Honors & Awards

  • Award from Torsten Janckes minnesfond, Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademien (2017)

Professional Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Uppsala Universitet (2017)
  • Master of Arts, Uppsala Universitet (2010)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Uppsala Universitet (2010)

Stanford Advisors


  • Materialities of medieval manuscripts in digital repositories, Stanford University (September 3, 2019)

    Materialities of medieval manuscripts in digital platforms is a Wallenberg foundation sponsored postdoc project, which is studying the gains, losses and changes digitization and presentation of medieval Swedish manuscripts in digital repositories lead to. When
    manuscripts are digitized, their material traits are often impossible to translate to the digital medium. A core concept for the project is affordance from social semiotics/multimodal analysis that describes what a design allows a user to do. The project focuses
    on the affordances of digitized medieval manuscripts and compares them with the affordances of physical manuscripts to reveal the underlying theoretical frameworks governing platforms and impacting the manuscript’s meaning.



  • The Norse perception of the world – A mapping and analysis of foreign place names in medieval Swedish and Danish texts, Uppsala University (March 1, 2017 - August 30, 2019)





    • Jonathan Adams, Docent, Uppsala University
    • Alexandra Petrulevich, PhD, Uppsala University
    • Simon Skovgaard Boeck, PhD, Uppsala University

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2020-21 Courses

All Publications

  • Medieval Macrospace Through GIS: The Norse World Project Approach The Cartographic Journal Petrulevich, A., Backman, A., Adams, J. 2019
  • Flores och Blanzeflor according to Cod. Holm. D 3 Backman, A. 2015