Astrid von Rosen

Senior Lecturer

Visiting address
Renströmsgatan 6
41255 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 200
40530 Göteborg

About Astrid von Rosen

I am associate professor (docent) at the Department of Cultural Sciences, University of Gothenburg. I am also one of the research coordinators at the joint Centre for Critical Heritage Studies, at University of Gothenburg and University College London. My areas of research are scenography studies and cross-disciplinary performing arts studies. Since the 1960s scenography studies have been part of Swedish art history. My doctoral dissertation from 2010 explors the life and work of poioneering scenographer Knut Ström, both in Germany and Sweden. Currently I leed the Swedish reserach council funded cross-disciplinary research project Expansion and diversity: Digital mapping and analysis of independent performing arts in Gothenburg 1965-2000.

Some of my latest publications are:

Editorial: “Why scenography and Art History?”, i Journal of Art History / Konsthistorisk tidskrift, med temat Scenography and Art History. Volume 90, issue 2, 65-71, 2021. Open access:

Co-written with Viveka Kjellmer. Introduction: “Re-imagining Scenography in Relation to Art History”, Scenography and Art History: Performance Design and Visual Culture, London: Bloomsbury, 1-12. I am first author of the Introduction, and we both edited the anthology.

“Scenographing Resistance: Remembering Ride This Night”, Nordic Theatre Studies, special issue Memory Wars. Vol. 31, No. 2. 73-88, 2020.

Co-written with Eszter Szalczer. “Scenographic Dialogues: Staging Carl Grabow’s 1907 Designs for A Dream Play [Part 1]”. Dokumenterat 51, 4–42, 2020. Part 1: Open access:

Welcome to my researcher blog on scenography: