Lovisa Brännstedt

Researcher, PhD

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Classical Archaeology and Ancient History


My research is mainly oriented towards the Roman culture in general and the political history of Rome in particular. My PhD thesis Femina princpes. Livia's position in the Roman state is a thorough study of the foundations of Livia's position as the first empress of Rome. After having worked on the position of an empress, I was keen to find a way to study the opposite; female resistance to the imperial power, and I am now conducting a project entitled Roman Women on Trial. Female resistance in ancient Rome, granted by the Swedish Research Council. I have also written on topics such as the Roman triumph and the Classical antiquity in popular culture, and I am the scientific adviser for the Nordic artistic project Livia’s Room

Recent research outputs

Lovisa Brännstedt, 2019 Jun, In : Respons: Recensionstidskrift för humaniora & samhällsvetenskap. 3/2019, p. 54-56 3 p.

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

Lovisa Brännstedt, 2018 Jun 19, Historiskan : Sveriges första kvinnohistoriska tidning, 2, p. 72-75 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publication or newspaperSpecialist publication article

Henrik Gerding (ed.), Lovisa Brännstedt (ed.) & Renée Forsell (ed.), 2018 Jun 8, Lund: Humanistiska och teologiska fakulteterna, Lunds universitet. 141 p. (Archaeology@Lund; vol. 4)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology (editor)

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