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Törnqvist, Oscar
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Törnqvist, O. (2019). Röster från ingenmansland: En identitetsarkeologi i ett maritimt mellanrum. (Doctoral dissertation). Huddinge: Södertörns högskola
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Röster från ingenmansland: En identitetsarkeologi i ett maritimt mellanrum
2019 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Archaeological investigations into late iron age and medieval coastal soci­eties in Sweden have been focusing on a maritime culture, a traditional coastal and island-dwelling fisher-farmer and activities centered on fishing in a long maritime tradition as well as a specific maritime identity and ha­bi­tus. By deconstructing commonly used concepts and by using primarily written sources, it is here shown that there is a need for putting this culture and its agents into perspective by opening up the history of the maritime interspace and let in previously overlooked or disregarded historical actors in the narrative field dominated by men and landed farmers, such as landless, powerless, strangers, foreig­ners and women.

The coast is shown to have been an arena for opportunism, societal expansion under landed gentry, nodes for pro­cure­ment and social oppression and focal points for inter-cultural contacts, trade, networking and self-realization and that the role of the islands and the “fisheries” was constantly remolded to fit different power strategies.

Through a series of case studies, seldom discussed social relations, social groups and social predicaments are unmasked and discussed; the relation between norse and proto-Saami cultures, the role of women in fishing, em­ploy­ment of the poor or serfs, of incentives by strangers and foreig­ners. Many localities speak of con­flict, struggle and self-sought or forced marginal­ization; the emer­­gence of taxa­tion and the control of fishing, piracy and insurgency but also of exile, reclusion and asceticism. Running through history there has been a dicho­tomy and tension between the workforce and the benefactor, between small-scale and large-scale maritime procurement, between cooper­ation and con­flict and between the meeting place and the hidden refuge.

To conclude, the study sketches the ethno genesis of the hitherto “fisher-farmer” and exposes a wider set of actors and their strategies in the maritime space and ends with advocating a series of potentially fruitful research frameworks of study; cultural niches in the maritime environment, actor geographies in the out­back, the use of maritime produce in societal transformations, and to further investigate the harsh, hidden or exposed, islands as places for sociocultural and economical strategies with profound social, psychological and spiritual impact.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2019. p. 450
Series
Södertörn Doctoral Dissertations, ISSN 1652-7399 ; 167Södertörn Archaeological Studies, ISSN 1652-2559 ; 14
Keywords
Maritime landscape archaeology, coastal societies, archipelago, maritime culture, fishing, hunting, trade, fisher-farmer, maritime interspace, contested space, interculturality, cultural identities, social history, actor geographies, cultural niche construction, maritime history, medieval history, Viking Age
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Historical Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39189 (URN)978-91-88663-76-4 (ISBN)978-91-88663-77-1 (ISBN)
Public defence
2019-11-20, MA624, Alfred Nobels allé 7, Huddinge, 10:00 (Swedish)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2019-10-29 Created: 2019-10-17 Last updated: 2019-10-30Bibliographically approved
Törnqvist, O. (2014). Fula, skitiga och annorlunda: I skuggan av den stora berättelsen. Marinarkeologisk tidskrift (3), 17-22
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fula, skitiga och annorlunda: I skuggan av den stora berättelsen
2014 (Swedish)In: Marinarkeologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1100-9632, no 3, p. 17-22Article in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
History and Archaeology
Research subject
Historical Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-25888 (URN)
Available from: 2015-01-15 Created: 2015-01-15 Last updated: 2015-01-15Bibliographically approved
Törnqvist, O. (2014). Natten då Fågelvik brann. In: : . Paper presented at Marinarkeologiska sällskapet konferens, Västervik, mars 29-30, 2014..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Natten då Fågelvik brann
2014 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Historical Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-25892 (URN)
Conference
Marinarkeologiska sällskapet konferens, Västervik, mars 29-30, 2014.
Available from: 2015-01-15 Created: 2015-01-15 Last updated: 2015-01-29Bibliographically approved
Törnqvist, O. (2014). "Ringaren" – Jöran Eriksson Gyllenstiernas shoppingvagn?. Marinarkeologisk tidskrift (1), 4-12
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"Ringaren" – Jöran Eriksson Gyllenstiernas shoppingvagn?
2014 (Swedish)In: Marinarkeologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1100-9632, no 1, p. 4-12Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [sv]

Antalet undersökningar av lite äldre skeppsvrak i norden är försvinnande få, om man räknar djupare studier av last och lösföremål. Ett välundersökt vrak, daterat till 1500-talets första hälft, är det som har fått namnet ”Ringaren”. Vraket ligger vid Flatvarp i skärgården strax norr om Västervik. Undersökningen som resulterade i en doktorsavhandling presenterade tolkningen att skeppet var ett hanseatiskt handelsskepp, då lasten synbarligen var från Hansans områden. Denna tolkning har fått råda sedan dess. Men vad händer om man mer i detalj tolkar vraket utifrån dess skeppsteknologiska signatur samt dess rumsliga och kronologiska sammanhang i kombination med dess last?

National Category
History and Archaeology
Research subject
Historical Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-25887 (URN)
Available from: 2015-01-15 Created: 2015-01-15 Last updated: 2015-01-15Bibliographically approved
Törnqvist, O. (2013). Jakten på Blekinges tidigaste stenålder: Nya undervattenslandskap upptäckta.... Marinarkeologisk tidskrift (1), 14-22
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Jakten på Blekinges tidigaste stenålder: Nya undervattenslandskap upptäckta...
2013 (Swedish)In: Marinarkeologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1100-9632, no 1, p. 14-22Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Marinarkeologiska sällskapet, 2013
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Historical Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-18770 (URN)
Available from: 2013-04-17 Created: 2013-04-17 Last updated: 2014-03-04Bibliographically approved
Törnqvist, O. (2013). The Skeleton in the Dune: Unlocking the Explanatory Potential of Shipwrecks through Physical Landscape Studies. In: Jonathan Adams, Johan Rönnby (Ed.), Interpreting Shipwrecks: Maritime Archaeological Approaches (pp. 25-35). Southampton: Highfield Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Skeleton in the Dune: Unlocking the Explanatory Potential of Shipwrecks through Physical Landscape Studies
2013 (English)In: Interpreting Shipwrecks: Maritime Archaeological Approaches / [ed] Jonathan Adams, Johan Rönnby, Southampton: Highfield Press , 2013, p. 25-35Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Southampton: Highfield Press, 2013
Series
Södertörn Academic Studies, ISSN 1650-433X ; 56
Series
Southampton Archaeology Monographs New Series ; 4
National Category
History and Archaeology
Research subject
Historical Studies; Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-21221 (URN)1169/42/2007:4 (Local ID)978-91-86069-80-3 (ISBN)978-0-9926336-3-9 (ISBN)1169/42/2007:4 (Archive number)1169/42/2007:4 (OAI)
Projects
The sunken ships of the Baltic Sea - interpretation and historical significance
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Available from: 2014-01-09 Created: 2014-01-09 Last updated: 2014-01-14Bibliographically approved
Törnqvist, O. (2013). Vem var Gunnar som gick på vattnet?: Del 1: Heliga mänoch en okänd katolsk kulturgeografi. Marinarkeologisk tidskrift (2), 16-23
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vem var Gunnar som gick på vattnet?: Del 1: Heliga mänoch en okänd katolsk kulturgeografi
2013 (Swedish)In: Marinarkeologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1100-9632, no 2, p. 16-23Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Marinarkeologiska sällskapet, 2013
National Category
History and Archaeology
Research subject
Historical Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-21216 (URN)
Available from: 2014-01-09 Created: 2014-01-09 Last updated: 2014-01-13Bibliographically approved
Törnqvist, O. (2013). Vem var Gunnar som gick på vattnet?: Del 2: Kyrkans aktörer och en möjlig eremit i Södermanlands medeltida skärgård. Marinarkeologisk tidskrift (3), 7-18
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vem var Gunnar som gick på vattnet?: Del 2: Kyrkans aktörer och en möjlig eremit i Södermanlands medeltida skärgård
2013 (Swedish)In: Marinarkeologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1100-9632, no 3, p. 7-18Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Marinarkeologiska sällskapet, 2013
National Category
History and Archaeology
Research subject
Historical Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-21218 (URN)
Available from: 2014-01-09 Created: 2014-01-09 Last updated: 2014-01-13Bibliographically approved
Törnqvist, O. (2012). Paleogeografiska landskapsrekonstruktioner kring Kilakastalen: Skisser till den medeltida mikro- och makromiljön vid Kilaåns mynning. Huddinge: Arkeologi, Södertörns högskola
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Paleogeografiska landskapsrekonstruktioner kring Kilakastalen: Skisser till den medeltida mikro- och makromiljön vid Kilaåns mynning
2012 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Arkeologi, Södertörns högskola, 2012. p. 33
Series
Södertörn arkeologiska rapporter och studier
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Historical Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-18853 (URN)978-91-980346-1-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-05-07 Created: 2013-05-07 Last updated: 2014-06-17Bibliographically approved
Törnqvist, O. (2012). Tidigmesolitiska kustlandskap i Blekinge?: Förstudie inför prospektering av Stärnö och Biskopsmåla skärgårdar, Blekinge : Rapport från projektet Landscapes Lost. Exploring the Early Holocene Submarine Landscapes in the Southern Baltic Sea. Huddinge: Arkeologi, Södertörns högskola
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tidigmesolitiska kustlandskap i Blekinge?: Förstudie inför prospektering av Stärnö och Biskopsmåla skärgårdar, Blekinge : Rapport från projektet Landscapes Lost. Exploring the Early Holocene Submarine Landscapes in the Southern Baltic Sea
2012 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Under 2011 initierade institutet MARIS ett projekt inom vilket Skånes och Blekinges submarina stenålder avses undersökas.

Syftet med denna förstudie är att finna en lämplig metod för en första avgränsning av sökrummet och sedan peka ut lokaler/delområdenmed stor potential för förekomst av välbevarade tidigmesolitiska boplatser eller andra aktivitetsytor (t ex fiskefällor,jaktstationer) inom två utvalda områden i Blekinge vid Stärnö och Biskopsmåla skärgårdar. Områdena har valts av Länsstyrelsen i Blekinge efter samråd med naturvårdsintressen. Denna förstudie bidrara lltså till att kunna avgränsa sökytan inom redan utpekade områden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Arkeologi, Södertörns högskola, 2012. p. 51
Series
Södertörn arkeologiska rapporter och studier
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Historical Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-16351 (URN)1771/42/2011 (Local ID)978-91-975039-8-3 (ISBN)1771/42/2011 (Archive number)1771/42/2011 (OAI)
Projects
Landscapes Lost
Available from: 2012-09-25 Created: 2012-06-07 Last updated: 2014-03-24Bibliographically approved
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