Travelling Foundation

We are proud to announce the recipients of the Travelling Foundation funds for 2018!

Grand total 1154 €

  • Michal from Czech Republic travelling to Gudvangen, Norway

“Michal’s group seems interested in exploring Living history. Michal is eager to learn and to establish a network. The jury emphasizes the applicants willingness to go deep in the search of new material and knowledge” – Jury statement

  • Stefanie & Tobi from Germany travelling to Birka, Sweden

“Stefanie and Tobi seem detail – and target oriented. They strive to make their clothes and gear look as good as possible. They manage to convince the jury that they know what they want and how to get there” – Jury statement

  • Jarosław, Pavel and Olga from Russia travelling to Stockholm, Sweden

“This seems like a fun group of friends who are serious about re-enactment and living history. They seem eager to explore Scandinavia and we are certain they will bring some of their knowledge and skill with them” – Jury statement

Presenting the jury for the Re-enactors Travelling Foundation 2018!

Astri Bryde from Norway

Christoffer Cold-Ravnkilde from Denmark

Fredrik Nihlén from Sweden

The Reenactors

Travelling Foundation

Our goal with The Reenactors Travelling Foundation is to aid Viking and medieval reenactors who for financial reasons are unable to travel to historical events. It´s possible for both groups and individuals to apply. The travelers may be located anywhere in the world – the destination is Norway and/or Sweden.

The reenactment scene is a vast network of skilled enthusiasts. Many of these enthusiasts will never get the opportunity to share their knowledge, develop their skills, experience the event atmosphere and enlarge their network. By donating to The Reenactors Travelling Foundation you will make dreams come true.

How does it work?

Hands on History will kick-start the donation-round with 300 Euro. Now, it`s up to the good citizens of the world to make this sum grow to a respectable level. The crowd funding will run from October to January. When we know the grand total, the jury will start looking at the applications. The jury will consist of one HoH member and three anonymous reenactors from different countries and different reenactment societies. The jury will base their decision on: The size of the grand total and how it can be divided between applicants in a sensible way and the reenactors application. They will reach their decision by mid February.

The grant will cover transportation costs. If necessary, the Hands on History team members will help the traveler to sign up/get approval for participation in events. We will make sure the traveler is welcomed.

All grant receivers will be encouraged to write a travelogue with pictures that will be published during and after their journey.

Receivers in 2017

Tanya Sofronova (with family) from Russia
Ľubomír Novák and Karel Sýkora from Czech Republic
Andrea Box from Australia
Elisabeth Liljenzin from Sweden
Sergey Tereshkov from Russia
Thomas and Jani Lenior from Holland


About us

Hands on history is a knowledge, experience and action resource bank. The Hands on History team members are experts in teaching, preserving and revitalizing cultural heritage. We work both locally and internationally, and have years of experience in developing and managing projects. Because of our ability to think outside the box, act quickly and deliver innovative results we go by the nick name "the guerilla of cultural heritage".

Project management

We have years of experience in project management and leadership. Looking for someone to realize your idea or a parter organization for your project?

We work internationally

We work all over the world and have several international projects in our portfolio. Cross boarder co-operations and best practice exchange are among our core activities.

Workshops & Seminars

We host and curate a variety of workshops, seminars and courses. Our expert team members have several years of experience in workshop design and facilitating.


We co-operate with several museums around the world. Talk to us about dissemination, workshop design, educational programs and exhibition design.

Festival organization

We are experts in organizing historical events and festivals. Program managing, curating, facilitating and stewarding. Read about our past projects.

Historical reenactment

Historical reenactment and living history is two of our favorite methods of dissemination. We are skilled crafters who like to get our hands dirty.

Do you have an idea for a project? We would love to hear about it!

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    Who are we?

    Hands on history is a knowledge and action resource bank. The Hands on History team members are experts in dissemination, preservation and revitalization of cultural heritage. We work both locally and internationally and have years of experience in developing and managing projects in the cultural heritage field. We have experience in sustainability projects, festival organizing, museum program management and development of educational programs.

    What do we do?

    Hands on History develop and run world-wide interdisciplinary projects and small local projects in the cultural heritage field. Our team members offer both theoretical and practical aid in manners concerning dissemination, preservation and revitalization. We have several years of experience in organizing interactive festivals and events and we work closely with many institutions such as municipalities and museums.

    How do we do this?

    Hans on History offer conceptual design, consultant work, research aid, lectures, workshops, project coordination and project management in the cultural heritage field. We also offer hands on dissemination. This could be; handy-crafting and cooking workshops and courses, guided hikes in nature and lectures. We are «method tailors» and will customize the concept both for and with the recipient. Hence, the name «Hands on history». Two of our favorite methods is living history and historical re-enactment.