Astrid Nilsson

affiliated with the university, PhDKnown as name: Astrid M. H. Nilsson



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, and the article resulting from it is under final revision. The other, which I am working on now, is supported by grants from Gullberg/Thott and Åke Wiberg, also 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 addition, I have been one of the editors of Arne Jönsson’s newly finished 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 three as a listener (once in Uppsala and twice in Lund). 


Recent research outputs

Astrid M. H. Nilsson, Aske Damtoft Poulsen & Johanna Svensson 2017 Humanitas: Festskrift till Arne Jönsson. Göteborg/Stockholm: Makadam förlag, p. 11–14

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

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