Department of History

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

Person

I am professor in history and working as a teacher and researcher at the Department of History. In my research, I have especially devoted myself to Nordic Catholic cultural history in the 19th and 20th century, and I have participated in several major research project as ´for example ’Religious transitions - individual, community, society’ and ’Churches and European Integration’. I have led the research projects "The female monastic movement in Scandinavia. A female counter-culture in modern society", which was completed in 2004, and ’Christian manliness - a paradox of modernity: Men and religion in a North European context 1840-1940’, which has resulted in several publications. In 2010, I initiated a new research project on ’Anti-Catholicism and anticlericalism in modern society in a transnational perspective. In connection with my research, I have developed several thematic courses on the interplay between politics, religion, gender and society.

Research

About the research

In my doctoral thesis, I studied Swedish-German trade relations around 1900, and I have also analysed the management of suicide in the early modern era. But my research is mainly dealing with the re-establishment of the Catholic Church and Nordic Catholicism Scandinavia in the 19th and 20th century with focus on culture, identity, gender, mmission and conversion. On the basis of mission reports from Catholic priests and members of religious orders and congregations, conversion stories and instructions from the Roman ecclesiastical authorities, I have studied the Catholic mission and conversion, identity constructions and cultural encounters between the Catholic and the Protestant. Until the theological reorientation of the Catholic Church in the 1960s, the Catholic activities aimed at winning converts and to create a Catholic ‘milieu’ with churches, associations, schools, hospitals, periodicals etc. The majority of the Catholic priests and women religious at work in Scandinavia came from Catholic Europe, whereas the Catholic parishes were predominantly made up by Scandinavian converts. In several of my works, I have examined the role played by Catholic sisters in these missionary activities and illustrated that female consecrated life can be seen as an alternative strategy of emancipation. Further, I have studied Catholicism and masculinity, taking my starting point in theories on feminisation, masculinisation and confessionalisation of Christianity.

Publications

Books (9)
Editorships (8)
Articles (14)
Book chapters (38)
Encyclopaedia entries (1)
Conference contributions (5)
Reviews (45)
Newspaper articles (16)
Miscellaneous (1)
Supervision at Lund University (3)

Research portal (Lund University)

Teaching

Other tasks and qualifications

Jag har alltsedan 1990-talet deltagit i respektive lett en rad nationella och internationella forskningsprojekt och nätverkssamarbeten, och jag är en flitig konferensdeltagare och föredragshållare, även i sammanhang utanför universitetet. Under perioden 2005-2013 var jag ordförande i Historiska föreningen i Lund, och jag är medlem i en rad lärda sällskap, bl.a. Vetenskapssocieteten och Karl-Johanförbundet i Uppsala. Jag har suttit med i Vetenskapsrådets beredningsgrupp för historiska vetenskaper, postdok- och omfördelningspanel i flera omgångar och medverkar som granskare också för andra vetenskapsråd och stiftelser i Sverige och Norden.

Jag hade ledningsansvar för organiseringen av Svenska historikermötet i Lund 2008, och jag har organiserat en rad forskarmöten – från sessioner och workshops till internationella konferenser. Under årens lopp har jag haft många sakkunnig- och betygsnämndsuppdrag, och jag har varit fakultetsopponent både i Sverige, Danmark och i Norge. Jag är aktiv som handledare på alla nivåer och har som huvud- respektive biträdande handledare fört flera doktorander till disputation. Vidare är jag medlem i Forskarskolans i Lund ledningsgrupp och samarbetsrådsnämnd.

Jag är huvudhandledare för doktorand Johannes Ljungberg.

Yvonne Maria Werner

Professor
History
Department of History

Contact information

E-mail yvonne_maria.wernerhist.luse

Phone +46 46 222 01 56

Mobile +46 073 24 88 06

Room LUX:A320

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

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