Terje Østigård

Senior Researcher and Associate Professor, Nordic Institute Africa

Senior Researcher and Associate Professor at NAI since 2010

Subject areas:
archaeology and anthropology: rituals and religion, water studies and political uses of cultural heritage
Geographical areas:
Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda
Academic degrees

2013. Docent in archaeology, Uppsala University, Sweden
2004. Dr.art, Centre for Development Studies and Department of Archaeology, University of
Bergen, Norway. Dissertation: Death and Life-giving Waters – Cremation, Caste, and
Cosmogony in Karmic Traditions.
1998. Cand. philol. Department of Archaeology, University of Bergen, Norway. Thesis: The
Deceased’s Life Cycle Rituals: Present Cremation Burials for Interpretations of the Past. An
Ethnoarchaeological Study of Funeral Practices in Nepal.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Researcher and Associate Professor, Nordic Institute Africa