The Subject of History

Department of History | The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology


As a researcher at the Department of History I concentrate on two main subjects. First, the history of Swedish racism and scientific ideas of race and hereditary traits in the 19th and 20th centuries. My Ph.D.-thesis was a study on the often markedly racist policies that Swedish authorities and other socio-political agents developed against Swedish Citizens labelled as 'tattare' in this period ('tattare' was a vague and pejorative term that was often used to designate Swedish Traveller families.

Second, I study contentious political collective actions such as strikes, squatting and violent riots in the 20th and 19th centuries, and I am interested in all kinds of political and social conflicts taking place in the street and other spaces of contention outside Parliament and formal political parties.



Books (1)
Editorships (2)
Articles (12)
Book chapters (10)
Conference contributions (1)
Reports (2)
Reviews (3)
Articles in specialist publications and popular press (1)
Newspaper articles (9)

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Martin Ericsson

Department of History

Contact information

E-mail martin.ericssonhist.luse

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

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