News at UGPS
Seminar Tuesday 13 November 13. 15 BT101 Beteendevetar huset
Suicide, Law and Community in Early Modern Sweden
Riikka Miettinen Postdoctoral researcher, Centre of Excellence in the History of Experiences, University of Tampere, Finland
Jacqueline Van Gent Honorary Doctor at Umeå University 2018
On saturday October 20 Jacqueline Van Gent Chief Investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE), University of Western Australia will be appointed Honorary Doctor at Umeå University. She will present her research on Saturday October 20 at 10 a.m in Auditorium G, Humanities Building. The title of her lecture is Gendering Early Modern Colonial Histories
Jacqueline has been visiting Umeå and UGPS for shorter and longer stays during the years 2012-2014. She is now chair of The Society for the History of Emotions (SHE). For more information:
Workshop: New Swedish and Finnish historical research on early modern Sweden-Finland (1500-1800) – collaboration and research studies across state- and language boundaries
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Visions of North in Premodern Europe
D. Jørgensen, V. Langum (eds
Wednesday May 16, 2 p.m. The inner courtyard below the pentry in the Humanities Building.
There will be wine and snacks and a short round of lightening talks from a few departmental researchers on aspects of ")"North" in their research.
ISCH conference Senses, Emotions and the Affective Turn, Umeå 26-29 June 2017
UGPS member Godelinde Perk will defend her doctoral thesis Julian, God and the Art of Storytelling: A Narrative Analysis of the Works of Julian of Norwich, October 28, 2016 10.00 Hörsal G
Book Launch & Round Table Discussion
Epidemic Bodies in Language and Literature Research Tuesday 25 October 15.15 in the pentry Round Table
Virginia Langum Medicin and the Seven Deadly Sins in Late Medieval Literature and Culture
Disputations: 2 and 9 September
Two UGPS-members are defending their doctoral theses in the beginning of September:
Martin Almbjär The Voice of the people? Supplications submitted to the Swedish Diet during the Age of Liberty, 1719-1772, Friday September 2, 13.15-15.15 Hörsal E Humanities Building.
Evelyne Luef A Matter of Life and Death: Suicide in Early Modern Austria and Sweden (ca. 1650-1750), Friday September 9, Universität Wien.
Antiquity Day 5-6 September
Two days of public lectures and open seminars on Classical Greek and Roman culture.
Special Issue of Scandinavian Journal of History
Special Issue on Gender, Material Culture and Emotions in Scandinavian History (41:3 2016) edited by Jacqueline van Gent and Raisa Maria Toivo, based on the UGPS workshop with the same title at Umeå University, May 27-28 2013.
Workshop Woman and Credit in Preindustrial Europe
May 30-31, 2016 Venue: Umeå University HUMlab-X website
Virginia Langum & Jonas Carlquist Words and Matter: the Virgin Mary in Late Medieval and Early Modern Parish Life. Runica et Mediævalia 2015
New research project
The project: Ambivalent emotions and conflicts between parent and child generations in early modern Sweden and Finland, has been granted 2.310.000SEK from Riksbanken
Workshop Gender and Status Competition in Premodern Societies
November 26-27, 2015 Venue: Umeå University, HUMLab X Organizers: UGPS Jonas Liliequist, Anna Foka and Lewis Webb
Anna Foka & Jonas Liliequist Laughter, Humor and the (Un)making of Gender, New York: Palgrave Macmillan 2015