The Subject of History

Department of History | The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology


I began my career at Umeå University where I recieved my doctoral degree in 1994. Since then I have had a research focus on early modern women´s and gender history, LGBT-history, and lately, the history of diplomacy. In 2009 I became professor of history at Umeå University. 2014 I moved to Lund University and became a senior lecturer (associate professor) at the Department of History. At present I study servants in 17th century aristocratic households.

My teaching has been closely related to my research. I have mainly taught early modern world history, LGBT-history and courses in methodology and theory.

As a director of studies I have been in charge of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs.


Present projects


Books (3)
Editorships (3)
Articles (3)
Book chapters (11)
Prefaces (1)
Encyclopaedia entries (5)
Reviews (5)
Miscellaneous (1)

Research portal (Lund University)



  • Member, Grundutbildningsnämnden, Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology


Teaching spring 2020

Other tasks and qualifications

  • Head of division (history) at the department of history, Lund university
  • Series editor "Gendering the Late Medieval and Early Modern World" which is published by Amsterdam University Press (together with James Daybell, Plymouth University, Merry Wiesner Hanks, University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee) and Victoria Burke, University of Ottawa).
  • Member of advisory board for the ERC-project "The European Fiscal-Military system 1530-1870" led by prof Peter Wilson (University of Oxford).
  • Editor for Scandia

Svante Norrhem

Senior Lecturer
Department of History

Contact information

E-mail svante.norrhemhist.luse

Phone +46 46 222 41 92

Room LUX:A311

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 30