The Subject of History

Department of History | The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology


Joachim Östlund got his PhD in history 2007 and is a teacher and a Associate Professor at the Department of History at Lund University. His research deals with Sweden's relation to the Ottoman Empire and especially its provinces in North Africa. Östlund has done the first modern study on Swedish captives and slaves in North Africa and also discovered that Swedish ships was involved in the trade in African slaves across the Mediterranean. This is presented in the book "Saltets pris: svenska slavar i Nordafrika och handeln i Medelhavet 1650-1770", published by Nordic Academic Press 2014. Currently he works on a project (2012-2016) that continues the exploration of the Swedish consular and maritime presence in the Mediterranean, and with special attention on the Ottoman slave trade and the French invasion of Algiers.



Books (2)
Articles (8)
Book chapters (13)
Conference contributions (9)
Reports (1)
Reviews (13)
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Joachim Östlund

Department of History

Contact information

E-mail joachim.ostlundhist.luse

Phone +46 46 222 79 65

Room LUX:A416

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

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