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Visiting scholars and invited guests

UGPS have the pleasure of welcoming visiting scholars and invited guests.


Jacqueline van Gent

Associate Professor Jacqueline van Gent from University of Western Australia and the Centre for the History of Emotions will be visiting Umeå Group for Premodern Studies (UGPS) and the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies during the month of May 2019.
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Previous guests

Giulia Calvi

Giulia Calvi is professor of early modern history at the European University Institute in Florence and at the University of Siena. From September 2nd to September 6th, 2013, she was the guest of Umeå Group for Premodern Studies. During her stay at Umeå University she gave a lecture titled "Gender, Patriarchy and the Construction of Motherhood in Early Modern Italy" and more.

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Erik Thomson

Erik Thomson, Associate Professor of History at the University of Manitoba, Canada, visited the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies and the research group Umeå Group for Premodern Studies from May 6th to June 3rd, 2013. During his time as guest researcher he gave a seminar with the title "Jan Hoeufft and the Thirty Years War: An essay on diplomatic history's limits".

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Merry Wiesner Hanks

Merry Wiesner Hanks is a Distinguished Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States. She is a specialist of gender history and world history. Her publications include: The Marvelous Hairy Girls: The Gonzales Sisters and their World (2009), Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe (1993) and several higher education textbooks in history.

In April-May 2012, Professor Wiesner Hanks was a visiting researcher for a month at Umeå University. She presented "Integrating New Perspectives in Teaching and Textbooks" and "The Marvelous Hairy Girls".

She also took part in the workshop on Gender Theories in Premodern Studies, presenting a paper entitled « Crossing Borders in Transnational Gender History ».