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Anna Blennow

Senior lecturer

Anna Blennow
Senior lecturer
Latin
anna.blennow@sprak.gu.se
+46 31 786 1769
0705-298321

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
www.sprak.gu.se
spl@sprak.gu.se
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 412 55 Göteborg

About Anna Blennow

Background

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).

Research

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.

Teaching

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

Introduction
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

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2012

Text och objekt – epigrafiska editioner
Anna Holst Blennow
Hunden och lopporna. Uppsatser om editionsfilologi/ redigerad av Karin Hult, Christina Thomsen Thörnqvist och Gunhild Vidén, Stockholm, Svenska Vitterhetssamfundet, Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book

Inscriptions and graffiti in San Lorenzo in Lucina
Anna Holst Blennow
San Lorenzo in Lucina – the transformations of a Roman quarter, ed. Olof Brandt (Acta Instituti Romani Regni Sueciae, series in 4°, 61), 2012, Stockholm, Svenska institutet i Rom , Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book

2011

Åskådning och realia. Latin och klassisk arkeologi i Sverige kring sekelskiftet 1900.
Anna Holst Blennow
Språket i historien, historien i språket. En vänbok till Bo Lindberg. Arachne nr. 22., Magazine article 2011
Magazine article

2009

Medieval Christian invocation inscriptions on sword blades
Anna Holst Blennow, Thomas Gregor Wagner, John Worley, Gunilla Beckholmen
Waffen und Kostümkunde, Journal article 2009
Journal article

Svensk Romlängtan. Vilhelm Lundström och den första svenska Romkursen 1909
Anna Holst Blennow, Frederick Whitling
Romhorisont, Magazine article 2009
Magazine article

På jakt efter de latinska inskrifterna
Anna Holst Blennow
Romhorisont, Magazine article 2009
Magazine article

2008

The graffiti in the cryptoporticus of the Horti Sallustiani in the area of the Embassy of the United States of America at Rome
Anna Holst Blennow
Unexpected voices. The graffiti in the cryptoporticus of the Horti Sallustiani, and papers from a conference on graffiti at the Swedish Institute in Rome, 7 March 2003, edited by O. Brandt., Journal article 2008
Journal article

2007

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