Archives on cultural history - banks of knowledge for the future

Line Esborg, Ida Tolgensbakk and Audun Kjus have with support from a long range of researchers in the field presented the hearing document «Archives on cultural history – banks of knowledge for the future» to the Ministry of Education and Research in connection with the Report on the Humanities (Humaniorameldingen).

The document encourages making a coordinated and united effort in digitalising the archives of cultural history. These archives are at present divided on many different institutions within the MLA-sector and the university sector. A more coordinated approach will result in better security and accessibility to a unique and indispensable historical documentation both for research and for the public in general. It will generate better possibilities for humanistic research in documenting our society, and it will give the public better opportunities to provide content to society's common memory.