Alexandra Petrulevich

researcher at Department of Scandinavian Languages

Email:
alexandra.petrulevich[AT-sign]nordiska.uu.se
Telephone:
+4618-471 3422
Visiting address:
Engelska parken, Thunbergsv 3 L
Postal address:
Box 527
751 20 UPPSALA

Short presentation

PhD in Scandinavian languages, researcher

Keywords: digital humanities manuscripts language contact onomastics east norse old norse language history qgis gis for language study scandinavian languages medieval literature norse perception of the world spatial humanities spatiality

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My courses

Biography

Appointments

3/2017– Researcher in a digital humanities infrastructure project Norse perception of the world: A mapping and analysis of foreign place names in medieval Swedish and Danish texts, Department of Scandinavian languages, Uppsala university

Responsibilities:

  • Project leader for a network project within spatial humanities, GIS for language study (LanGIS)
  • Responsible for communication and cooperation with the Uppsala University's IT Department
  • Responsible for design input for a database and a website for external users
  • Responsible for excerpting location based data from medieval Old Swedish manuscripts
  • Responsible for social media

11/2017–1/2018 Part-time lecturer, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Stockholm University

8/2016–2/2017 Lecturer, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Stockholm University

8–10/2016 Part-time lecturer, Department of Scandinavian languages, Department of linguistics and philology, Uppsala University

1/2011–5/2016 PhD position, Department of Scandinavian languages, Uppsala university

International work experience

Qualifications

Commisions of trust

Departmental service

Research

Ongoing projects

GIS for language study (LanGIS), Faculty of Languages, Uppsala University, a two year network initiative within spatial humanities (2017–2019). As a project leader I have main responsibility for:

  • planning and carrying out of the network's activities
  • project's economy and administration
  • communication between the network's members and other actors at Uppsala University and other universities

Norse perception of the world: A mapping and analysis of foreign place names in medieval Swedish and Danish texts, Department of Scandinavian languages, Uppsala university, a three year digital humanities infrastructure project (2017–2020).
Project leader: Jonathan Adams
Other project members: Agnieszka Backman, Simon Skovgaard Boeck

Responsibilities:

  • Project leader for a network project within spatial humanities, GIS for language study (LanGIS)
  • Responsible for communication cooperation with the Uppsala University's IT Department
  • Responsible for design input for a database and a website for external users
  • Responsible for excerpting location based data from medieval Old Swedish manuscripts
  • Responsible for social media

Research interests

  • Digital humanities in general and spatial humanities in particular
  • Spatiality in Scandinavian Viking Age and medieval material
  • Development of name politics in Sweden (at the time of the Swedish Empire and later)
  • History of Scandinavian and Germanic languages and language change through language contact
  • Onomastics (name research), especially contact onomastics, name replication and name adaptation
  • Scandinavian philology and Old Icelandic sagas
  • Runology

Publications

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