A major concern of von Rosen’s work is bringing together key approaches within the field of "ephemeral" and "intangible" heritage studies to propel debate in new trans-disciplinary directions. A former classical and contemporary dancer, von Rosen is interested in the intersections between artistic and academic research, particularly in the fields of scenography and dance. As part of an interdisciplinary research group she works on "Turning Points and Continuity: the Changing Roles of Performance in Society 1880–1925", a three-year project financed by the Swedish Research Council. Currently von Rosen is leading the trans-disciplinary project "Dream-Playing: Accessing the Non-Texts of Strindberg’s A Dream Play in Düsseldorf 1915–18". She is also developing a project on the non-institutional art scene of Gothenburg during the 1980s.
My academic background represent various fields, such as piety research, urban history, demography and history of consumption. Within the frames of the latter I am interested in exploring how research on economic- and social history can gain from intersections with other disciplines, such as cognition research. In the context of critical heritage studies, I am interested in developing an applied research on the extended concept of arhive and source, taking as a point of departure that sources produce memory and historic change. How can text be used as artefacts and artefacts as sources? How can sources be used as cognitive artefacts and viewed as active subjects instead of passive expressions?
My research has often focused on how tradition has been used in the construction of the nation, and the formulation of an authoritative culture and identity in early modern Sweden. Another strand in my research has been the tradition of poetics: how the notion of the soul of poetry has been reinterpreted and renegotiated from antiquity to the 18th century. I am currently working in the field of digitization and digital humanities, with three main projects:
-The Swedish Literature Bank (http://litteraturbanken.se)
-Swedish Prose Fiction 1800-1900 (http://spf1800-1900.se)
-Conjuring up the Artist from the Archives: Ivar Arosenius. Digitization and Koordination of Archives for Enhanced Accessibility and Research.
I am interested in techniques for extracting information from digital material and in the interdisciplinary exchange of perspectives and development of methods connected to it.