Elena Dahlberg

Researcher at Department of Linguistics and Philology

+4618-471 7679
Visiting address:
Engelska parken
Thunbergsvägen 3H

Postal address:
Box 635
751 26 UPPSALA

Short presentation

My primary research interests lie in the field of neo-Latin literature. In my current project I am studying Latin poetry that was written to justify the Swedish state-building programme between 1550-1650. The project is funded by (1) The Swedish Research Council, (2) the Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University, and (3) The Sweden-America Foundation.

Keywords: classical studies renaissance literature humanism

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  • 2015: Ph.D. (Latin), Uppsala University.
  • 2010: Licentiate Degree (Latin), Uppsala University.
  • 2002: B.A. (Latin), Stockholm University.
  • 1999: B.A. (Classical philology, Russian studies & teaching qualification), St. Petersburg State University, Russia.


  • 2015- : Postdoctoral researcher at Uppsala University & Visiting research fellow at The University of Calgary (2017-2018).
  • 2012-2016: Researcher at Södertörn University Library, cataloguing of early modern dissertations in the national database LIBRIS (funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond).


  • 2020 Fall: 1) Late Republican Prose, Level A (Uppsala University); 2) Latin Syntax & Stylistics, Level C (translation into Latin) (Uppsala Univ.)
  • 2020 Spring: 1) Latin Syntax, Level B (Uppsala University); 2) Prose literature from the Augustan Period, Level B (Uppsala University)
  • 2019 Fall: 1) Augustan Poetry, Level C: 2) Elementary Latin (Uppsala University)
  • 2018 Fall: 1) Elementary Latin; 2) Late Republican Prose, Level A (Uppsala University)
  • 2016 Fall: Late Republican Prose, Level A (Uppsala University)
  • 2015 Fall: Late Republican Prose, Level A (Uppsala University)
  • 2012 Fall: One class in Medieval Latin, Level C (Uppsala University)
  • 2009 Fall: 1) Series of workshops in elementary linguistics; 2) Elementary Latin (Uppsala University)
  • 2002-2006: TA at different levels, from elementary Latin to Augustan poetry (Stockholm University)

My research interests include Neo-Latin literature, the ideological uses and applications of poetry, the history of early modern academia, early modern dissertations, early modern state-building, the Reformation, the reception of antiquity in Sweden, the reception of Jean-Jacques Rousseau in Sweden.

In 2018, I was awarded a research grant to conduct two concurrent projects on (1) early modern antiquarianism, and (2) the reception of the late antique poet Claudian. Both projects are funded by The Åke Wiberg Foundation and are scheduled from January 2020 through December 2022.

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Elena Dahlberg