Karolina Wiell

PhD student at Department of Economic History

+4618-471 7315
Visiting address:
Kyrkogårdsgatan 10

Postal address:
Box 513
751 20 UPPSALA

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Tidsmässigt ligger min forskning främst kring sekelskiftet 1900 och behandlar ofta välfärdsstatens vagga lika väl som könsroller. Andra områden jag arbetat med är idrottsrörelsen, bostadsbyggnation samt utbildningshistoria.

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Research Interests

My research is situated primarily in late 19th and early 20th century Sweden. My doctoral thesis, Bad mot Lort och Sjukdom, from 2018 focuses on the changed norm of personal hygiene in Sweden (1880-1949). The specific research question has been: How did the idea of the need for the baths, as well better personal hygiene among the Swedish population, develop? This study contributes to the understanding of personal and societal change in the very beginning of the development of the Swedish welfare state.

Other areas of interest is Sports history, Housing history & History of education.


2018 PhD in Economic History, Uppsala University.
1993- 2001 Undergraduate Education; Geography (Both Human and Physical Geography), Development studies, History and Economic-history at Uppsala University
1994-1995 ERASMUS-student in Human Geography at Leicester University, England

Academic Positions, Appointments and Networks
2009/10 President of the department PhD council (Committee for Graduate education)
2009/10 Member of the department council
2009/12 Elected as a safety representatives at the department.

Have been a member in the following networks: Medicinhistoriskt seminarium, Forum för humanistisk-samhällsvetenskaplig hälsoforskning as well as Idrottshistoriska seminariet.


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