Once Upon a Time There was a Country… Narratives About “Swedishness” in History Textbooks and Students’ Worldviews

Activity: Examination and supervisionSupervision of PhD students


Dissertation in history analyzing narrations about Sweden
and “Swedishness” in history textbooks, published between 1931 and
2009 and how these narratives, or parts of them, that are expressed by a random selection of contemporary students. Another ambition has been to show how textbook narratives have been transferred or transformed over time and what
factors may have influenced these changes. A final objective has been to highlight how the historical conduct of the historical subjects has been defended or condemned by various authors and if and how the study of the past have been legitimized by both textbook writers and students.
Examinee/Supervised person
Degree of RecognitionNational

UKÄ subject classification

  • Humanities

Free keywords

  • history schoolbooks
  • narration
  • history culture