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Skokloster as a Laboratory of Collection Studies

PARTICIPANTS

A picture of Jill BeplerJill Bepler, (Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel)

PhD in German Studies from the University of Bristol, GB. Head of the Fellowship and Conference programmes of the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel, an independent research library specialising in medieval and early modern cultural history. Main areas of research and publications: history of aristocratic travel and collecting in 17th century; history of funerary publications; dynastic women’s libraries; the cultural role of the early modern German consort.

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Stefano Fogelberg Rota (Uppsala University)
I hold a Ph.D in literature from Stockholm University and my research interests include, among other themes, Swedish travel literature from Italy during the Age of Liberty (1719-72); French court ballets during the reign of Queen Christina (1638-1654) and guidebooks to Rome in the seventeenth century. A common thread in these different topics is the formation of kingly and aristocratic ideals in literature from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries through the political use of virtue ethics. Similar interests will be the focus of my research in the collection of Italian books at Skokloster Library. An overall research question for this investigation is: how did the experience of the Grand tour influence Swedish cultural and courtly practices?

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Carin Franzén (Linköping University)
Professor and Director of the Graduate School in Language and Culture in Europe, Linköping University, 2012. She investigates the relation between formations of subjectivity and cultural hegemonies in literary history. Her recent publications include “Joi d'amor as Discursive Practice”, in Tears, Sighs and Laughter: Expressions of Emotions in the Middle Ages, eds. Förnegård et al., Stockholm: KVHAA, 2017; “Love and Desire in French Moralist Discourse”, in Framing Premodern Desires: Sexual Ideas, Attitudes, and Practices in Europe, eds. Satu Lidman, et al., Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2017.

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Peter Gillgren (Stockholm University)
Peter Gillgren is professor of Art History at Stockholm University. His publications include articles on Renaissance and Baroque art, as well as on the methods of Art History: Vasarenässansen. Konst och identitet i 1500-talets Sverige (2009). A book length study of spectatorship and site specificity in relation to Federico Barocci's art was published by Ashgate in 2011. Recent publications include Kyrkornas hemligheter (2010, 2017) and Siting Michelangelo: Spectatorship, Site Specficity and Soundscape (2017).

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A picture of Lizette GradenLizette Gradén (Lund University and The Royal Armory, Skokloster Castle with the Hallwyl Museum)
Gradén holds a position as curator/research coordinator at The Royal Armory and Skokloster Castle with the Hallwyl Museum, Stockholm and a research position in Ethnology at Lund University. She serves as Affiliate Associate Professor at the Scandinavian Department at University of Washington, Seattle. Her research areas focuses on institutional and vernacular heritage through the means of making material culture, collections, ritual, and performance, and she takes a particular interest in transatlantic relationships.

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Picture of Emma Hagström MolinEmma Hagström Molin (Uppsala University)
Emma Hagström Molin is a postdoctoral researcher associated with the chair for the history of science at the Humboldt University in Berlin, and the department for history of science and ideas at Uppsala University, Sweden. Her main research interests concern archive practices, history of collections and collecting, and theories of materiality. Her first book, Krigsbytets biografi. Byten i Riksarkivet, Uppsala universitetsbibliotek och Skokloster slott under 1600-talet, investigates looted archive documents and books that were brought to the Swedish kingdom during the seventeenth century.

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Picture of KruseDr. Britta-Juliane Kruse (Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel)
Dr. Kruse is a medievalist and cultural historian with a special interest in German literature and language, art history and classical archeology. She currently holds appointments as Privatdozentin at Free University Berlin and as a researcher at the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel. Kruse is also a Senior Fellow at the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskollegium and guest lecturer at the University of Greifswald. Current research areas include the reconstruction and development of monastery libraries and the investigation of the functional history of the university library Helmstedt. Publications include B.-J. Kruse: Stiftsbibliotheken und Kirchenschätze. Materielle Kultur in den Augustiner-Chorfrauenstiften Steterburg und Heiningen. Wolfenbütteler Mittelalter-Studien 28, Wiesbaden 2016. Catalogue of an Exhibition: ‚Rosenkränze und Seelengärten: Bildung und Frömmigkeit in niedersächsischen Frauenklöstern‘, Herzog August Bibliothek 2013. Habilitation: Witwen – Kulturgeschichte eines Standes in Spätmittelalter und Früher Neuzeit. Berlin − New York 2007. Die Arznei ist Goldes wert. Mittelalterliche Frauenrezepte. Berlin − New York 1999. Verborgene Heilkünste – Geschichte der Frauenmedizin im Spätmittelalter. Berlin − New York 1996.

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Tom O’Dell (Lund University)
Tom O’Dell’s research analyzes how people integrate body monitoring technology in their daily lives. Part of that work takes a cultural historic perspective technologies and instruments of the 17th century.

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Susanne Tienken (Stockholm University)
My primary areas of research are cultural linguistics, media linguistics and historical sociolinguistics. I am interested in the relationship between individual and collective language use and the processes of meaning-making in different media during various time periods. A central question which I often return to is how linguistic resources are used to create social and cultural meaning and how humans shape their world through language.
I hold the position of Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in German linguistics at Stockholm University.

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Picture of WadeMara Wade (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Mara R. Wade is Professor of Germanic Languages & Literatures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she also holds a courtesy appointment in Scandinavian. Her research interests include emblems, German and Scandinavian court culture, and gender studies.  She is the editor-in-chief of Emblematica: Essays in Text and Image and was PI for Emblematica Online.  Her books include: Emblem Digitization (2012);  (with Sara C. Smart) The Palatine Wedding of 1613 (2013); and Gender Matters (2014). Her current book in progress is: Early Modern Intellectual Networks: Emblems as Open Sources. She recently published: “The Education of the Princess: Hedwig Eleonora (1636–1715) and Ballet at the Gottorf Court 1649–1655.” In Hedwig Eleonore and the Arts, edited by Kristoffer Neville and Lisa Skogh, 159–78. Farnham: Ashgate, 2016. She is also the author of Triumphus Nuptials Danicus. German Court Culture and Denmark, Wolfenbütteler Arbeiten zur Barockforschung, vol. 27 (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1996). 

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A picture of Gerhild Williams Gerhild Scholz Williams (Washington University, St. Louis)
Gerhild Scholz Williams holds the Barbara Schaps Thomas and David M. Thomas Professor in the Humanities in Arts and Sciences at the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures. Professor Williams has held numerous administrative positions including Vice Provost (1999-); Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs/Associate Vice Chancellor (1997-). Williams earned her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from University of Washington, Seattle.

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Elisabeth Wåghäll Nivre (Stockholm University)
Elisabeth Wåghäll Nivre received her PhD from Washington University, St. Louis in 1992 and was appointed professor of German literature at Stockholm University in 2004. She has published extensively on early modern literature written in German. Her research interests include areas such as gender studies, biographical writing, travel narratives, the Early Modern prose novel, poetology, concepts of space, and knowledge construction. She has held several administrative positions and is currently deputy dean of the Faculty of the Humanities.

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Joanna Zatorska (Stockholm university)
PhD student in Polish culture and literature at the Department of Slavic and Baltic Studies, Finnish, Dutch and German, Stockholm University. Zatorska has has been a student of art history and cultural studies She is deeply interested in Polish-Swedish relations, with the focus on Polish cultural heritage objects in Swedish collections. Currently Zatorska is currently writing a dissertation on the 16th and 17th century prints from Władysław Konstanty Wituski’s book collection preserved at Skokloster Castle.

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For more information about the project, please contact curator and research coordinator Lizette Gradén  at Lizette.graden@shm.se