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Christian Widholm

Södertörn University
Participe à 1 Session
Christian Widholm, Phd in history, lecturer in Tourism studies My research has focused on the constructions of collective identities and the influence of the mass media in society during the turn of the 20th century. Several of my studies touch upon the field of sports history and the role played by early sports journalism in Sweden. I have also published research on how digitization of archival documents might affect visual and textual analyses of documents. Two (overlapping) publications on this subject are currently only available in Swedish. Another field of interest is the connection between entrepreneurship and (banal) nationalism. Currently I’m working on a research project which critically focuses on heritage and maritime tourism attractions in Sweden (perhaps the Baltic region). This work has just begun and it hasn’t yet resulted in any publications. Peer-review articles "Introduction: The Summer Olympics of 1912", International Journal of the History of Sport, Routledge, March 2014 "The Treacherous Grin Reflex: Commemorating the 1912 Olympics", International Journal of the History of Sport, Routledge, February 2014 “Från massmedium till mikrosurrogat. Några reflektioner kring den mikrofilmade dagstidningen som källa” [From Mass Medium to Micro Surrogate. Reflections on Micro Filmed Newspapers as Source Material], Scandia 2011, nr. 2. ”Swedish Visions of a ‘Smiling Finn’: Interpreting Hannes Kolehmainen in Sweden”, International Journal of the History of Sport, Routledge, June 2012 Monographs, chapters etc. ”Att producera och läsa mikrofilmad samt digitaliserad dagspress: ett forskarperspektiv”, Återkopplingar [ed] Marie Cronqvist, Patrik Lundell & Pelle Snickars, Lund: Mediehistoria, Lunds universitet, 2014, 329-347. "Entreprenörer, varumärken och nationalism" [Entrepreneurs, Brands and Nationalism], i Mats Larsson, Mikael Lönnborg och Karin Winroth (red.), Entreprenörskap och varumärken, Möklinta: Gidlunds förlag 2013. Iscensättandet av Solskensolympiaden: dagspressens konstruktion av föreställda gemenskaper vid Stockholmsolympiaden 1912,[Staging the Sunshine Olympics. The Construction of Imagined Communiteis During the 1912 Olympics] h:ström - Text & kultur, Diss. Lund : Lunds universitet, 2008, Umeå 2008 ”A New National Language: Sports Journalism Sets Boundaries at the Stockholm Olympics of 1912”, Borderland identities : territory and belonging in Central, North and East Europe / Madeleine Hurd, editor, Eslöv : Gondolin, 2006 ”Ett massmedierat kollektiviseringskalas : sportjournalistiken och nationen vid OS 1912” A Mass Mediated Collectivity Party], Historieforskning på nya vägar / Klas-Göran Karlsson, Eva Helen Ulvros & Ulf Zander (red.), Lund : Nordic Academic Press, 2006 (Lettland). ”Sportjournalistiken som medskapare an nationell gemenskap vid Olympiaden 1912” [Sports Journalism as Co-creator of National Community during 1912 Olympics], i Idrott, historia och samhälle : Svenska idrottshistoriska föreningens årsskrift. 2005, Stockholm : Svenska idrottshistoriska föreningen, 2005 “Släggkastaren, trestegshopparen och japanen: Meningsfixeringar av maskuliniteter sammanflätade med etnicitet i dagspressen vid Stockholmsolympiaden 1912”, (9 mars, 2004) ”Encounters with Masculinity. The Display of Self and Others at the 1893 Chicago World Fair”, i Encounters : representation of the others in modern European history / edited by Madeleine Hurd, Huddinge : Södertörns högsk. 2003 Reviews: The Olympic Games and Cultural Policy, Beatriz Garcia, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2012 (review 140819), Celebration Capitalism and the Olympic Games, Jules Boykoff, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2014 (review 131210), Sport and the Transformation of Modern Europe: States, media and markets 1950–2010, Alan Tomlinson, Christopher Young & Richard Holt (red), Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2011 (review 120509), Sport and Challanges to Racism, Jonathan Long & Karl Spracklen (red) Basingstoke, Hamps.: Palgrave Macmillan 2011 (review 111123), Sportswomen at the Olympics: A Global Content Analysis of Newspaper Coverage, Toni Bruce, Jorid Hovden & Pirkko Markula (red) Rotterdam: Sense Publishers 2010 (review 110511), Qualitative Research in Sport Management, Allan Edwards & James Skinner Oxford, Oxon: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann 2009 (review 110126), Sport and Tourism: Globalization, Mobility and Identity, James Higham & Tom Hinch Oxford: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann 2009 (review 100127), Sport & Tourism: A Reader, Mike Weed (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2008 (review 090606), Conference: “Massmedium, mikrosurrogat, elektroniska resurs. Digitaliserad dagspress som historisk källa”, paper presented at the conference Kulturhistorisk medieforskning III – nordiska perspektiv, Lund 23–24 april, 2013 “Entrepreneurship, Nationalism and Gender”, paper presenterat vid konferensen Masculinity, Modernisation and Societal Reforms i Åbo, november 2011 “Från mass- till mikromedier. En diskussion kring forskningsmetodologi visavi arkivens syn på och hantering av dagstidningar”, paper presenterat under titeln ”En ny värld i svartvitt” vid konferensen Kulturhistorisk medieforskning 2.0 i Vadstena, april 2010 “Inventing Perfect Citizens: Swedish Masculinity through the Lens of Sports Journalism”, paper presented at the Seventh European Social Science History Conference, 26 February - 1 March 2008 Newspaper articles: "Bråttom för politikerna att hoppa av OS-tåget", Svenska Dagbladet (, Brännpunkt, 15 december, 2013.

Sessions auxquelles Christian Widholm participe

Mardi 7 Juin, 2016

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Sessions auxquelles Christian Widholm assiste

Samedi 4 Juin, 2016

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18:30 - 20:00 | 1 heure 30 minutes
Public event
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Most of what we experience as heritage emerges into conscious recognition through a complex mixture of political and ideological filters, including nationalism.  In these processes, through a variety of devices (museums, scholarly research, consumer reproduction, etc.), dualistic classifications articulate a powerful hierarchy of value and significance.  In particular, the tangible-intangible pair, given legitimacy by such international bodies as UNESCO, reproduces a selective ordering of cul...

Dimanche 5 Juin, 2016

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14:00 - 15:30 | 1 heure 30 minutes
Co-Construction and Community Based HeritageHeritage Changes the Social OrderCitizenshipPublic event
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"What does heritage change?" is a multifaceted  question to which the answer(s) are in primary respects related to real-life negotiations among different groups of citizens, cultures, races, ethnic groups, sexual identities, and social classes about received, official and/or widely accepted or accomodated intangible attributes, cultural traditions, historic monuments, buildings, and other transmitted or revived historical legacies. Heritage designated by and for whom, for what motivations, an...