Anna Nilsson Hammar

Anna Nilsson Hammar

Researcher, Fil. dr

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Chronologically I am predominantly interested in early modern society and the transition to a more modern one, ca 1500-1800.

Methodological inspiration is found within conceptual history, discourse analysis and cultural history. I am also interested in history of knowledge, cognitive history, phenomenology and other ways of understanding and conceptualizing thoughts,knowledge, emotions and experiences.

The topics I have embraced have dealt with the high and low of everyday existence as well as the concepts connected to such questions. My interests furthermore lie with the notion of man and with human emotional life and its ethical implications.

The sources I primarily work with are both learned and popular. In my dissertation I used songs and stories printed in Swedish chapbooks, but also the older hymn books and bibles and their conceptual clarifications.

I am also interested in the digital humanities and have created a digital guide to the special collections of the university library (

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