Astrid M. H. Nilsson

affiliated with the university, PhD


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 with two smaller 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 article resulting from it has been submitted. The other, which I am currently working on, is supported by grants from Gullberg/Thott and Åke Wiberg. 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. In the summer and autumn of 2018, I plan to present my results from the two projects in Albacete (Spain) and Helsinki respectively.

In addition, I have been one of the editors of Arne Jönsson’s 800-page Festschrift, written an article for a yearbook (Vetenskapssocieteten), and participated in two conferences with a presentation, one in Oslo and one in Vilnius, and at four as a listener (once in Uppsala and three times in Lund). The article resulting from the conference in Vilnius has been accepted for publication.

Recent research outputs

Astrid Nilsson, 2018, Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Vindobonensis: Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Congress of Neo-Latin Studies (Vienna 2015). Steiner-Weber, A. & Römer, F. (eds.). Brill, p. 511-520 (Acta Conventus Neo-Latini; vol. 16)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

Astrid M. H. Nilsson, 2018

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