Department of Scandinavian Languages

Participants

Jonathan Adams

Jonathan Adams is project coordinator for “The Norse Perception of the World” and researcher and docent in the Department of Scandinavian Languages at Uppsala University. His research focuses on medieval East Norse philology, Birgittine literature, and the portrayal of Jews and Muslims in Old Danish and Old Swedish texts. Recent books include: Revealing the Secrets of the Jews (De Gruyter, 2017) and Fear and Loathing in the North (De Gruyter, 2015) both co-edited with C. Heß; Østnordisk filologi (UJDS, 2015); The Revelations of St Birgitta (Brill, 2015); Faroese: A Language Course for Beginners (Stiðin, 2014), with H. Petersen; The Jewish-Christian Encounter in Medieval Preaching (Routledge, 2014), co-edited with J. Hanska; and Displaced Texts (Svenska fornskriftsällskapet, 2008). He is co-editor of the journal Medieval Sermon Studies with R. Lützelschwab.

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Agnieszka Backman

Agnieszka Backman defended her PhD thesis in April 2017 on the materiality of the Old Swedish multi-text manuscript, Holm. D 3. Her research interests are Old Swedish philology, language history, manuscript studies, material culture, and Digital Humanities.

As a PhD student she was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University in the spring of 2014. In 2017 she attended the Linked Data workshop at the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School.

She also manages the project’s social media presence.

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Alexandra Petrulevich

Alexandra Petrulevich is a researcher at Uppsala University and a place-name expert on the team of the Norse Perception of the World project. She defended her PhD thesis in May 2016 on Wendish place names and place-name variants in Knýtlinga saga. Alexandra has developed a theoretical framework that will underpin the data processing in the project, for the study of place names in medieval texts and post-medieval copies from a philological perspective. Her main research interests include onomastics, Old West and East Norse philology, language history, manuscript studies, and Digital Humanities, especially Spatial Humanities involving GIS. Together with Agnieszka Backman she is involved with the project’s work with social media. Alexandra is a coordinator of the GIS for Language Study network project (2017–2019) at the Faculty of Languages, Uppsala University.

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Simon Skovgaard Boeck

Simon Skovgaard Boeck has a PhD in Nordic Philology from the University of Copenhagen (2009). His research interests cover a wide range of fields: dictionaries, onomastics, proverbs, Old Danish language, medieval medical, legal and religious texts, palaeography and codicology. He has published articles on sixteenth-century Danish vocabularies, on word formation, on place names in a seventeenth-century dictionary, and on a medieval bookbinding as well as a vast number of scholarly editions of Old Danish texts. He is member of the Society for Danish Language and Literature, treasurer for Universitets-Jubilæets danske Samfund, and editor of the periodical Danske Studier.

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