- Archaeological Research in St Petersburg, Russia
- The Slave Trade and Coastal West Africa
- The Archaeologist’s Evangeline: Historical Archaeology in Acadia
- Later Historical Archaeologies of the North Atlantic
- Many Worlds Colliding: Historical Archaeologies in South Africa
- Documentary Archaeology: Dialogues and Discourses
- Antarctic Archaeology: Discussing the History of the Southernmost End of the World
- On the Fence, Over the Fence: Archaeologies of Recent Conflict
- Far Behind the Front: The Ambitions and Shortcomings of an Aspiring Military State in the Seventeenth Century
- The Early Modern New Found Land
- Modernization on the Northern Fringe of Europe: The Historical Archaeology of Early Modern Sweden
- The First Century of the Town of Tornio: Urbanization on the Northern Edge of Europe
- Manchester: Archetypal Industrial City
- The Origins of New York City: From Indian Country to World Port
- Maturing Nicely: Overseas Chinese Archaeology in Australia and New Zealand
- Adapting to a Dry Continent: Technology and Environment in Australian Industrial Archaeology
- French Colonial Louisiana: The Rough Terrains of Empire
- The Archaeology of Early Modern South East Asia
- British Military Sites from Albany to Crown Point
- Definitions in Historical Archaeology: Enslaved African Americans Cultivating a Scientific Garden, Wye House, Maryland, USA
- Historical Archaeology in Mexico
- The North American Fur Trade in Historical and Archaeological Perspective
- ‘Remotely Global’ Village Life in Interior West Africa
- Historical Archaeology in Central America
- The Gibbs Farmstead: The Archaeology of Material Life in Southern Appalachia
- Indians, Africans, and Europeans: Social Pluralism in Early Colonial New York
- Beyond Squanto and the Pilgrims: Indians and Europeans in New England
- Modern-World Archaeology
- Missionization, Māori, and Colonial Warfare in Nineteenth-Century New Zealand
- Lessons from Ethnic Studies: Collaborative Directions for Asian American Historical Archaeology
Abstract and Keywords
The Atlantic world looms large in discussions of how the modern world emerged, and what modernization was about; but there have been calls to engage with these topics from the perspective of ‘margins’. Covering large areas of Fennoscandia, the seventeenth-century Kingdom of Sweden represented a northern end of urban Europe, but also encompassed the mythical Lapland, homeland of the Sámi and of natural and supernatural wonders—a contested borderland between the European ‘western’ and Russian ‘eastern’ worlds. This northern fringe of early modern Europe saw dynamic arenas of interaction where new cultural forms were generated. These localized transformations and the transmutations of modernity are the subjects of this chapter. Studying early modern processes of modernization from the perspective of the northern peripheries can provide new insights and challenges, not only into the understanding of the early modern history of the Swedish kingdom, but into the general perception of these processes.
Vesa-Pekka Herva is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Oulu, Finland. He has studied various aspects of material culture, human–environment relations, cosmology, and heritage in north-eastern Europe from the Neolithic to the modern times.
Magdalena Naum is Associate Professor at the School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, Denmark. Her research focuses on human migration, diaspora, migrant identities, and the role of material culture in dealing with displacement, and she has explored these subjects in the context of medieval and early modern history. She is also interested in borderlands and their complex cultural and political realities. Naum’s recent research has focused on Scandinavian colonial history, including Swedish settlement in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century America, and early modern mining and its modern legacies in Lapland. She is the co-editor of Scandinavian Colonialism and the Rise of Modernity (with Jonas Nordin, Springer, 2013).
Jonas M. Nordin is Associate Professor and researcher in Historical Archaeology at Uppsala University, Sweden, and the Swedish History Museum in Stockholm. He is currently directing the research program ‘Collecting Sápmi’ which focuses on early modern colonial policies in Sápmi (the Sámi areas in Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Kola Peninsula in Russia) and globalization of Sámi material culture. Nordin has published extensively on early modern globalization and Scandinavian colonialism, as well as the material culture of the New Sweden colony. In 2013, Nordin edited the book Scandinavian Colonialism and the Rise of Modernity (Springer) together with Magdalena Naum.
Carl-Gösta Ojala a researcher in archaeology at the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University, Sweden. His main research interests include Sámi history and archaeology, Russian and Soviet history and archaeology, as well as issues of heritage, identity, politics, and research ethics. Ojala is currently working with research focusing on the early modern colonial history in Sápmi, and early modern exploitation of natural resources, industrialization and missionary activities in Sápmi. He is also involved in research dealing with the collecting of Sámi material culture in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and its importance today, including issues of cultural rights, revitalization, management of museum collections and repatriation.
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