This field is the department’s youngest, having brought together a number of younger researchers with special competences within areas such as music, fashion, film studies, art and history. The area is characterized by cross-disciplinary dialogue and the associated researchers’ shared enthusiasm for interdisciplinary studies. The field can be separated into three intertwined orientations: popular culture, history as popular culture, and the history of popular culture.

Ongoing projects include: undergraduate courses; workshops; a textbook on popular music and history; work on two anthologies – one on popular heroes and national identity, the other on Nazi Germany and the Holocaust in Swedish popular culture; and the re-launching of KulturZon, a journal for the study of popular culture.

 

Current Research

Therése Andersson, PhD, Cinema Studies, Research project: Velcro, Button and Zip: Power and Materiality During Styling and Dressing.

Johan Bergman, PhD, History, Thesis: Cultural Folk or Folk Culture: 1968, Democracy and Cultural Workers.
Editor: Sign o' the Times: An Introduction to Popular Music as History.

Mikael Byström, PhD, History, Editor: Sign o' the Times: An Introduction to Popular Music as History.

Nikolas Glover, PhD-student, History, Editor: Sign o' the Times: An Introduction to Popular Music as History.

Robert Nilsson, PhD-student, FoKult: The Research School of Studies in Cultural History, Thesis: The Great Miners' Strike: The Making of a Historical Event.

Bo Persson, PhD, History, Research project: Politics and Popular Music in the German States During the Cold War.

Lovisa af Petersens, PhD, History, Research project: Visualisation of Military Power in the Baltic Sea Region 1919–1939.

Dr. Tanja Schult, Art History: Research project: Nazi-Germany, the Second World War and the Holocaust in Swedish Art.

David Tjeder, PhD, History, Research project: Homosocial Critiques of Men's Feminism and the Reproduction of Men's Domination, 1600-1921.