Astrid 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 other, which is nearing its end (a monograph), is supported by grants from Gullberg/Thott, Åke Wiberg, and Gyllenstiernska Krapperupstiftelsen. 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 presented results from the two projects in Albacete (Spain) and Helsinki respectively, as well as in a recent symposium in Lund.

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 four conferences with a presentation, one in Oslo, one in Vilnius, and two in Lund and at four as a listener (once in Uppsala and three times in Lund). The article resulting from the conference in Vilnius is published and an article version of one of the conference contributions in Lund is in preparation.

Recent research outputs

Astrid M. H. Nilsson, 2019 Jun 10, (Submitted) Lychnos : Lardomshistoriska samfundets arsbok = annual of the Swedish History of Science Society.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publication or newspaperReview (Book/Film/Exhibition/etc.)

Astrid M. H. Nilsson, 2019 Apr 15. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Astrid M. H. Nilsson, 2019 Apr 12. 1 p.

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