Short CV/Education and training

  • 2018
    Professor of Art History

  • 2008
    Associate Professor in Art History at Stockholm University

  • 1999
    PhD in Art History at Stockholm University with a dissertation on Swedish urban public parks in the 19th century

  • 1993
    MA in Art History at Stockholm University

  • 1981 – 1985
    Student at Lund University with the subjects Archaeology, Art History and Ancient History

Selected publications

  • ”Women planners and green space: Sweden 1930–1970”, Green Landscapes in the European City, 1750–2010 (ed. Peter Clark, Marjaana Niemi and Catharina Nolin). Routledge 2017.

  • “Sylvia Gibson and Sweden's post-World War II welfare landscapes”, OEI vol. 73–74, 2016.

  • ”From Gardening Manuals to Signum’s Swedish Art History. Approaches to the Historiography of Swedish Landscape Architecture”, Konsthistorisk tidskrift, Nr 1, 2016.

  • ”International Training and National Ambitions. Women Landscape Architects in Sweden c. 1900–1950”, Women, Modernity and Landscape Architecture (red. Sonja Dümpelmann och John Beardsley). Routledge 2015.

  • ”I museets dolda vrår – om kvinnliga landskapsarkitekter betraktade genom Arkitektur- och designcentrums samlingar”, Forskning i centrum (ed. Monica Sand). Stockholm: Statens centrum för arkitektur och design 2014.

  • ”Urban parks in Sweden at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: The Nature Park and the Search for National Identity”, Public Nature: Scenery, History, and Park Design (ed. Ethan Carr, Shaun Eyring, Richard Guy Wilson). Charlottesville: Virginia University Press. 2013.

  • ”Publicering och professionalisering. Om kvinnliga trädgårdsarkitekters författarskap som en väg till etablering och legitimering”, Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift nr 60 2011.

  • ”Ester Claesson und die deutsch-schwedischen Beziehungen am Anfang des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts”, Die Gartenkunst Heft 2 2009.

  • En svensk lustgårdskonst. Lars Israel Wahlman som trädgårdsarkitekt. Stockholm: Signum 2008.

  • Millesgården. Arkitektur och trädgård (with. A. Bergström). Stockholm: Atlantis 2004.

  • Till stadsbornas nytta och förlustande. Den offentliga parken i Sverige under 1800-talet. Stockholm: Byggförlaget 1999 (diss.).

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Nolin has been project leader for and active researcher in several major research projects with external funding. The core field of interest is the history of gardens and designed landscapes in the 19th and 20th Centuries.

  • Ongoing project: A cultural history of Swedish gardens from ancient times to present days (with Associate Professor Åsa Ahrland) funded by The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry, The Lagersberg Foundation and The C F Lundström Foundation.

  • “Women landscape architects c. 1900–1950. Towards a professional identity”, funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.

  • The landscape architecture of Lars Israel Wahlman funded by the Swedish Research Council.

  • The home and garden of sculptor Carl Milles, funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.

  • Urban parks in Sweden in the 19th Century, PhD project funded by the Swedish Research Council.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Board of Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift, Scandinavias largest journal on built history.

  • Member of the Panel of Culture and Cultural Heritage Research the Swedish Research Council 2016–2019.

  • Member of the reference group for building a research centre for Critical Heritage Studies at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics at Stockholm University.

  • In the Board of Swedish Architectural History Network.

  • Member of Forum för trädgårdshistorisk forskning.

  • Member of Critical Heritage Studies Network at Stockholm University.


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