Kolltveit, Gjermund (Norway)

New Projects:


Early jew’s harps in China and Mongolia

Musical function and cultural significance. Documentation and interpretation of the early sources to jew’s harps in China and Mongolia. Travel grant from The Institute for Comparative Research in Human Culture (Norway).


Music, organised sound, meaning and classification

Ongoing project about methodology and theory, exploring basic questions around the meaning of sound in the past.


Ringing stones, Norway and Scandinavia

Inventory project, in collaboration with Cajsa S. Lund.


Musical instruments and sound tools. Book for children

Grant from The Norwegian Non-fiction Writers And Translators Association.


Animal bells

This project studies animal bells, based on archaeology and ethnography, including modern uses of bells among supporters of cross-country skiing and handball.



Musicarchaeology of Early Scandinavia


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