University of Gothenburg

The Early Modern Seminar

The Early Modern Seminar is an interdisciplinary and faculty-wide forum for researchers who in varying ways study the period from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, yet welcomes the participation of all those who share an interest in the time period which has come to be called "early modern" (c. 1400–1800).

The seminar aims to promote and reinforce research into earlier periods at the Humanities Faculty, initiate and support new research projects and teaching programs, as well as develop research contacts with other educational institutions and early modern research networks in Sweden and abroad.



The Early Modern Seminar is run from the Department of Literature, History of Ideas and Religion, but its activities are financed by, in addition to that department, the Department of Historical Studies, the Department of Swedish, the Department of Cultural Sciences and the Department of Languages and Literatures.

The planning of activities is carried out by an interdisciplinary and faculty-wide working group.

The working group is made up of the following people:

Matilda Amundsen Bergström (Researcher in Comparative Literature)

Per Sivefors (Associate Professor of English, Linnaeus University)

Cecilia Rosengren (Senior Lecturer in History of Ideas)

Alexandra Herlitz (Senior Lecturer in Art History and Visual Studies)

Johanna Johannsdottir Damaris (PhD Student in History of Ideas)

Sari Nauman (Researcher in History)

Ideas and suggestions are very welcome! Get directly in contact with us, or send an email to