Anders Simonsen

Education Officer

Visiting address
Läroverksgatan 15
41120 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 300
40530 Göteborg

About Anders Simonsen

Born in 1966. Educated at the University of Gothenburg. Defended my PhD in history in 2001 with the thesis 'Bland hederligt folk. Organiserat sällskapsliv och borgerlig formering i Göteborg 1755-1820' (Among honest people. Organized social life and the bourgeois formation in Gothenburg: 1755-1820). Here I investigated to what extent and in what ways the 18th century and early 19th century societies, clubs and groups contributed to the formation of a bourgeoisie in Gothenburg.

My scientific interest has remained focused primarily on social and cultural conditions in the 18th century. In 2006 I was involved in Andreas Önnerfors (ed.) 'Mystiskt brödraskap - mäktigt nätverk. Studier i det svenska 1700-talsfrimureriet' (Mystical Brotherhood - powerful networks. Studies in the Swedish 18th century freemasonry), where I presented possible social-historical approaches to the Freemasons General Matrikel.