Martin Hansson

Senior Lecturer

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Humanities



My archaeological interest has always been focused on the Middle Ages and later periods. I have mainly been working with landscape archaeology, power structures and spatial issues. The importance of standing buildings has always been important. My interest in buildings has mostly concerned castles that I have analyzed from a landscape perspective. In my phd the aim was to analyze the emergence of the medieval aristocracy in parts of southern Sweden and how this group in society used the landscape to underline their social status. The issues from the phd was further developed in a post-doc-project that I did in 2003 in Reading, England, where I compared how the aristocracy in different parts of Europe organized their castles, manors and surrounding landscape. The aim was a search for an aristocratic spatial ideology on an European level.

Recent research outputs

Martin Hansson, 2018 Aug 30, In : Fornvännen. 2018, 2, p. 113-114

Research output: Contribution to journalReview (Book/Film/Exhibition/etc.)

Martin Hansson, 2018 Aug 30, Château Gaillard 28: L'environnement du château. O'Conor, K., Flambard Héricher, A-M. & Ettel, P. (eds.). Caen: Presses universitaires de Caen, p. 155-160 (Château Gaillard. Etudes de castellologie médiévale; vol. 28)

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

Martin Hansson, Svensson, E. & Nilsson, P., 2018 Jun 11, In : META Historiskarkeologisk tidskrift. 2018, p. 127-140 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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