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Terese Zachrisson


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

About Terese Zachrisson

I earned my Ph.D. in 2017, with my thesis Mellan fromhet och vidskepelse: Materialitet och religiositet i det efterreformatoriska Sverige (Devotion and Superstition: Religion and Materiality in Post-Reformation Sweden), in which I investigated 17th- and 18th century religious culture and attitudes towards pre-reformation ecclesiastical objects and sacred sites in the landscape.

I am currently working on the project Mapping Lived Religion: Medieval Cults of Saints in Sweden and Finland, funded by the Swedish Research Council. This five-year project will build a comprehensive database of textual and material traces of the cult of saints in collaboration with the National Historical Museums and the Swedish National Heritage Board.

My research interests include religious, social and cultural history of the middle ages and the early modern period.