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After my thesis defense in Spring 2016, about Johannes Magnus’ major work of history, the Historia de omnibus Gothorum Sueonumque regibus, I have continued working on two smaller projects linked to Johannes Magnus. The first, supported by a grant from Birgit and Gad Rausing’sstiftelse, is a study of the marginalia in Johannes Magnus’ copy of Marco Polo’s work, kept in the Vatican Library. My resulting article is under final revision. The other, current project, is supported by grants from Gullberg/Thott and Åke Wiberg, and is about marginalia too, but by King Eric XIV. Some of his books are preserved and kept in Uppsala and Stockholm. One of them is a copy of Johannes’ historical work.

In addition, I have been one of the editors of Arne Jönsson’s newly finished 800-page Festschrift, written an article for a yearbook (Vetenskapssocieteten), and participated in two conferences with a presentation, in Oslo and in Vilnius, and in three as a listener (once in Uppsala and twice in Lund).

Research

About the research

 

After my thesis defense in Spring 2016, about Johannes Magnus’ major work of history, the Historia de omnibus Gothorum Sueonumque regibus, I have continued working with two smaller projects linked to Johannes Magnus himself or to his work. The first one, supported by a grant from Birgit and Gad Rausing’s stiftelse, is a study of the marginalia in Johannes Magnus’ copy, written by himself, of Marco Polo’s work about his travels in the East. The manuscript is now kept in the Vatican Library, and the article resulting from it is under final revision. The other, which I am working on now, is supported by grants from Gullberg/Thott and Åke Wiberg, also deals with marginalia, this time by King Eric XIV of Sweden (1533–1577). A few of his books have been preserved, and are kept in Uppsala and Stockholm. One of the books, and the one that is the focus of my study, is a copy of Johannes’ historical work.

 

In addition, I have been one of the editors of Arne Jönsson’s newly finished 800-page Festschrift, written an article for a yearbook (Vetenskapssocieteten), and participated in two conferences with a presentation, one in Oslo and one in Vilnius, and at three as a listener (once in Uppsala and twice in Lund). 

 

Publications

Books (1)
Editorships (1)
Articles (3)
Book chapters (2)
Prefaces (2)
Conference contributions (10)
Reviews (1)
Miscellaneous (1)

Research portal (Lund University)

Other tasks and qualifications

Prizes and Scholarships

2016 Vetenskapssocieteten i Lund: Näringslivets Fond för Humanistisk forskning - prize awarded for my doctoral thesis

2014-2015: Scholarship of Philology, at the Swedish institute in Rome

2010 Jarnvall's and Res Politica's Prize - awarded for my master's thesis in Latin

Teaching

LATA01, 10 hp, Autumn 2013

LATA03, 9 hp, Spring 2014

Latin poetry (Vergil's Georgica), Philipps-Universität Marburg, June 2014 (German) (Erasmus)

Administrative work

Secretary of the Organization Committee of the ninth congress of Swedish philologists, Lund, 11-13 May 2015.

http://konferens.ht.lu.se/filolog2015/

Secretary of the Organization Committee of the Colloquium Balticum XI Lundense, 8-10 November 2012.

http://konferens.ht.lu.se/colloquium-balticum/

Astrid Nilsson

Doctoral Student
Latin
Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail astrid.nilssonklass.luse

Phone +46 46 222 83 82

Room SOL:A409

Visiting address Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address Box 201, 221 00 Lund

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