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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”.

Anna Källén, Institutionen för kultur och estetik.

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?

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 The book presents unique materials from a sailor's coffin with hitherto unpublished materials from Swedish seafaring women from the 19th century.

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Information for students and staff about the coronavirus

Information on the coronavirus in relation to Stockholm University's activities, questions and answers, and news related to the coronavirus.

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Online teaching spring semester at the Department

Due to the covid-19 outbreak, the department has decided to continue with online teaching during the spring semester 2021 (2021-01-18 – 2021-06-05).

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