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Ulf R. Hansson

Senior lecturer

Ulf R. Hansson
Senior lecturer
archeology
ulf.hansson@gu.se

Room number: 1436
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Eklandagatan 86, plan 4 , 41261 Göteborg


Department of Historical Studies (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
www.historiskastudier.gu.se
historia@gu.se
Fax: +46 31 786 4456

Visiting Address: Eklandagatan 86 , 412 61 Göteborg

About Ulf R. Hansson

I’m a classical archaeologist and art historian, now working mostly on the history of scholarship, knowledge and cultural transfer (antiquarianism and archaeology), the cultural history of the early modern art market, collecting and collections, and early modern reception of ancient art and culture. I’m currently working on a book about the widely influential scholar and collector Philipp von Stosch (1691-1757).

ANCIENT ART & ARCHAEOLOGY. I’m the author of a chapter on engraved gems in Routledge's The Etruscan World, ed. J. MacIntosh Turfa (2013). My PhD dissertation (Gothenburg 2005) was on late Etruscan and Italic engraved gems. A much expanded version with a Gesamtkatalog covering the entire glyptic production in pre-Roman central Italy is in preparation. My current research concerns gestures and the body in Etruscan art of the archaic period. My research interests also include Greek and Roman sculpture and, more generally, problems of iconography and the contextual interpretation of Greek, Etruscan and Roman visual culture.

HISTORY OF ARCHAEOLOGY & ANTIQUARIANISM. I've just completed a major study of the scholarly production of the German archaeologist Adolf Furtwängler (1853-1907; sponsored by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet), this project is now under publication. I connection with this project work I organised the international conference Classical Archaeology in the Late Nineteenth Century, 1870-1900 at the Swedish Institute of Classical Studies in Rome (2013, forthcoming).

I've just completed a book chapter on speculative digging and proto-archaeological investigations in the Roman Campagna south of the city in the 18th and early 19th centuries, especially along the via Appia and around the territory of ancient Bovillae (Frattocchie RM).

My current research in this field concerns antiquarian and proto-archaeological networks in 18th-century Europe and instrumental figures such as Montfaucon, Bianchini, Stosch, Gori, Caylus, Mariette, Lippert, Winckelmann and d’Hancarville. A recent focus has been the widely influential Philipp von Stosch (1691-1757). A longer study of Stosch's and Winckelmann's work on ancient engraved gems was recently published in Edizioni Ca' Foscari's journal MDCCC 1800 (3, 2014:3-31). Two book chapters on various aspects of Stosch's broad contribution to the history of collecting are also forthcoming: one on his involvement in the early modern art market, especially in the trade in antiquities that was then emerging as a major international market, and a second on Stosch's networking, especially the antiquarians and collectors featured in Pier Leone Ghezzi's i migliori antiquari di Roma. I'm currently working on a book about Stosch and antiquarian networks.

I am also on the admin group of the Histories of Archaeology Research Network (HARN) and co-organiser of the HARN 2015 and HARN 2016 conferences.

HISTORY OF COLLECTING & COLLECTIONS. My recent and current research in this field concerns the study and collecting of ancient and neoclassical gems and sculpture in 18th-century Europe. I’m especially interested in 18th- and 19th-century reproduction of ancient and neoclassical gems: impressions and casts in glass paste, sulphur, plaster, wax and other materials by major workshops like Dehn, Lippert, Tassie, Paoletti and Cades as well as lesser known studios and private individuals. I’m working on catalogues of 18th- and early 19th-century dactyliothecae (gem cast cabinets) in the collections of the University of Texas at Austin, plus a corpus of dactyliothecae in Scandinavian collections. My publications in this field so far concerns Philipp Daniel Lippert’s Dactyliotheca Universalis project (1755-76).

JEWELLERY HISTORY. I'm also interested in so-called revivalist jewellery, especially "Etruscanising" and “archaeological” works produced by the Castellani, Giuliano, Melillo, Fontenay and other 19th-century workshops in Rome, London and Paris. A book chapter on 18th- and 19th-century popular reception of Etruscan engraved gems and jewellery is forthcoming (British Museum Press). 

 

Latest publications

Winckelmanns Geschichte der Kunst des Alterthums 250 år
Ulf Hansson
Hellenika, Magazine article 2014
Magazine article

Biography and histories of archaeology: present state and future scopes
Ulf Hansson, Anna Gustavsson, Berg Ingrid
The European Archaeologist, Magazine article 2013
Magazine article

Engraved gems
Ulf Hansson
The Etruscan world (Routledge Worlds), ed. J. MacIntosh Turfa, London, Routledge, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

Adolf Furtwängler i Grekland
Ulf Hansson
Hellenika, Magazine article 2013
Magazine article

On the study of gems: Stosch, Winckelmann, Furtwängler
Ulf Hansson
Valör, Magazine article 2012
Magazine article

Studiet av den etruskiska glyptiken
Ulf Hansson
Medusa: Svensk Tidskrift för Antiken, Magazine article 2011
Magazine article

"Die Quelle des guten Geschmacks ist nun geöffnet!": Philipp Daniel Lipperts Dactyliotheca Universalis 1755-76
Ulf Hansson
Tankemönster: En festskrift till Eva Rystedt, ed. F. Faegersten, J. Wallensten & I. Östenberg, Lund, Fanni Faegersten, Chapter in book 2010
Chapter in book

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2015

2014

Winckelmanns Geschichte der Kunst des Alterthums 250 år
Ulf Hansson
Hellenika, Magazine article 2014
Magazine article

2013

Biography and histories of archaeology: present state and future scopes
Ulf Hansson, Anna Gustavsson, Berg Ingrid
The European Archaeologist, Magazine article 2013
Magazine article

Engraved gems
Ulf Hansson
The Etruscan world (Routledge Worlds), ed. J. MacIntosh Turfa, London, Routledge, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

Adolf Furtwängler i Grekland
Ulf Hansson
Hellenika, Magazine article 2013
Magazine article

2012

On the study of gems: Stosch, Winckelmann, Furtwängler
Ulf Hansson
Valör, Magazine article 2012
Magazine article

2011

Studiet av den etruskiska glyptiken
Ulf Hansson
Medusa: Svensk Tidskrift för Antiken, Magazine article 2011
Magazine article

2010

"Die Quelle des guten Geschmacks ist nun geöffnet!": Philipp Daniel Lipperts Dactyliotheca Universalis 1755-76
Ulf Hansson
Tankemönster: En festskrift till Eva Rystedt, ed. F. Faegersten, J. Wallensten & I. Östenberg, Lund, Fanni Faegersten, Chapter in book 2010
Chapter in book

Showing 1 - 10 of 13

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