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Department of History | The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology

Person

Bolette Frydendahl Larsen is a PhD fellow in The National Research School of History, at Lund University, Sweden. She holds a Master in history and communication from Roskilde University, Denmark.

Her research interests are the history of psychiatry, the history of sexuality, the history of childhood and youth, power/knowledge regimes and biopolitics. She is inspired by feminist, queer and postcolonial theories and the ’new cultural history’.

She currently teaches the course ”Gender, Social Change, and Modernity in Sweden/Scandinavia”, at the Department of Gender Studies, Lund University.

Research

About the research

Bolette Frydendahl Larsen is a PhD fellow in history at Lund University, Sweden. Her PhD-project is an investigation of psychiatric knowledge and institutional practices at Danish reform schools for girls during the 20th century. She investigates how psychiatric diagnosis and practices were increasingly mobilized to explain the problem of so-called ’difficult young girls’ during the 20th century and how diagnoses such as moron and psychopathy were mobilized to draw boundaries between categories of 'abnormal’ young girls. A key part of the project is to investigate the shifting meanings, functions and effects of the diagnosis ”psychopathy” at an institutional and individual level.

 

Her research interests are the history of psychiatry, the history of sexuality, the history of gender, power/knowledge regimes and biopolitics. She is inspired by feminist and queer theories and the new cultural history. 

Publications

Editorships (1)
Articles (2)
Book chapters (3)
Reviews (3)
Articles in specialist publications and popular press (1)
Newspaper articles (1)

Research portal (Lund University)

Other tasks and qualifications

Grants

2013 Social Science History Association Tilly Graduate Student Travel Award, Chicago: ”Most promising abstract”, William C. Block, Executive Director, Social Science History Association.

Conference presentations

Paper: Education as regulation of emotions
Chair of session: Gender and emotional norms
Eleventh Nordic women and gender history meeting
Stockholm University, August 21st, 2015

Paper: Psychopathy as a travelling concept
Psychopathological Fringes: Historical and Social Science Perspectives on Category Work in Psychiatry
Charité, Institute for the History of Medicine and Ethics in Medicine, Berlin

Paper: The Invention of ’the Psychopath Girl’
Dansk Historikermøde
University of Southern Denmark, August 29th, 2014

Paper: The Invention of ’the Psychopath Girl’
Historical Perspectives on 'Antisocial personality disorder' and 'moral insanity', Centre for the History of the Emotions, Queen Mary University of London and Psychosocial Studies, University of East London, May 12th, 2014

Paper: The Invention of ’the Psychopath Girl’
Conference: 38th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association Chicago, IL, November 21-24, 2013

Paper: Intimate relationships among women registered as ’public harlots’ in 19th Century Copenhagen
Conference: Intimate Lives, Kolding, University of Southern Denmark, March 10th, 2012.

Paper: Intimate relations among ’public harlots’ in 19th century Copenhagen
Conference: The Politics of Location Revisited: 8th European Feminist Research Conference, Budapest, Hungary, May 17-20, 2012.

Chair and discussant in the panel: Belief in community, hope of community and love for community: Feminist research horizons and social change
Annual Conference in the Danish Association for Gender Studies, Roskilde University, Denmark, May 11, 2012

Paper: The Dangerous Female Bodies 1874-1906, Annual Conference in the Danish Association for Gender Studies, University of Southern Denmark, 24th of april, 2010.

Teaching
Gender, Social Change, and Modernity in Sweden/Scandinavia, Department of Gender Studies, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Lund University.

The History of Childhood, Spring 2013, Department of History, Lund University.

Second reader and discussant, MA thesis, Nina Wegener, Spring 2013, Center for Gender Studies, Umeå University (Supervised by Linda Berg).

Guest teacher as city guide in Copenhagen, ”Conflicts and confrontations in Nørrebro, Copenhagen 1950-2008”, Course: History and cultural analysis by Johan Lundin, Malmö University, Spring and fall 2013, Spring 2015.

Guest teacher as city guide in Copenhagen: ”Queer- and herstories: Copenhagen from the margins 1750-2000”, as part of the course ”Space-making, queer spaces” by mycket.org, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Fall 2013.

Bolette Frydendahl Larsen

Doctoral Student
National Graduate School of History
Department of History

Contact information

E-mail bolette.frydendahl_larsenhist.luse

Room LUX:A421

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

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