Gender & Work seminar
Kvinnfolk, karlar och könskategorier: Ord och mening i det tidigmoderna Sverige
The economic network of an eighteenth-century clergyman
At the Intersection of Labour History and Digital Humanities: What Vaguely Described Work Can Tell Us about Labour Relations in the Past
Verb of the month
It only occasionally happens that historical actors in legal archival material literally refer to the more abstract concepts that we are after as historians, but it is quite rare if that abstract word is a verb. Yet in 1740, in Amsterdam, two drunk men were fighting over the questions whose wife was best at ‘making a living.’ As I write in my forthcoming dissertation:
The men in question, Arend Jansze and Pieter van Bemmelen (known on the streets
The GaW database is being updated!
System developers at Umeå University are currently constructing a new version of the GaW database. Read more
On gender ideals in early nineteenth century fashion magazines
Contradictory ideals of womanhood in the Swedish fashion magazine “Magasin för konst, nyheter och moder” is explored by Gudrun Andersson in her new article.
Maria Ågren receives the Rudbeck Medal
The Rudbeck Medal of Uppsala University 2020 is awarded to Maria Ågren, among others, with the motivation that she:
"under a long time [has] done research within the project Gender and Work. Her scientific activities is distinguished by methodological new thinking on complicated issues. She has built up an extensive infrastructure of research with interdisciplinary cooperation between different scientific fields."
Maria Ågren gets new funding
The Swedish Research Council has appointed professor Maria Ågren to Rådsprofessor. She gets 50 milions over a period of ten years.
Photo: Mikael Wallerstedt