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Historical research on early modern Sweden-Finland (1500-1800)

Time Tuesday 27 November until Wednesday 28 November, 2018 at 09:00 - 10:30
Place Univesitetsklubben, Umeå universitet

Umeå Group for Premodern Studies organizes a workshop on new Swedish and Finnish historical research on early modern Sweden-Finland (1500-1800) – collaboration and research studies across state- and language boundaries

The aim of the workshop is to discuss and initiate studies that cross the language barrier and the modern nation-state perspective that has for long time characterized Swedish and Finnish historical research on the early modern period 1500-1800. Swedish historians still prefer to do research on the Swedish parts of the kingdom and Finnish historians on the Finnish. Research studies that include both parts of the former Swedish kingdom are few. In addition, there is the obstacle in research communication set by the language barrier. In general, research studies and PhD theses are published in Swedish and Finnish respectively. The barrier is now slowly beginning to be bridged by the increasing number of studies and theses published in English, but a large part of both previous and current research is still only available in Finnish and thus difficult to access or even unknown to Swedish historians. Against this background, the task of the workshop is to bring together a mixture of established and new scholars and doctoral students, to give an overview of previous and ongoing research in the field.

Discussions will deal with the possibility and benefits of developing comparative perspectives and research studies that include both the Swedish and the Finnish parts of the early modern kingdom.


Conference language: Swedish/ English
Coordinator: Jonas Liliequist

Tuesday 27/11

Venue: Universitetsklubben, Universum

09.15-09.50 Reception, kaffe
09.50 – 10.00 Workshopen öppnas, praktisk information
Källsituationen – tillgänglighet och digitalisering
10.00-10.30 Jonas Lindström Gender and work and the digitization of historical sources
10.30- 11.00 Riikka Miettinen Digitized Early Modern Materials in Finland
Historiografiska översikter
11.00-11.30 Miia Kuha Shared Past, Different Interpretations: Bibliometrical and qualitative analysis of the historiography of the common early modern history of Sweden and Finland
11.30-12.00 Jan Samuelsson Svensk forskning om det tidigmoderna Sverige – några centrala teman
12.00-13.30 Lunch
Projektpresentationer (20+10 min)
13.30-14.00 Riikka Miettinen The Insane in Early Modern Sweden and Finland
14.00-14.30 Anton Runesson Kroppen inför rätta i Sverige under tidigmodern tid
14.30-15.00 Miia Kuha Clerical careers and local communities in the diocese of Vyborg, 1650-1710
15.00-15.30 Simon Berggren Capital Crime and Royal Mercy: Supplications and claims for pardoning in the Judicial Revision, 1680–1800
15.30-16.00 Kaffe
16.00-16.30 Mari Välimäki Premarital relationships and male agency in 17th century Sweden.
16.30-17.00 Kaarle Wirta Tjärhandeln under stormaktstiden. Sveriges internationella handel ur ett affärshistoriskt perspektiv
17.00-17.30 Ina Lindblom Emotions in 18th-century everyday life – class, gender and piety in the life description of Pehr Stenberg
17.30-18.00 Charlotta Wolff Upplysningen i Sverige – ett par nya projekt

19.30 Middag

Wednesday 28/11

Venue: Universitetsklubben, Universum

09.00-10.30 Slutsatser och diskussion om framtida samarbeten och gränsöverskridande projekt. Presentation av UGPS Jonas Liliequist, Peter Lindström
10.45 Taxi flygplatsen

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