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Martin Andersson

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Martin Andersson
Doctoral Student
Alfred Nobels allé 7
Södertörns Högskola
Phone: +46 8 608 5159
F 916 F-huset

Born in Eskilstuna, Sweden, in 1988. Doctoral candidate here at the department of History and Contemporary Studies at Södertörn University since 2013, and also a member of the National Graduate School of History (Lund University).


I study geographical and social mobility in Sweden during the early 17th century in my demographic and social historical research. The starting point of my studies is the importance of migration for different relations of production, and especially how they are articulated in my main source material, taxation records which through their age and extent constitute a unique source for the migration historian, even from an international perspective.

Exemples of questions that I treat in my research are what enabled or halted peoples movements, where was the work force of manors and castles recruited, where did the neverending influxes of migrants to the urban centers come from, how did the feudal landowning regime influence the rural migration patterns, how did people move back and forth crossing the early modern state boundaries, and why did so many people run away from their homes during the early 1600s?

I have previously taught inter al. the courses "Economical Powerrelations: Work-division and Nature Resources", a part of the new course History A with a gender and intercultural perspective, quantitative methods for Archival Science C, as well as a part of the course Population, Culture and Environment.

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