Till startsida
To content Read more about how we use cookies on gu.se

Anna Blennow

Senior lecturer

Anna Blennow
Senior lecturer
+46 31 786 1769

Room number: D439
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 41256 Göteborg

Department of Languages & Literatures (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 412 55 Göteborg

About Anna Blennow


I completed my PhD at the University of Gothenburg in 2006 after successfully presenting my doctoral thesis on Medieval Latin epigraphy. From 2008 to 2013, I worked at the Department as a postdoctoral fellow (funded by the Swedish Research Council). In 2014 I hold a temporary position as a senior lecturer in Latin. I also have a Master’s of Fine Arts in graphic design (School of Design and Crafts, University of Gothenburg, 2004).


My project as a postdoctoral fellow in Latin focused on a scientific edition of Sweden's Medieval Latin inscriptions from the 1100s to around 1250. They are the oldest texts in the Latin alphabet in Sweden that we have preserved in their original form, and they are often still found in their original places in churches, for example on baptismal fonts and tombstones. Some of them have also been moved to museums. Västergötland and Skåne are the Swedish provinces where most of the inscriptions of this kind are preserved, which indicates the presence of a well-developed Latin literate culture in these areas in the High Middle Ages. There are also several instances of inscriptions where both the runic and the Latin alphabet are used, which shows that both lettering systems were in parallel use for some time. The project will be published in 2015.

From 2010 to 2012, I led the international network INSCRIPTA for research on Latin epigraphy (funded by the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond).

From 2013 to 2015, I am leading an interdisciplinary international project on the history of the guidebook with a focus on the city of Rome. The project has participants from Sweden, Norway, Italy and the UK and is based at the Swedish Institute in Rome. The aim of the project is to explore the emergence and development of the guidebook and whether it can be considered a separate genre, and if so what characterises it. My subprojects concern medieval guide texts on Rome and how there is a connection between epigraphic inscriptions and guidebooks in that inscriptions are used as historic sources in the production of guidebooks, although an inscription can also serve as a guidebook in its own right.

I’m also involved in a project concerning Gothenburg's first professor of Latin, Vilhelm Lundström, and the study trip to Rome that he led in 1909, which eventually led to the establishment of the Swedish Institute in Rome in the 1920s.


I teach at all levels within the subject area of Latin, and also in other courses offered at and outside the Faculty. I have developed, and am in charge of, the course in Latin epigraphy (LAT202, 7.5 higher education credits) offered every other year at the Swedish Institute in Rome in cooperation with the University of Gothenburg.


Latest publications

"Instability and Permanence in Ceremonial Epigraphy – The Example of Anna Perenna"
Anna Blennow
Uncovering Anna Perenna. A focused study of Roman myth and Culture, eds. Gwynaeth McIntyre and Sarah McCallum, London ; New York, Bloomsbury Academic, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Rome and the Guidebook Tradition : From the Middle Ages to the 20th Century
Anna Blennow, Stefano Fogelberg Rota
Berlin, Walter de Gruyter, Edited book 2019
Edited book

Wanderers and Wonders. The Medieval Guidebooks to Rome
Anna Blennow
Rome and the Guidebook Tradition from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century / Anna Blennow, Stefano Fogelberg Rota (Eds.), Berlin, Walter de Gruyter, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Anna Blennow, Stefano Fogelberg Rota
Rome and the Guidebook Tradition from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century / Anna Blennow, Stefano Fogelberg Rota (Eds.), Berlin, Walter de Gruyter, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Svenskt Näringsliv vore ingenting utan humaniora
Anna Blennow
Sydsvenska Dagbladet, Newspaper article 2018
Newspaper article

Showing 41 - 50 of 63


Roma antiqua et moderna: The guidebook as a genre through the centuries
Anna Blennow, S. F. Rota, F. Whitling
Scandia: Tidsskrift för historisk forskning, Journal article 2015
Journal article

Roma antiqua et moderna. Guideboken som genre genom seklerna
Anna Blennow
Scandia : tidskrift för historisk forskning, Journal article 2015
Journal article

”Vår svenske romare”. Vilhelm Lundström och filologins platser
Anna Blennow
Klassisk filologi i Sverige : reflexioner, riktningar, översättningar, öden / redaktörer: Eric Cullhed & Bo Lindberg, Stockholm, Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademin, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book


Eadem victrix victaque Roma. Roms ruiner som dubbeltydig symbol från medeltidspoesi till renässansguideböcker
Anna Blennow
E. Andersson, E. Kihlman & M. Plaza (edd.), Latinet i tiden. En festskrift till Hans Aili (Studia Latina Stockholmiensia 60), Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Filologer och ruiner. Vilhelm Lundström och Johan Bergman och deras kursverksamhet i Rom i början av 1900-talet
Anna Blennow
Svensk antikforskning vid Medelhavet. Gustaf VI Adolf och fältarkeologi i historiskt perspektiv. Whitling, Frederick (red.). (KVHAA Konferenser 87) , Conference paper 2014
Conference paper

Sprachgeschichtliche und paläographische Aspekte in Weiheinschriften römischer Kirchen zwischen 1046 und 1263
Anna Blennow
Archiv für Diplomatik, Schriftgeschichte, Siegel- und Wappenkunde, Journal article 2014
Journal article

Déjà-vu med Dionysos - ett syriskt tempel på Gianicolo
Anna Blennow
Romhorisont, Magazine article 2014
Magazine article


Showing 41 - 50 of 63

Page Manager: Annika Andersson|Last update: 1/18/2017

The University of Gothenburg uses cookies to provide you with the best possible user experience. By continuing on this website, you approve of our use of cookies.  What are cookies?

Denna text är utskriven från följande webbsida:
Utskriftsdatum: 2020-08-11