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Funding for research on archives and history

CCHS colleague Maria Cavallin-Aijmer is part of the new research project on archival studies funded by The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet).

The project entitled “Historians and Archives: The history discipline and archival theory in Sweden, 1880–2020”, aims to gain deeper understanding of the relations between the academic disciplines of history and archival science.

We will look into what role archives had for the professional identities and strategies of academic historians over time. Our project will also study the opposite - to what extent and how academic research have been a major concern for archival science, says Maria Cavallin-Aijmer.

The project spans over two disciplines: history and archival science and PI for the project is Samuel Edquist (professor in history, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Mittuniversitetet). The other two participants in the project are Maria Cavallin-Aijmer (historian and coordinator CCHS/Archives cluster, University of Gothenburg), and Emma Pihl Skoog (senior lecturer in archival science, Södertörn university).