Contact

 Karin Sennefelt

karin.sennefelt@hist.uu.se

Department of History, Uppsala University
Box 628
751 26 Uppsala

 

Seeing and enacting social order: cultures of difference in early modern Sweden

 The project Seeing and enacting social order: cultures of difference in early modern Sweden seeks to explore the cultural history of early modern social differentiation. It focuses on what social order looked like, how it was performed and how the Swedish ’society of estates’ worked in the everyday. In so doing, it places the Swedish case within a wider context of early modern visualisation of difference, with a view to chart change over time.

The projects charts four major areas which highlight how social order was cross-cut with other categories of difference such as age, kinship, gender, honour and ethnicity: the use and discourse about colour, the social ordering of place in an urban setting, the vocabulary of social status, and how appearances intersected with the social imaginary. The project also brings together multidisciplinary senior and junior scholarship, teaching, museum and international partners.

The project is funded by Riksbankens jubileumsfond, the Department of History and the Faculty of Arts at Uppsala University.

 

 

Foto: Peter Segemark, © Nordiska museet

 

 

Foto: © Nordiska museet