco Edita, Book 2016
Book

Architecture, Archaeology and Contemporary City Planning, Proceedings 2015. State of Knowledge in the Digital Age.
Giorgio Verdiani, Per Cornell, Pablo Rodriguez-Navarro
Florence, Universita Degli Studi Firenze, Lula, Edited book 2015
Edited book

Krieger und Felskunst im bronzezeitlichen Skandinavien
Johan Ling, Per Cornell
Krieg. Eine Archäologische Spurensuche. Harald Meller; Michael Schefzik (red.), Darmstadt, Konrad Theiss, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

Städer i Europa och Amerika på 1500-talet, i periferi och centrum
Per Cornell, Christina Rosén
Nya Lödöse. Staden under Gamlestaden, Magazine article 2015
Magazine article

Towns as Historical Process, Traces and Stratigraphy
Per Cornell, Stefan Larsson
Architecture, Archaeology and Contemporary City Planning, Proceedings 2015. State of knowledge in the digital age , Florence, Universita Degli Studi Firenze, Lula, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

Urban Marginality: Other, Iteration and materiality. Archaeologies of urban life and death in an Argentinean setting (Villa Muñecas, San Miguel de Tucumán)
Martina Hjertman, Per Cornell
Invisible Cultures : historical and archaeological perspectives / eds Francesco Carrer; Viola Gheller, Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishers, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

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2017

Violence, Warriors, and Rock Art in Bronze Age Scandinavia.
Johan Ling, Per Cornell
Feast, famine or fighting? : multiple pathways to social complexity / Richard J. Chacon and Rubén G. Mendoza, editors., Cham, Springer International Publishing , Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

2016

On the lack of the New in Archaeology or Microarchaeology and Grand-Theory
Per Cornell
Current Swedish Archaeology, Journal article 2016
Journal article

War and the Siege in 16th and 17th century Sweden - looking at the general effects inside and outside the fortifications at Nya Lödöse town and Kalmar Castle.
Per Cornell, Stefan Larsson
Defensive Architecture of the Mediterranean, XV to XVIII Centuries, 4 / editor Giorgio Verdiani , Firenze, Italy, Didapress, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Eric Boman. La figura del explorador y científico en el noroeste argentino
Per Cornell, Patricia Arenas
Santiago del Estero, Argentina, Barco Edita, Book 2016
Book

2015

Architecture, Archaeology and Contemporary City Planning, Proceedings 2015. State of Knowledge in the Digital Age.
Giorgio Verdiani, Per Cornell, Pablo Rodriguez-Navarro
Florence, Universita Degli Studi Firenze, Lula, Edited book 2015
Edited book

Krieger und Felskunst im bronzezeitlichen Skandinavien
Johan Ling, Per Cornell
Krieg. Eine Archäologische Spurensuche. Harald Meller; Michael Schefzik (red.), Darmstadt, Konrad Theiss, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

Städer i Europa och Amerika på 1500-talet, i periferi och centrum
Per Cornell, Christina Rosén
Nya Lödöse. Staden under Gamlestaden, Magazine article 2015
Magazine article

Towns as Historical Process, Traces and Stratigraphy
Per Cornell, Stefan Larsson
Architecture, Archaeology and Contemporary City Planning, Proceedings 2015. State of knowledge in the digital age , Florence, Universita Degli Studi Firenze, Lula, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

Urban Marginality: Other, Iteration and materiality. Archaeologies of urban life and death in an Argentinean setting (Villa Muñecas, San Miguel de Tucumán)
Martina Hjertman, Per Cornell
Invisible Cultures : historical and archaeological perspectives / eds Francesco Carrer; Viola Gheller, Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishers, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

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