Research and development are core activities in the work of the Falstad Centre. Our research staff has expertise in the subjects of philosophy, history, cultural heritage management, art history and comparative literature. We work closely with the universities in the region and with other national and international institutions.
MeMin – Mediating Memorial Landscapes
The research project MeMin – det medierte minnestedet (Mediating Memorial Landscapes) is a collaborative research project conducted by the Falstad Centre in collaboration with the Norwegian Univsersity of Technology and Science, Trondheim. The project explores the digitalization of history and cultural heritage and the possibilities and challenges which digital technologies present for the transmission of history and culture. The project is funded by the Arts Council Norway.
The former commander’s house from SS Strafgefangenenlager Falstad is renovated, and opened to school classes in the fall of 2020. The still ongoing work includes furnishing, further development of the exhibition “Faces of power”, and development of theme-based educational programs and other activities. The project also includes extensive documentation work.
The Falstad Archives – consist of documents, objects, photographs, and film and audio recordings. The items are related either to Falstad as a WWII prison camp, to prison camps elsewhere, or to other periods in Falstad’s history.
In cooperation with ARKIVET peace and human rights center in Kristiansand, the Falstad center has established an online database of prisoners during World War II. The database is searchable from mid May 2020.