Person

Astrid Nilsson

Researcher

  • Latin
  • Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail astrid.nilssonklass.luse

Visiting address
Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address
Box 201, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 20

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

My profile in Lund University research portal

I have four current projects, two larger and two smaller. The largest is a recently started critical edition of a 14th century Latin translation of Marco Polo's description of his long stay in the East. The beginning of this project was funded by C.M. Lericis stiftelse which enabled me to spend half a year working at the Vatican Library. The other large project is my editorship for a forthcoming anthology of early modern poetry in Latin and Greek. I shall spend six months at the Neo-Latin Institute in Innsbruck, Austria, working as an editor on the anthology, as well as writing a biography and editing a poem for one of the authors found in the work.

One of my smaller projects is a pilot project about causation in the work of Livy and Gregory of Tours, funded by Åke Wibergs stiftelse and Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse. The other is a study for an upcoming conference, the fifth of the Nordic Network for Renaissance Studies, about the Carta Marina and the work of Johannes and Olaus Magnus. I have also just completed a monograph about marginalia by King Eric XIV of Sweden.

After my thesis defence in Spring 2016, about Johannes Magnus’ major work of history, the Historia de omnibus Gothorum Sueonumque regibus, I have continued working with two 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. The other, which is completed and has resulted in a monograph that will be published in 2021, is supported by grants from Gullberg/Thott, Åke Wiberg, and Gyllenstiernska Krapperupstiftelsen. This project too 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. I presented results from these projects in Albacete (Spain) and Helsinki respectively, as well as at a symposium in Lund.

In addition, I have been one of the editors of Arne Jönsson’s 800-page Festschrift, written a few articles, and presented at a number of conferences, most recently a presentation in German, in Marburg (November 2019, before the pandemic struck). During my stay at the Swedish institute in Rome (2020),  I presented twice at the seminar there.

Books (2)

Editorships (1)

Articles (1)

Book chapters (3)

Prefaces (2)

Conference contributions (17)

Reviews (2)

Articles in specialist publications and popular press (4)

Miscellaneous (2)

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

Researcher

  • Latin
  • Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail astrid.nilssonklass.luse

Visiting address
Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address
Box 201, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 20

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