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Ingemar Nordgren <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Historieforum Västra Götaland
Iron Age from appr. 500 BCE and up to Early Nordic Middle Ages in the 14th-15tc c.CE. Specially Roman and Pre Roman Iron Age to Viking period. Dissertation about the Goths.
KÄLLBY, SE-533 73
|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-Skand
Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies
Political History / Studies
Born 1939. Studentexamen (Abitur) at Högre Allmänna Läroverket in Lidköping 1960. Fil. Mag.(M.A.) 1967 at the university of Göteborg, Sweden. In the MA was included history, political science, national economy and pedagogics. Lärarhögskolan (The teachers high school) in Göteborg 1967. Corporate economy 27 points at Handelshögskolan in Göteborg 1974 and History of ideas and learning 20 points VG 1985 at the university of Göteborg. From 1968 teacher in history, political science and economics at the gymnasium (college) in Lidköping. From 1998 retired and working with private research and bookwriting. Danish Philosophiae Doctor at Odense university 1999 with a dissertation entitled ”The Well Spring of the Goths. The Goths - Religion, Organization, Structure. On the Problem of Gothic Ethnicity”
Books and articles:
1.Gotlands kelto-romerska arv (The Celto-Roman inheritance of Gotland), Götiska Minnen 113, Lidköping 1992
2.Gravmonumenten i Husaby, en arkeologisk och konstvetenskaplig gåta (The grave-monuments in Husaby. A riddle in archaeology and science of art), Götiska Minnen 106, Lidköping 1990.
3.Goterkällan - Om goterna i Norden och på kontinenten (The Well Spring of the Goths-About the Goths in the Nordic countries and on the continent), Historieforum Västra Götaland, Göteborg 2000.(last ed.2003)
4.The Possible Origin of the Goths Traced Through the Symbolism of Rings and Through Place-Names Containing the Element Ring- in Migracijske Teme 1-2, Zagreb 2000.
5.The Well Spring of the Goths-About the Goths in the Nordic countries and on the Continent, Lincoln, N.Y. Shanghai 2004.
Participated in among else the following symposions:
1990 Medeltidssymposiet in Lidköping (the Middle Ages symposion)
1992 Folkvandrings- och Äldremedeltida symposiet in Lidköping. (Migration- and Middle Ages symposium with the theme: Early Nordic eastern contacts.)
1992 The transition from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages at the Svenska institutet in Istanbul, Turkey.
1995 The transition from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages at Göteborgs university,
1995 A runic symposion at Runverket in Stockholm, Sweden
1995 Warfare from early Iron Age till c.1200 at Nationalmuséet in Copenhagen, Denmark.
2000 Liljestensseminariet in Lidköping. Treating early Middle Age religious stone art, so called Lilystones or Tree of Life Slabs, with definite Byzantian influence.Lecture: Liljestenarnas ikonografi, proveniens och spridning (The iconography, proveniens and spread of the ”Lilystones”)in Liljestenar, Skara 2001.
2000 The Conversion of Northern Europe, Symposion at the university of York, UK.
2002 "Saga and Societies" in Borgarnes, Iceland , 5-9 september, where I lectured about Kings and Cult-Sagas as a Means to Control Society, as well as to Learn about the Ways of Old Societies. The main organizers are the Reykjavik Akademia and Snorre Sturluson Center with support of the EU.
2006 Goternes sprog, historie og efterliv, Et tværfagligt symposium, Odense,Denmark. Lecture: Goterna och Skandinavien
2006 Kult, Guld och Makt- Ett tvärvetenskapligt symposium i Götene. Lectue: Cult and Cultsymbols as indication of secular power.
2006 Gotiskt symposium (Gothic symposium) i Uppsala
I was myself director and organizer of the two international symposions in Lidköping and was also involved in arranging the Liljestensseminarium. I was editor of the above mentioned numbers of the magazine Götiska Minnen, documenting the symposions, and also editor of the book Liljestenar, Skara 2001 documenting the Tree of Life Slab seminar. In 2006 I organised and moderated the symposium Kult, Guld och Makt in Götene, Sweden. I was as well editor of the documentation book of Kult, Guld och Makt, Skara 2007 I am chairman , and also a member of the Scientific Council, of the organization ”Historieforum Västra Götaland” working to support historical and archaeological research in western Sweden.
Presently I am working voluntarily as editor of small scientific books on history for our society. Till now I have edited , except of the books mentioned above, ”Slaget vid Herrevadsbro (The battle at Herrevadsbro)” and ”Vägen till Västerhavet (The way to the Western Ocean)” I am also editor of our new Historical Research Magazine called Historieforum-Tidskrift för historisk debatt. It is intended to come twice a year, if we can afford, with appr.100 pages in every number in S5-formate. Every article will also be summarized in English and/or German. This also is voluntary work since the society can not afford paying wages.