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Wojtek Jezierski

Senior lecturer

Wojtek Jezierski
Senior lecturer
+46 31 786 6774

Room number: J523
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 41255 Göteborg

Department of Historical Studies (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 412 55 Göteborg

About Wojtek Jezierski

Wojtek Jezierski works as a postdoc in medieval history at the Department of Historical Studies, Gothenburg University. He holds an MA in history from Warsaw University (2003) where he also studied social anthropology. In 2010 he defended his PhD in history at Stockholm University. He also had longer research visits at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (2006) and Deutsches Historisches Institut Warschau (2011/2012).

Current research

Wojtek's current research has two foci. Firstly, he investigates rituals and patterns of emotions of pagan and Christian communities on the southern shores of the Baltic Sea in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Notions such as 'hostipitality' in encounters between the heathens and missionaries or 'emotional communities' come under scrutiny. Together with Lars Hermanson (Göteborg), Hans Jacob Orning (Oslo), and Thomas Småberg (Malmö) he is preparing an anthology on politics of ritual in medieval Scandinavia.

Wojtek is also pursuing a postdoc project financed by Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) investigating the phenomenology of royal sight, blindness & visibility as instruments of power in Central and Western Europe during the High Middle Ages.

Research interests

Wojtek's research concentrates on a number of issues. In his MA he focused on Anglo-Saxon and German historiographical connections and political uses of history during the tenth century. His PhD investigated the way medieval monasteries, particularly the monastery of St Gall but also others, developed and managed relations of power within their communities during the tenth and eleventh centuries. More precisely he investigated how monastic subjectivities - both individual and collective - were constructed, surveyed, persecuted, and disciplined to suit the monastic demands. Along these issues he examined early medieval and monastic senses of 'public sphere', 'institution', 'the self', 'conduct', and 'power'. Characteristic of his research are borrowings from contemporary sociological and philosophical theories which are worked into and 'tested' on medieval sources. His research has been published in Early Medieval Europe, Frühmittelalterliche Studien, Scandia, and The Medieval Chronicle.

Please visit his site for details and publications: http://gu-se.academia.edu/WojtekJezierski

Latest publications

When did Sweden become forever?
Wojtek Jezierski, Thomas Lindkvist, Sari Nauman
Historisk Tidskrift, Journal article 2018
Journal article

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Fears, Sights and Slaughter. Expressions of Fright and Disgust in the Baltic Missionary Historiography (11th-13th centuries)
Wojtek Jezierski
Tears, Sighs and Laughter. Expressions of Emotions in the Middle Ages, ed. by Per Förnegård, Erika Kihlman, Mia Åkestam, Gunnel Engwall, Stockholm, Kungl. Vitterhets historie och antikvitets akademien, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Tuotilo and St Gall’s Emotional Community. Monastic Sensations, Sentiments, and Sensibilities (9th–11th Centuries)
Wojtek Jezierski
Tuotilo: Archäologie eines frühmittelalterlichen Künstlers, ed. by David Ganz, Cornel Dora, Basel, Schwabe, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book


Editors’ Preface
Wojtek Jezierski, Lars Hermanson
Imagined communities on the Baltic rim : from the eleventh to fifteenth centuries / Edited by Wojtek Jezierski and Lars Hermanson, Amsterdam , Amsterdam University Press, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Introduction: Imagined Communities on the Baltic Rim, Eleventh–Fifteenth Centuries
Wojtek Jezierski
in: Wojtek Jezierski, Lars Hermanson (eds.), Imagined Communities on the Baltic Rim, Eleventh–Fifteenth Centuries, Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Risk Societies on the Frontier. Missionary Emotional Communities in Southern Baltic, 11th – 13th c.
Wojtek Jezierski
in: Wojtek Jezierski, Lars Hermanson (eds.), Imagined Communities on the Baltic Rim, Eleventh–Fifteenth Centuries, Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book


Convivium in terra horroris: Helmold of Bosau’s Rituals of Hostipitality
Wojtek Jezierski
Rituals, Performatives, and Political Order in Northern Europe, c. 650–1350 / edited by Wojtek Jezierski, Lars Hermanson, Hans Jacob Orning, Thomas Småberg., Turnhout, Brepols, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

Kilka uwag o antropologii historycznej
Christer Winberg, Wojtek Jezierski
Rocznik Antropologii Historii [Anthropology of History Yearbook], Other 2015

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