Research in agrarian history

Historically, the majority of the population have lived in rural areas and have been directly involved in and dependent on agriculture. Agriculture has been central to politics and the economy. A vast majority of society's production and human consumption has been related to agriculture. The research in agrarian history at the Department of Economic History deals with agricultural development and the factors, both instiutitonal, political and market related, that have affected it. It also concernes the agricultural sector's relation to and significance for other parts of the economy. The focus lies primarily on Sweden and the period from 1700s onwards, but we are also internationally involved in comparative collaborations with European and Asian countries.

ongoing projects

Institutional change and agrarian-economic growth 1810-1880

Project leader: Marja Erikson I Project description

Agrarian economic growth or stagnation  in the lake Mälaren region, Sweden. Regional production data 1750-1920

Project leader: Mats Morell I Project description

Fire Insurance in rural Sweden 1734 – 1850. Organization, property and arguments

Project leader: Göran Ulväng I Project description

The church as a parish banker. Church endowments used for credit in agricultural Sweden 1750-1870

Project leader: Sofia Murhem I Project description

Leisure consumption and land use: The expansion of land based leisure services in Sweden 1945-2010

Project leader: Mats Morell I Project description

Comprehending the Core by Peeling the Concepts: Analyzing Famines in their Historical Contexts

Project leader: Timo Myllyntaus (University of Turku) I Project description