For the duration of the last three decades I have worked as a textile historian and independent scholar.
The chosen path for my education in textile history is rare and based on a symbiosis of practical textile training within the Swedish Handicraft Association, theoretical work and academic studies primarily in the humanity subjects. Through the years I have completed further theoretical research in European collections, first and foremost in the United Kingdom and the Nordic countries. Added with textile experiments – in the areas of historical weaving, dyeing, needlework, knitting, plaiting and lace – so in the best possible way be able to develop new contexts for questions related to my work.
Since 1990 I work as a Researcher and Editorial Secretary at The IK Foundation – an international, independent learned organisation for promoting Natural & Cultural history. Recently (2014-2020) as one of the participants in the ongoing project The BRIDGE BUILDER EXPEDITIONS – North America, Russia/Kazakhstan & Spitsbergen.
Fellow of The Linnean Society of London (FLS), since 2000.
Married with two children – in their 20s.
Book launches, seminars & conferences (last 10 years, selection of)
– Presentation at the seminar “Johan Peter Falck in Russia, Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan”, Astana, Kazakhstan, 6 June 2017 (Johan Peter Falck’s Textile Observations from 1763 to 1774 – Trade in Fabric, Natural Dyes and Fur).
– Presentation at the two-day conference “Rococo in Scandinavia”, French Embassy Copenhagen, 30-31 May 2017 (Rococo and East India Influences at a Swedish Manor House in 1758).
– Presentation at Centre for Textile Research, Saxo Institute, Copenhagen University, 19 April 2017: of the book TEXTILIA LINNAEANA – Global 18th century Textile Traditions & Trade.
– Book launch at Majgren’s Bookbinders, Copenhagen, 2 March 2017: TEXTILIA LINNAEANA – Global 18th century Textile Traditions & Trade.
– Book launch at Christinehof Manor House, 28 April 2016: Katalog över Högestads & Christinehofs Fideikommiss – Historiska Arkiv, Piperska Handlingar No. 3.
– Seminar – “The Return of the Linnaeus Apostles…” Andrakammaresalen, Riksdagshuset in Stockholm, 22 November 2012. [Participant in the presentation of the complete set of 11 books/8 volumes]
– ”A Global History of Linnaean Science, 1750-1820”. International workshop at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, 12 October 2012.
– Seminar, Whitby Museum, September 2011: “History of Fishing on the North Sea Coast”.
– Seminar, Whitby Museum, March 2009: “Anglo-Saxons on the North-East Coast”.
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