Jonas Carlquist is Professor in Scandinavian languages at the Department of Language Studies at Umeå University, Sweden. He is a philologist and has his expertise in medieval religious texts from the Swedish Middle Ages. Carlquist’s former research deals mostly with medieval vernacular manuscripts from Vadstena Abbey, and with questions about nuns’ literacy.
Ann-Catrine Eriksson is Assistant Professor at the Department of Culture and Media at Umeå University. She received her PhD in art history in 2003 on a dissertation about the interior design of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald in fin-de-siècle Glasgow. Since then she has been working as a researcher and lecturer in art history at Umeå university. She is also affiliated with Umeå Center of Gender Studies, where she is doing research within Challenging Gender, a center of excellence in gender research financed by the Swedish Research Council, on the theme Challenging Emotions.
Ann-Catrine Eriksson’s research interests concerns various aspects of gender and art. In Imitatio Mariae: Virgin Mary as a virtous model in medieval Sweden she is mainly working on wall paintings and sculpture. So far she has been studying the programs of a productive master on Gotland, Passionsmästaren, the Virgin Mary’s grief in the Pietà, the Pièta in relation to materiality, and methods of analyzing medieval material. Other research interests on art and gender are female nudes by women artists, portraits of the Swedish king and other royalties, and the visual arts of christmas.
Ann-Catrine’s blog MaryMe
Cecilia Lindhé is Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature and at Director of HUMlab, Umeå University in Sweden. Lindhé holds a PhD (2008) in Comparative Literature from Uppsala University and she has continuously been working with issues that involve digital research infrastructure, information technology and pedagogy. Her current research spans ancient/medieval rhetorical and aesthetic theory in relation to digital materiality, digital representation of cultural heritage, screen culture and digital literature and art.
Cecilia’s blogs: Cecilia Lindhé and Digital Ekphrasis