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Sari Nauman

Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS.
Associate Professor of History, University of Gothenburg

Sari Nauman is an early modern historian with a background in political science and philosophy.  
Nauman completed her Ph.D. in 2017 at the University of Gothenburg, where she was promoted to
Docent (Associate Professor) in 2021. In between, she has held research positions at the Centre for
Privacy Studies at the University of Copenhagen, the University of Gothenburg, and Södertörn Uni-

Transdisciplinarity infuses Nauman’s work, as she combines historical sources with theories from
the social sciences, often in a transhistorical perspective. Her research employs concepts such as trust,
security, and hospitality to analyze how communities and individuals handled situations of intense un-
certainty. As Pro Futura Fellow, she steps into the field of refugee studies with the project 'Outsiders
Within: Internally Displaced Persons in Early Modern Europe'. The project critically assesses available
analytical terms for translating early modern refugeedom into present-day understanding. It additionally
benefits from Nauman’s position as PI of ‘Humanitarian Great Power? The Local Reception of Refugees
in Sweden, 1700–1730,’ funded by the Swedish Research Council.

Her output includes the award-winning monograph Ordens kraft: Politiska eder i Sverige, 1520–1718
[The Force of Words: Political Oaths in Sweden, 1520–1718] (Nordic Academic Press 2017, recipient
of the 2018 Clio Award and the 2017 Per Nyström’s Award for Historical Research), the edited volumes
Baltic Hospitality from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century: Receiving Strangers in Northeastern
(Palgrave 2022, with Wojtek Jezierski, Christina Reimann, Leif Runefelt), and Private/Public
in 18th-Century Scandinavia
(Bloomsbury 2021, with Helle Vogt), as well as multiple articles and chapters
in a wide range of publications.

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2023-24.