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  • Omlsaget till antologin Stranded Encyclopedias Exploring the unfinished encyclopedias 2021-04-23 Linn Holmberg, researcher in History of Ideas at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, and Maria Simonsen researcher at Aalborg University are the editors of Stranded Encyclopedias, 1700–2000, a new anthology published by Palgrave Macmillan in the series ”New Directions in Book History”.
  • Photo by Steinar Engeland on Unsplash. Seeking proof for Viking identity in DNA 2021-04-09 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?
  • New book series: Critical Editions in Culture and Aesthetics 2021-03-24 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.
  • Dirk Gindt, professor i teatervetenskap, vid Institutionen för kultur och estetik. The creative collaboration between Giorgio Armani and Robert Wilson 2021-03-09 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.
  • Anders Hallengren, docent i litteraturvetenskap vid Institutionen för kultur och estetik. Ocean Bound Women in the 19th century 2021-03-09 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 The book presents unique materials from a sailor's coffin with hitherto unpublished materials from Swedish seafaring women from the 19th century.
  • Omslag, Keywords for Children´s Literature. The concept of Nostalgia in children's literature 2021-03-09 Literature Professor Boel Westin contributes to the second edition of the book Keywords for children's literature, with the article ”Nostalgia”.
  • Viktoria Fareld, docent och lektor i idéhistoria, Stockholms universitet. Foto: Sören Andersson. "Entangled memories of violence", new article by Victoria Fareld 2021-03-09 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.
  • Photo: Sonia Soberats and Mark Andres: Portrait in Paper (2009). Seeing With Photography Collective. Normal Now! Art and Dis/ability in a Digital World 2020-10-26 Welcome to an international symposium online 29 October, arranged by the Department of Culture and Aesthetics at Stockholm University.
  • Reality and process 2020-09-14 Xavier Zubiri Foundation, Stockholm University, Central University of Venezuela and Center of Science and Faith invite you to participate in the transdisciplinary seminar streaming “Reality and process”.
  • `Tolerance' by Mary Mackay, 1990 Call for Papers: Tolerance(s) - concepts, language, history and practices 2020-01-28 This is the Call for Papers for an International Colloquium in Stockholm 12-13 October, 2020. Key Note Speakers are Jenny White, Christer Mattsson, Denis Crouzet och Emmanuel Fraisse. Lilian Thuram, Honorary Doctor at Stockholm university, will speak at a public seminar.
  • Del av omslaget till New Directions in Philosophy and Literature, utgiven vid Edinburgh University Press 2019. New Directions in Philosophy and Literature – Release and Symposium 2019-08-23 Welcome to an open symposium 18 October with lectures and discussion with the editors and some of the authors of the new book “New Directions in Philosophy and Literature”.
  • The cover of the book Tennessee Williams in Sweden and France, 1945–1965. New perspectives on Tennesse Williams 2019-01-30 Dirk Gindt, Associate Professor in Theatre Studies at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, has published a new book: Tennessee Williams in Sweden and France, 1945–1965. Cultural Translations, Sexual Anxieties and Racial Fantasies (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2019).
  • New book about Art History and Modernism 2018-09-27 “Modernism as Institution: On the Establishment of an Aesthetic and Historiographic Paradigm” is a new book by Hans Hayden, Professor of Art History at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics.
  • New essay by Dirk Gindt 2018-06-27 Dirk Gindt, Associate Professor at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, has published a new essay in the volume Q2Q: Queer Canadian Theatre and Performance.
  • Omslaget till Mozart’s “La clemenza di Tito”: A Reappraisal. New book: ‘Mozart’s “La clemenza di Tito”: A Reappraisal’ 2018-05-11 ‘Mozart’s “La clemenza di Tito”: A Reappraisal’ is edited by Magnus Tessning Schneider and Ruth Tatlow. The book is a product of the Performing Premodernity research project, based at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics.
  • A new book by Ulf Olsson 2017-05-19 Professor of Literature Ulf Olsson has written a book about the rock band the Grateful Dead.


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