Till startsida
To content Read more about how we use cookies on gu.se

Department of Historical Studies

at Faculty of Humanities

Department of Historical Studies
PO Box 200
SE405 30 Göteborg
Delivery address: Lundgrensgatan 5, 412 56 Göteborg
Visiting address: Renströmsgatan 6, 412 55 Göteborg

Web Page: www.historiskastudier.gu.se
Email: historia@gu.se

Head of Department: Henrik Janson

About the unit

Our department is a meeting place for students, staff, teachers and researchers with an interest in Classical History, Archaeology and History.

Research in the department mainly focuses on social and political processes throughout history, and we offer a wide range of courses and expertise covering, e.g., the European Bronze Age, Ancient Greece and Rome, the Scandinavian medieval period, pre-industrial societies, and modern history.

Research and teaching are equally important to us, and we strive to provide our students with opportunities to learn and develop their skills through a variety of teaching methods, ranging from lectures and seminars to study groups and tutorials given by senior lecturers.

Facts and figures (2014)

  • Students (first and second cycle): 1,406
  • Doctoral students: 43
  • Staff: 60
  • Turnover: €11.2 million of which €1.65 million is external funding


Gothenburg is Sweden’s second largest city with a population of half a million. Trade and shipping have been important since the founding of the city in the 17th century. Even today, Gothenburg is still the largest port in the Nordic region. It combines the friendly atmosphere of a small town with the opportunities of a big city. Here you will easily find cozy cafés, restaurants offering local seafood, and a wide variety of shops, as well as museums and beautiful parks within the city centre.The university, department and our departmental Museum of Antiquities are all within walking distance from most of the city’s attractions and cultural venues, such as the Concert Hall and the Museum of Art. Liseberg, Scandinavia’s largest amusement park, is also located nearby, as are the trade fair and exhibition centres.

Latest publications

Weaving in Bronze Age Italy: the Case of the Terramare settlement at Montale
Serena Sabatini
The Textile Revolution in Bronze Age Europe / edited by Serena Sabatini, Sophie Bergerbrant., Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

Textile Production and Specialisation in Bronze Age Europe
Serena Sabatini, Sophie Bergerbrant
The Textile Revolution in Bronze Age Europe: Production, Specialisation, Consumption / edited by Serena Sabatini, Sophie Bergerbrant., Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

Wool Textiles in the Early Nordic Bronze Age: Local or Traded?
Sophie Bergerbrant
The Textile Revolution in Bronze Age Europe: Production, Specialisation, Consumption / edited by Serena Sabatini, Sophie Bergerbrant., Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

The Weight of History: Visual Narratives for an Autobiographic Archaeology (under publication)
Maria Maria T. Starzmann, Leila Papoli-Yazdi
Journal of contemporary archaeology, Journal article 2020
Journal article

Shadows of pain
Leila Papoli-Yazdi
book: Archaeologies of Totalitarianism, Authoritarianism, and Repression: Dark Modernities , Palgrave MacMillan, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

Unfinished Narratives: Some Remarks on the Archaeology of Contemporary Past in Iran
Maryam Dezhamkhooy, Leila Papoli-Yazdi
Archaeological Dialogues, Journal article 2020
Journal article

Eliter och nätverk i fejder och krig
Lars Hermanson
Middelalder. Krig og konflikt, 1100-1300, red. Knut Arstad. Forsvarmuseets småskrift nr. 50, Report chapter 2019
Report chapter


Showing 1 - 50 of 102

Name Title Phone Email
Adams, Jonathan Researcher jonathan.adams@gu.se
Ahlberger, Christer Professor christer.ahlberger@history.gu.se
Ahlberger Le Deunff, Hélène Project assistant helene.ahlberger.le.deunff@gu.se
Alexandersson, Henrik Doctoral student, archaeology +46 31 7865988 henrik.alexandersson@archaeology.gu.se
Andersson, Eva Lecturer +46 31 7864171 eva.andersson@history.gu.se
Andersson, Irene Researcher irene.andersson.4@gu.se
Andreeff, Alexander Doctoral student, archaeology +46 31 7864610 alexander.andreeff@archaeology.gu.se
Axelsson, Tony Senior lecturer +46 31 7861880 tony.axelsson@gu.se
Axelsson, Tony Researcher +46 31 7861880 tony.axelsson@gu.se
Bergerbrant, Sophie Researcher +46 31 7864501 sophie.bergerbrant@gu.se
Blank, Malou Doctoral student +46 31 7861867 malou.blank.backlund@gu.se
Boman, Henrik Senior lecturer henrik.boman@gu.se
Boman, Henrik Senior lecturer henrik.boman@gu.se
Borenberg, Paul Doctoral student paul.borenberg@gu.se
Cavallin Aijmer, Maria Programme coordinator +46 31 7865132 maria.cavallin@history.gu.se
Cornell, Per Elias Professor +46 31 7865987 per.cornell@archaeology.gu.se
Diaz Guardamino, Marta Researcher marta.diaz.guardamino@gu.se
Fischer, Peter Professor, archaeologi +46 31 7864354 peter@fischerarchaeology.se
Fälth, Jennie Finance officer +46 31 7864983 jennie.falth@gu.se
Gulzar, Sidra Associate researcher sidra.gulzar@gu.se
Gustafsson, Anders Senior lecturer, Deputy Head +46 31 7864905 anders.gustafsson@archaeology.gu.se
Gustavsson, Anna Doctoral student anna.gustavsson@gu.se
Göransson, Kristian Senior lecturer +46 31 7863717 kristian.goransson@gu.se
Hallberg, Erik Researcher +46 31 7862827 erik.hallberg@history.gu.se
Hansen, Christine Researcher +46 31 7862827 christine.hansen@gu.se
Hansson, Lars Senior lecturer lars.hansson.2@gu.se
Hermanson, Lars Professor +46 31 7864512 lars.hermanson@history.gu.se
Hess, Cordelia Senior lecturer cordelia.hess@gu.se
Hjørungdal, Tove Professor +46 31 7865266 tove.hjorungdal@archaeology.gu.se
Holm, Poul Professor, gäst poul.holm@gu.se
Holmberg, Carl Senior lecturer +46 31 7864513 carl.holmberg@history.gu.se
Horn, Christian Researcher christian.horn@gu.se
Högström Berntson, Jenny Project coordinator +46 31 7864409 jenny.hogstrom@gu.se
Isendahl, Christian Senior lecturer +46 31 7864656 christian.isendahl@gu.se
Jakubec, Pavol Doctoral student pavol.jakubec@gu.se
Janson, Henrik Senior lecturer, Head of Department +46 31 7865287 henrik.janson@history.gu.se
Jernkrok, Magnus Doctoral student magnus.jernkrok@gu.se
Jezierski, Wojtek Senior lecturer +46 31 7866774 wojtek.jezierski@gu.se
Johansson, Linda Education administrator +46 31 7864407 linda.johansson@history.gu.se
Karlsson, Håkan Professor +46 31 7865256 hakan.karlsson@archaeology.gu.se
Karlsson, Johnny Administrator +46 31 7865516 johnny.karlsson@history.gu.se
Karlsson, Linus Senior lecturer linus.karlsson@history.gu.se
Kristiansen, Kristian +46 31 7864613 kristian.kristiansen@archaeology.gu.se
Lagerlöf Nilsson, Ulrika Researcher +46 31 7865262 ulrika.lagerlof.nilsson@history.gu.se
Larsson, Daniel Researcher +46 31 7865948 daniel.larsson@history.gu.se
Larsson Lovén, Lena Professor +46 31 7864659 lena.larsson@class.gu.se
Leijonhufvud, Charlotte Researcher, history charlotte.leijonhufvud@gu.se
Linde, Martin Senior lecturer +46 31 7864502 martin.linde@history.gu.se
Ling, Johan Professor +46 31 7862974 johan.ling@archaeology.gu.se
Locke, Anna Doctoral student +46 31 7865291 anna.r.locke@gu.se

Showing 1 - 50 of 102

Showing 21 - 30 of 1882


The Mississippi Question in Jeffersonian Political Economy
Martin Öhman
Jeffersonians in Power: The Rhetoric of Opposition Meets the Realities of Governing / edited by Joanne B. Freeman and Johann N. Neem , Charlotteville, Virginia, University of Virginia Press, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Reformationens förmoderna förkämpar. Kulturhistoriska perspektiv på den tidiga reformationens ledare och anhängare i Sverige.
Göran Malmstedt
Reformation i två riken. Reformationens historia och historiografi i Sverige och Danmark / redaktörer: Kajsa Brilkman, Morten Fink-Jensen & Hanne Sanders., Göteborg , Makadam förlag utgiven i samarbete med Centrum för Öresundsstudier vid Lunds universitet, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Forms and Functions of Mycenaean Furniture
Helene Whittaker
Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Bern 4-8 September 2019, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

Den ursprungliga kapitalackumulationen på svensk botten? En pilotstudie om gränser i skog och mark ca 1500–1900
Erik Hallberg, Lars Nyström
13:e Svenska ekonomisk historiska mötet i samarbete med 1:a mötet för The Annual Conference of the Scandinavian Society and Social History, 10–12 Oktober 2019, Ekonomikum, Uppsala universitet, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

Finally getting a grip on Sweden´s agrarian revolution. The project Arable land in Sweden 1810 and 1870: preliminary results
Erik Hallberg, Lars Nyström, Lotta Leijonhufvud, Lennart Andersson Palm
Rural History 2019, the fourth biennial conference of the European Rural History Organisation (EURHO), Paris 10-13 September 2019. , Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

Leges durae: Regulations affecting women’s property rights in Mid-Republican Rome
Lewis Webb
Australasian Society of Classical Studies Annual Conference, Australia, University of New England, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

Tracing the indo-europeans. New evidence from archaeology and historical linguistics
Birgit Anette Olsen, Thomas Olander, Kristian Kristiansen
Oxford, Oxbow Books, Book 2019

Den goda viljans bygd. Alingsås och Sjöbygdens historia
Erik Hallberg
Alingsås, Alingsås kommun, Book 2019

Showing 21 - 30 of 1882

Page Manager: Katarina Tullia von Sydow|Last update: 2/21/2017

The University of Gothenburg uses cookies to provide you with the best possible user experience. By continuing on this website, you approve of our use of cookies.  What are cookies?