Massimo Andreoli


Massimo Andreoli is founder and president of the CERS – Consortium of European Re- enactment Societies and chairman of the Carnival of Venice’s Opening Ceremony. He is the Italian project manager of the “Via Querinissima” a new Cultural Route of the Council of Europe. Massimo has been a producer of cultural events and festivals throughout his career in Jerusalem, Moscow, Bergen, Budapest and many other cities.

Sten Angelsen

Steinfjordfisk AS

Sten Arthur Angelsen comes from a family of fishermen and has been a fisherman himself all his life. Sten is entrepreneur and owner of Steinfjordfisk AS, a successful business operating the fishing vessel MS Skolmen based in Ballstad, Lofoten. Originally from Tangstad, Sten is involved in the regional fisheries sector through memberships on various boards and companies.

Dani Burrows

Delfina Foundation

Dani Burrows is a freelance curator, researcher, writer and strategic advisor. Between 2012-2107 she was Director of Strategy at Delfina Foundation where she was responsible for researching and delivering artistic programmes, in particular, The Politics of Food; initiating strategic development opportunities; fundraising, as well as supporting financial and team management.

Guri Hjallen Eriksen


Guri is in the middle of a 4-year PhD project on fisheries law with a base in, and support from, the independent consultant company SALT in Svolvær and associated with the University of Oslo. Her topic is the license and enforcement system in Norwegian fisheries legislation. In her thesis she attempts to do a legal cultural and institutional analysis of the legislation, with emphasis on environmental sustainability, rule of law and legitimacy. Photo credits Espen Mortensen

Andreas Santi Falch

Njord Seafood AS

Santi has been involved in the seafood industry all his life. From growing up within a family business context to managing his own export company. After many years in seafood export, and with lack of inspiration, he decided to study food technology. After studying he run his export company again and work as a consultant in the seafood industry. His broad experience has given him insight into the value chain of seafood in Norway. He is also a food enthusiast and a bass player. Seafood has been the base line of his career.

Bjørn-Petter Finstad

University of Tromsø

Bjørn Petter Finstad is Associate Professor in fisheries history at the Norwegian College of Fishery Science, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway. He is currently Vice Dean for education at the Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics. Finstad’s research covers a wide range of issues within the fisheries and coastal history, with focus on modernisation, technology, organisation and management.

Álvaro Garrido

University of Coimbra

Álvaro Garrido is a Professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra, Portugal. His expertise lies in contemporary economic history with a focus on corporatism, fisheries and maritime economy. He is a researcher at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of the 20th Century (CEIS 20) and a consultant at the Ílhavo Maritime Museum. Álvaro has published widely, among others in the International Journal of Maritime History.

Torill Østby Haaland


Torill Østby Haaland is a curator at the North Norwegian Art Center, where she has collaborated with artists on exhibitions and other art projects since 2010. Østby Haaland has a Masters in art history from the University in Oslo, and in curatorial practice from the University in Bergen. In 2019 she was co-curator for Lofoten International Art Festival (together with Neal Cahoon, Hilde Methi and Karolin Tampere).

Graham Hogg

Lateral North

Graham Hogg is Co-founder and CEO of Lateral North (LN), a research and design collective. LN have worked collaboratively with communities, governments and institutions at a local, national and international level – focusing on making long-lasting and meaningful interventions that help people describe, understand and develop the spaces and communities they experience every day. LN are currently collaborating with Anchorage Museum to explore their future city and how it will adapt to the push and pull factors bringing people to their expanding city.

Ane Høyem

Museum Nord

Ane Høyem is Head of Sortland Museum in Vesterålen. The museum is currently dedicated to the Seabed project. Seabed is both an exhibition and a conference about the ocean and the threats it is facing with pollution and plastic waste. Høyem is both an historian and a journalist. Before joining Museum Nord, she came from the position as media adviser in the international aid organisation Norwegian Refugee Council. She has also had a long journalistic career, mainlywith the Norwegian public Broadcaster NRK, as a TV and radio reporter, but also as an investigative documentary producer.

Angela Huang

European Hansemuseum Lübeck

Dr. Angela Huang is a historian working on Hanse history, northern European economic history, textile history and comparative urban history. After doctoral and postdoctoral research in Copenhagen and working as a research assistant at the London School of Economics, she became Managing Director of the Research Centre for Hanse and Baltic History (FGHO) at the European Hansemuseum in Lübeck in 2017.

Knut Korsbrekke

Institute of Marine Research Norway

Knut Korsbrekke has been working as a fisheries scientist at the Institute of Marine Research since 1989. His main focus has been in finding good ways to observe the dynamics of the cod stock, to understand the limitations still embedded in the available information and how to translate this into catch advice using statistical models. He has spent more than four of his thirty years long career at sea. His yearly highlight happens in late March and early April with Knut being cruise leader on the research vessel Johan Hjort on a scientific survey targeting the spawning cod (skrei) off Lofoten and Vesterålen.

Marzia Liuzza

Via Querinissima

Marzia has a degree in Tourism, Culture and Territory Development. She is passionate about culture, food and wine tourism. This
is the reason she started researching and investigating historical and social roots about cod. More specifically she focusses on the intangible heritage of cod and demonstrates how food can be part of cultural heritage. Marzia loves travelling, meeting new cultures and discovering new territories. Former pro of martial arts she is a determinate person and she likes new challenges.

Stefania Montemezzo

University of Verona

Her research deals with international relations and commerce, trust and the creation of commodity chains in the Renaissance and Early Modern period. In particular, she focused on the maritime Venetian trade, especially with Northern Europe, during the 15th century. In the last two years, she also developed a new line of research, on consumption and material culture, thanks to her position as Research Fellow at Aalto University. Prior, she has been Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Bologna.

Alf Ragnar Nielssen

Professor Emeritus

Born in Lofoten in 1951. Cand. philol. at the University of Tromsø in 1977. Since then
he has been working both as a university teacher and museum curator. In 1982-2001 as researcher and associate professor at the University of Tromsø. From 2001-2005 leading curator at Lofotmuseet/Museum Nord and 2005-07 at The Norwegian Maritime Museum in Oslo. In 2007 he was appointed Professor in history at Nord Universitet, Bodø, a position he held until 2017. Most of this period he was also professor II at Lofotr Viking Museum/Museum Nord.

Nafsika Papacharalampous

University of London

Nafsika has a PhD in Anthropology from SOAS, University of London. She is researching Greek cuisine, traditional foods and markets, focusing on national and class identity, memory, and the Greek crisis. Nafsika is also a chef & consultant for artisan food companies, restaurants and food organisations in Greece and in the UK, creating unique culinary experiences. She is a food blogger at www.NafsikaCooks.com where she indulges her passion for both cooking and writing. She holds an MA in the Anthropology of Food from SOAS, and an MBA from the Athens University of Economics and Business

Hildegunn Pettersen

Querini Opera

After graduating from Oslo National Academy of the Arts she made her debut at the Norwegian National Opera in 2000. Since then she has participated in several opera productions and given numerous concerts all over Norway. In 2012 she was the head organiser of the opera “Querini” on Røst, and has been involved in the project ever since.

Raheem Bamidele

University of Lapland

Dr. ‘Dele’ Raheem is a Senior Researcher at the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland, Finland. He has a Masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Helsinki, Finland. He also obtained the Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Greenwich, London, UK. Dele’s research interest is in food bio-processing, preservation and other crosscutting issues related to food security and safety.

Rune Stokvold

Tørrfisk fra Lofoten AS

Rune has a broad experience working with the export of Norwegian stockfish since 1995. He is currently CEO of Lofoten Fisk AS and chairman of the board in Tørrfisk fra Lofoten AS. Living in Lofoten Islands, Rune considers it a great privilege to have the chance to work with stockfish. He believes that stockfish is not only a product, but also a great part of Norwegian culture and history. He has a passion for the product and a strong goal that the stockfish can be “discovered” by more and more consumers. “It is simply the best fish product” – Rune says.

Miriam Tveit

Nord University

Miriam Tveit is Associate Professor in medieval history at the Department of Culture, History and Media at Nord University. Her main field of research is legal history in early- and High Medieval Europe, herein the legislation processes and legal politics, town laws and regulation of urban life, as well as the developments in family law and criminal law