Magdalena Naum - New Associate Professor in Archaeology

As of August 1, we welcome Magdalena Naum as a member of staff at CAS, Department of Archaeology

18.08.2016 | Camilla Dimke

Magdalena Naum is a historical archaeologist. She received her PhD in 2008 from Lund University and was previously employed at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Oulu (2014-16), Department of Archaeology, Lund University (2012-14) and McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge (2010-12). Her research focuses on medieval and early modern migration, diaspora and negotiation of migrant identities, subjects she explored in the context of the Baltic Sea basin and colonial America. She is also interested in the history of Scandinavian colonial expansion and studied Swedish settlement in colonial America as well as early modern Swedish policies in Lapland, particularly the exploitation of mineral resources, its economic and social backgrounds and its relation to the colonial ambitions, modernization and consolidation efforts of the early modern Swedish state. She is the co-founder of GlobArch network for research on Scandinavia’s colonial history (

Her publications include “Homelands Lost and Gained: Slavic Migration and Settlement on Bornholm in the Early Middle Ages” (Lund University 2008 and VDM 2009) and co-edited volumes “Scandinavian Colonialism and the Rise of Modernity” (Springer, 2013) and “Facing Otherness in Early Modern Sweden: Travel, Migration and Material Transformations, 1500-1800” (Boydell, forthcoming).

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