Eleonora Narvselius

Senior Lecturer

Senior lecturer

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Humanities



I am an nthropologist, my research interests include Memory Studies, Heritage Studies, Urban Studies and studies of ethnicity and nationalism. In the course of my research career I have participated in several international research projects focusing on urban environment, memory and heritage management, e.g., Life Forms in the Suburbs of Large Cities in the Baltic Sea Region (funded by the Swedish Research Council, project leader Prof. Karl-Olof Arnstberg, 1999-2001) and Memory of Vanished Population Groups and Societies in Today’s East- and Central European Urban Environments. Memory Treatment and Urban Planning in Lviv, Chernivci, Chisinau and Wrocław (funded by the Swedish research foundation Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, project co-ordinator Dr. Bo Larsson, 2011-2014). I was an MC member of the European research network COST In Search for Transcultural Memory (ISTME) in 2012-2016. Currently I participate in two research projects: The Lessons of Communist and Nazi History – A Genealogical Approach (Lund University, Faculty of History, funded Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation) led by Prof. Klas-Göran Karlsson, and in an individual project Crafting Academic Heritage in Lund, Wroclaw, Lviv And Kaliningrad.Cultural-Historical Diversity of Universities In European Borderland Regions (Lund University, SOL, funded by Erik Philip Sörensens Foundation and Crafoord Foundation).

Recently published works:

- with Gelinada Grinchenko (eds.)Traitors, Collaborators and Deserters in Contemporary European Politics of Memory. Formulas of Betrayal. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 

- Polishness as a Site of Memory and Arena for Construction of a Multicultural Heritage in L’viv, in B. Törnquist-Plewa (ed.) Remembering Ethnic Cleansing and Lost Cultural Diversity in Central and Eastern European Cities, Berghahn Books 2016.

- Spicing up Memories and Serving Nostalgias: Thematic Restaurants and Transnational Memories in East-Central European Borderland Cities, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 2015.

- Tragic Past, Agreeable Heritage: Post-Soviet Intellectual Discussions on the Polish Legacy in Western Ukraine, Carl Beck Papers 2015, 2401: 1-80.

- Ukrainian Intelligentsia in Post-Soviet L’viv: Narratives, Identity and Power. Lexington Books, 2012.

- “Bandera Debate”: Contentious Legacy of World War II and Liberalization of Collective Memory in Western Ukraine, in: Canadian Slavonic Papers LIV (3-4), 2012.




Recent research outputs

Eleonora Narvselius & Igor Pietraszewski, 2020 May 11, In: Slavic Review. 79, 1, p. 139-162 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Eleonora Narvselius, 2020, Baltic-Black Sea Regionalisms. Springer, p. 55-74

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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