Scandia : Tidskrift för historisk forskning 2018-12-17T15:54:50+01:00 Svante Norrhem Open Journal Systems <p>Scandia är en historievetenskaplig tidskrift som behandlar centrala teman i nordisk historieforskning. Tyngdpunkten ligger på nordisk och övrig europeisk historia samt på historisk teori/metod och historiografi. Tidskriften utkommer två gånger om året. Scandia klassificeras som en nivå 1-tidskrift enligt <a href=";bibsys=false" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Norska listan.</a></p> "Alléen i Pyrmont er et aristokratisk tableau" 2018-12-17T15:09:25+01:00 Kristine Dyrmann <p>Going to the spa was a popular activity amongst the Scandinavian eighteenth-<br>century élite. This article examines the activities and agency of Charlotte<br>Schimmelmann, a Danish noblewoman and politician’s wife, who visited<br>the spa at Bad Pyrmont no less than six times in her life.<br>I argue that Charlotte Schimmelmann distinguished herself as part of<br>the spa’s exclusive beau monde by undergoing a special treatment, prescribed<br>by Pyrmont’s famous Doctor Marcard. This included staying in a fitting<br>guesthouse, also inhabited by an Austrian diplomat, by participating in the<br>spa’s rituals of joining the dejeuner, bathing, taking the waters, and going<br>on walks, in addition to shopping for clothes and even a plot of American<br>land on Pyrmont’s famous shopping avenue.<br>Moreover, I argue that these activities enabled Charlotte Schimmelmann<br>to meet with and create a network of contacts, consisting of diplomats,<br>ministers, and royalty, both male and female, from all over Europe. This<br>network is explored in further detail by exploring the example of Mr. and<br>Mrs. Schlanbusch, a diplomatic couple, whom Charlotte Schimmelmann<br>helped achieve a posting in the Danish administration in 1789–1790.<br>Finally, Charlotte Schimmelmann’s role as an informal diplomatic agent<br>and advisor is at the center of the article’s concluding analysis of the visit<br>by Danish Crown Prince Frederik to Bad Pyrmont in 1792. I argue that the<br>information gathered by Charlotte on the opinions of foreign diplomats<br>regarding the Danish reign, as well as her dining with the Crown Prince<br>and the Duchess of Mecklenburg and her plans to bring back a school<br>book to Denmark from Hanover, may be interpreted as acts of informal<br>diplomacy.</p> 2018-12-17T00:00:00+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Livsmedelsförsörjning och näingsstandard på Västerås slott 1517-1520 2018-12-17T15:32:12+01:00 Dag Retsö <p>This article is an analysis of a recently discovered register book in the Danish<br>National Archives (Rigsarkivet) containing continuous weekly data on the<br>production and consumption of a range of foodstuffs at the Västerås castle<br>in Sweden between 1517 and 1520, covering a total of 171 weeks. The data<br>are analyzed in terms of consumption per capita in weight and calories<br>and total values, as well as real values in silver for each foodstuff category.<br>The result shows that the daily caloric intake per capita amounted to 3 753,<br>which is a quite high figure and quite typical for the late Middle Ages,<br>with a great emphasis on bread and a reasonably high proportion of meat<br>and dairy products (butter). These figures fit quite well into the picture of<br>a relatively high late medieval caloric intake, which research has identified<br>in Europe in the wake of the demographic crisis of the Black Death in the<br>1300s, particularly for Sweden. Still, the consumption pattern at Västerås exhibits the beginning of a declining role for malt-rich beer and meat and<br>butter, thus representing a comparably less expensive food budget. In this,<br>it foreshadows the late 16th-century pattern, signaling the approaching<br>end of the effects of the post-plague era and the relatively high nutritional<br>standard of living having prevailed since the mid-1300s.</p> 2018-12-17T15:14:03+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Att reglera ungdomars rörelser i staden 2018-12-17T15:18:21+01:00 Martin Ericsson Andrés Brink Pinto <p>In the early post-war decades, several violent confrontations took place<br>between young people and police in Stockholm. These confrontations<br>were termed “youth riots”, and left adult observers puzzled: What did the<br>adolescents protest against? And how should the problem of “youth riots”<br>be addressed? After two such riots, on New Year’s Eve in 1956 and in the<br>summer of 1965, the Stockholm Communal Board of Juvenile Welfare<br>conducted thorough investigations, interviewing hundreds of adolescents<br>participating in the riots. In this article, these investigations, as well as<br>the policies these investigations eventually led to, are analysed by means<br>of theoretical tools from the field of governmentality studies. The analysis<br>includes two aims: First, to study what kind of knowledge regarding “youth”<br>and “youth riots” was produced and, second, which forms of power against<br>adolescents were enabled through this knowledge. The main findings<br>include that the first investigation produced psychology-oriented knowledge,<br>where the riots were seen as a result of “mass psychosis”, while the<br>second investigation produced sociology-oriented knowledge, where the<br>riots were seen as the result of conflicts between different youth cultures,<br>such as “mods”. These different forms of knowledge enabled new power<br>technologies, different from the technologies used previously in Swedish<br>youth politics. Before the 1950s, these technologies were mainly based on<br>force; however, after the “youth riots”, Stockholm authorities adopted technologies<br>aimed at exercising power through the free will of adolescents. After<br>the 1956 events, the city arranged a number of “New Year’s Eve parties” at<br>community youth centres in the suburbs, with the explicit goal of making<br>young people stay in the periphery instead of traveling to the inner city.<br>After the 1965 riots, the city constructed indoor youth centres in the inner<br>city, trying to influence young people to avoid outdoor public spaces, thus<br>reducing the risk of confrontations with rivalling youth cultures and with<br>adults. These non-forceful technologies of power are understood as a form<br>of “governing”, and the article argues that although this is a form of power<br>working through the free will of subjects instead of against it, it still has a<br>profound capacity of regulating the movement of subjects and citizens in<br>the urban geography of modern cities.</p> 2018-12-17T00:00:00+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Scandia utblick: Kunskapshistoria 2018-12-17T15:54:50+01:00 Staffan Bergwik <p>-</p> 2018-12-17T00:00:00+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Till minne: Tio år av utveckling - Sverker Oredsson och Scandia 2018-12-17T15:34:41+01:00 Ulf Zander 2018-12-17T00:00:00+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Temarecension: Populärhistoria och public history 2018-12-17T15:24:25+01:00 Robert Nilsson Mohammadi <p>-</p> 2018-12-17T00:00:00+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Recensioner 2018-12-17T15:26:14+01:00 recension recension 2018-12-17T00:00:00+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##