Alexander Engström

doctoral/PhD student at Department of History

Email:
alexander.engstrom[AT-sign]hist.uu.se
Telephone:
+4618-471 2085
Visiting address:
Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3 A

Postal address:
Box 628
751 26 UPPSALA

Short presentation

My research focus on the staging and performance of nobility in the burial culture in the middle of seventeenth century Sweden. Central to this research are how cultural and social mechanisms were engaged to conceptualize and understand nobility as well as the social order of early modern society.

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Biography

The issues which I am primarily interested in within history is how the nobility through ceremonies, material culture and language (re)created notions of an aristocratic and noble collective identity.
Right now, I focus on how this identity was created in noble burial culture. But beyond this form of expressed identity I am also intrested in how this came about during more social occasions and through differnet categories of material culture.

"Dance of Death - Staging and performing in noble burial culture in seventeenth century Sweden" at the conference Death, Dignity and Decorum. Uppsala University (2014)

"Dance of Death - Staging and performing in noble burial culture in seventeenth century Sweden" at the conference Practices and performances – between Materiality and Morality. Sigtuna (2014)

Master of Arts, Uppsala University. Major in history. Master thesis: Bacchus and social order. Noble drinking culture and the making of identity in early modern Sweden (60CP)

Bachelor of Arts, Linköping University. Major in history. Bachelor thesis: Från koja till slott. En identitetsstudie av en barockaristokrati under stormaktstidens Sverige.) (7,5 CP). Also published in Socialhistoria i Linköping (2010) nr 25

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