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Sari Nauman


Department of Historical
Visiting address
Renströmsgatan 6
41255 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 200
40530 Göteborg

About Sari Nauman

Born in 1981. PhD in history in 2017 at Gothenburg University. My dissertation, The Force of Words: Political Oaths in Sweden 1520-1718 (Ordens kraft: Politiska eder i Sverige 1520-1718), is published by Nordic Academic Press (Lund). I have previously studied political science, philosophy, national economics, and other subjects.

My main research interest is the early modern political culture, and I am frequently drawn to how historical agents dealt with situations of uncertainty and insecurity. I appreciate working with and developing theory and method, and in my research, I use concepts such as trust/control, private/public, migration, identity, rebellions, and information (secrecy, manipulation, promises, oaths).

Currently, I am working on two projects:

- Hidden Rebellions: Information Control in Sweden, 1680-1720, financed by the Swedish Research Council, 2020-2022. The project investigates how local and central authorities communicated information on violent protests against the royal power, as well as how those involved acted on and reacted to issues of private and public. During 2020 and 2021, I am a guest researcher at the Centre for Privacy Studies, University of Copenhagen, within this project.

- Baltic Hospitality: Receiving Strangers / Providing Security on the Northern European Littoral, ca. 1000-1900, financed by the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies (Östersjöstiftelsen) 2019-2021, with Leif Runefelt, Wojtek Jezierski and Christina Reimann. This project analyses the reception and rejection of strangers in coastal areas, with a focus on security questions. My sub-project studies migratory movements from and within the Swedish realm during the 17th and 18th centuries.