Terese Zachrisson


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

About Terese Zachrisson

My research revolves around religious practices and worldviews in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern era, and I am especially interested in aspects related to materiality and spatiality. Two examples of phenomena that I have dealt with extensively in my research are traditions related to holy wells, and the Post-Reformation use of medieval saints' sculptures.

I earned my Ph.D. in 2017, with the thesis Mellan fromhet och vidskepelse: Materialitet och religiositet i det efterreformatoriska Sverige (Devotion and Superstition: Religion and Materiality in Post-Reformation Sweden). Since 2019 I am working in a digital history project funded by the Swedish Research Council. In this project, we are mapping and analysing saints' cults in the medieval Swedish ecclesiastical province, and building an online resource called Mapping Saints. You can find more information about the project here and in our research blog.

Since 2020 I teach medieval and early modern history at the Department of Historical Studies and in 2023 I am substituting as study counsellor.