Owe Ronström

Professor at Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, Ethnology; Affiliated

Visiting address:
Campus Gotland, Cramérgatan 3
621 57 Visby
Postal address:
Uppsala universitet, Campus Gotland
Cramérgatan 3
SE-621 67 Visby

Short presentation

I am a professor emeritus in ethnology. I have written a whole lot, on music, dance, ethnicity, multiculture, age, heritage, and islands. I have also produced several hundred radio broadcasts for the Swedish Broadcasting Coorporation, on music from around the world. I am also active as a musician, in the bands Orientexpressen, Gunnfjauns kapell, and as director of Gotlands Balalajkaorkester. In June 2013 I produced BelleSounds, the world’s largest concert.

Keywords: sustainable developement ethnomusicology island studies heritage politics ritual

On my homepage, I have collected most of my publications during up to recent years. You are welcome to share, download, order, look, read and listen, for your own personal use. You may spread the texts and you may cite or briefly quote them, if you, in line with the usual academic conventions, observe the practices of academic citation. You may not in any way change or for commercial purposes or gain use my texts, pictures or music without my explicit permission.

I am currently (2021) working on the following research projects and research programs:

Sustainable visits - a program for exploring and creating sustainable visits, from a regional, national and global perspective, as well as contributing to the development and establishment of sustainable perspectives in the hospitality industry.

Stories about sustainability. A research program on narrative perspectives on sustainability.

Music in the outskirts. Music life on Gotland during the 19th century.

Carl Jularbo - modernist. Sweden in the time of virginity - a cultural history. A minor project about Sweden's modernization during the 20th century, as reflected through a musician and his music.

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Owe Ronström