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  • New course on woman thinkers in 17th century Europe

    [18 Mar 2019] The 17th century was a time of new ideas about nature, ethics, art and politics - but it was mostly men's voices that made themselves heard. A new course at the University of Gothenburg shines a light on woman philosophers and writers. "Their writing can feel freer, more entertaining and more rebellious", says historian of ideas Cecilia Rosengren.

  • Spanish newspapers described Lagerlöf as motherly and traditional

    [29 Nov 2018] She was called "grandma" and considered the epitome of "the Scandinavian race". Research from the University of Gothenburg shows how Spanish newspaper described Selma Lagerlöf after she received the Nobel Prize in 1909.

  • Professor Mats Malm new member of the Swedish Academy

    [19 Oct 2018] At its meeting on Thursday, the Swedish Academy decided to appoint Mats Malm, Professor in Comparative Literature at the University of Gothenburg, to become a new member.

  • Humtank Think Tank Awards Swedish Women Online (SWO) Annual Prize

    [13 Sep 2018] Lisbeth Larsson and Maria Sjöberg from the University of Gothenburg have been awarded the 2018 Humtank prize for their development of the Swedish Women Online (SWO) dictionary. SWO is a free online biographical dictionary of historically important Swedish women. It is published in both Swedish and English.

  • New Online Dictionary Brings Attention to Historically Important Swedish Women

    [7 Mar 2018] The Biographical Dictionary of Swedish Women (SKBL), a dictionary of 1 000 Swedish women and their contributions in Swedish society from the Middle Ages to the present, is set to be launched today. And another 1 000 women - at least - will soon be added.

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