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Seeking proof for Viking identity in DNA

In a new study Anna Källén, Associate Professor and researcher in Heritage Studies at the Department of Culture and Aestetics and Daniel Strand, Uppsala University, have conducted interviews with fourteen persons who have taken DNA tests, and asked them about the desire to “be a Viking”. Did they see themselves as related to Vikings, to have a Viking heritage, or to be Vikings themselves? And which characteristics did they connect with their Viking identity?

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Code Narrative History: Critical Perspectives on Ancient DNA

International symposium at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University, 11 May 2021.

New book series: Critical Editions in Culture and Aesthetics

Editorial Boards for Book Series Stockholm University Press Editorial Advisory Boards, consisting of prominent and knowledgeable scholars, judge all publications based on their academic standards, and assist authors to increase their quality and impact.

Omlsaget till antologin Stranded Encyclopedias

Exploring the unfinished encyclopedias

Linn Holmberg, researcher in History of Ideas at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, and Maria Simonsen (Lund University) are the editors of Stranded Encyclopedias, 1700–2000, a new anthology published by Palgrave Macmillan in the series ”New Directions in Book History”.

Dirk Gindt, professor i teatervetenskap, vid Institutionen för kultur och estetik.

The creative collaboration between Giorgio Armani and Robert Wilson

In a chapter for the new publication Staging Fashion: The Fashion Show and Its Spaces (Bloomsbury), professor of theater studies at Stockholm University Dirk Gindt and professor of art historiy John Potvin (Concordia University, Montreal), write about the the creative collaboration between Giorgio Armani and Robert Wilson.

Viktoria Fareld, docent och lektor i idéhistoria, Stockholms universitet. Foto: Sören Andersson.

"Entangled memories of violence", new article by Victoria Fareld

In a new article in the journal Memory Studies (16/2 2021), Victoria Fareld, associate professor in History of Ideas, Stockholm University, analyzes how the Austrian writer Jean Améry formulates his memories of the Holocaust in the contemporaneous situation of decolonisation.

Omslag, Keywords for Children´s Literature.

The concept of Nostalgia in children's literature

Literature Professor Boel Westin contributes to the second edition of the book Keywords for children's literature, with the article ”Nostalgia”.

Anders Hallengren, docent i litteraturvetenskap vid Institutionen för kultur och estetik.

Ocean Bound Women in the 19th century

This spring World Scientific Publishing will publish the book Ocean Bound Women (London och Singapore: WSPC, 2021), written by Anders Hallengren, associate professor in Literature at Stockholm university. The book presents unique materials from a sailor's coffin with hitherto unpublished materials from Swedish seafaring women from the 19th century.

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