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 & Per Stille, 2021 Apr 1, Runrön: Runologiska bidrag utgivna avInstitutionen för nordiska språk vid Uppsala universitet. MacLeod, M., Bianchi, M. & Williams, H. (eds.). Uppsala: Institutionen för nordiska språk vid Uppsala universitet, p. 193-213 20 p. (Runrön : runologiska bidrag / utgivna av Institutionen för nordiska språk vid Uppsala universitet; vol. 24).

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

Martin Hansson, 2020 Dec 15, Vivre au Château. Ettel, P., Flambard Héricher, A-M. & O'Conor, K. (eds.). Caen: Presses universitaires de Caen, les Publications du CRAHM., Vol. 29. p. 165-173 8 p. (Château Gaillard : études de castellologie médiévale; vol. 29).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Eva Svensson, Martin Hansson & Pia Nilsson, 2020 Dec 1, In: Post-Medieval Archaeology. 54, 2, p. 165-185 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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