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Henrik Williams

Henrik Williams

Contact Information

Department of Scandinavian Languages

Email:
henrik.williams[AT-sign]nordiska.uu.se
Telephone:
+4618-471 1275
Visiting address:
Engelska parken, Thunbergsv 3 L
Postal address:
Box 527
751 20 UPPSALA

Professor of Scandinavian languages, holder of the chair from January 1, 2012

Personal merits

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Biography

  • Fellow at Centre for Advanced Study at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Oslo, 2013-2014
  • Visiting Professor at University College London, 2005.
  • Visiting Professor at University of Kalmar, 2001.
  • Professor of Swedish at Uppsala University, 2000-2002.
  • Visiting Associate Professor at University of California at Berkeley 1998.
  • Senior Lecturer (tenured) of Swedish at Uppsala university, 1996-2000.
  • Junior research fellow at Dept. of Scandinavian Languages, 1993–97
  • Associate Professor (non-tenured) of Scandinavian languages at Uppsala University, from 1992.
  • Various part-time research appointments (see past research projects below).
  • Various part-time positions as Senior Lecturer (non tenured) in Swedish at Uppsala University 1990-1996.
  • Ph. D. Uppsala university 1990 Runrön 3.

Teaching

Courses on basic, advanced and doctoral levels

Current teaching

  • Supervision and lectures during 2014/15

Research interests

Ongoing research projects

Scandinavian Runic-text Data base now together with Marco Bianchi, Magnus Källström, Jan Owe, and Lena Peterson. Financed 1993-1997 by Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson's Foundation. Still in operation.

Past research projects

The original version of Edda Snorra Sturlusonar? Studies in Codex Upsaliensis together with Maja Bäckvall, Lasse Mårtensson, Heimir Pálsson, Jonatan Pettersson, and Daniel Sävborg. Financed 2008-2010(12) by The Swedish Research Council.

Medeltidens ekonomiska texter (Financial texts during the Middle Ages) together with Zeth Alvered, Göran Dahlbäck, Lennart Elmevik, Evert Melefors, and Janken Myrdal.
Financed 1997-1999 by The Swedish Research Council.

Sveriges kristnande (The Christianization in Sweden) together with Stefan Brink, Anne-Sofie Gräslund, Carl Fredrik Hallencreutz, Jan Arvid Hellström, Håkan Möller, and Bertil Nilsson. Financed 1990-1995 by The Swedish Research Council.

De vikingatida runinskrifternas kronologi (The Chronology of Viking Age Runic Inscriptions) together with Jan Axelson, Lennart Elmevik, Svante Lagman, Lena Peterson, and Marit Åhlén. Financed 1987-1989 by The Swedish Research Council.

Doctoral student supervision

Main advisor for completed dissertation by:


Main advisor för on-going projects:

  • Agnieszka Backman (Uppsala university) "Saknar betydelse för textkritiken". Studier i den fornsvenska samlingshandskriften Fru Elins bok
  • Sonia Steblin-Kamenskaya (Uppsala university) Runamuletter från vikingatid till medeltid
  • Alessandro Palumbo (Uppsala University) Studier i svenska medeltida runformer

Co-advisor for on-going project

  • Alexandra Petrulevich (Uppsala university) Namnanpassning som process: En undersökning av västslaviska ortnamn i Knýtlinga saga

Miscellaneous

Invited guest lecturer or keynote speaker at universities/research institutions abroad:

  • American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis (2013)
  • Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois (2010)
  • Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C (2010)
  • Københavns Universitet (2008)
  • Harvard University (2010)
  • Helsingfors universitet (2006)
  • Lancaster University (2005)
  • Minnesota History Center, St. Paul (2010)
  • Ohio State University, Columbus (1997, 2010)
  • Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C (2010)
  • Università Ca'Foscari, Venezia (2013)
  • Universitetet i Agder (2014)
  • Universitet i Oslo (2010)
  • University College London (1996, 2005, 2011)
  • University of California, Berkeley (1997, 1998, 2010)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (2010)
  • University of Cambridge (2007, 2011)
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1994)
  • University of Melbourne (1997)
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (2010)
  • University of Nottingham (1996)
  • University of Sydney (1997)
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison (1998)

Membership in learned societies

  • Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademien för svensk folkkultur
  • Kungl. Humanistiska Vetenskaps-Samfundet i Uppsala
  • Letterstedtska föreningen 

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