Excursions Rural History 2021

Tuesday 21 June 2022, 14.30 – 18.00

Linnaeus’ Hammarby

Hammarby, the summer house of Linnaeus was built in 1762. Carl Linnaeus was a famous scientist and professor at the Uppsala University who was the first to frame principles for defining natural genera and species of organisms and to create a uniform system for naming them. In 1758 he bought the estate of Hammarby to spend his holidays in a quiet place and to secure the future livelihood of his family. Today it is a historic house and garden museum, and a Cultural Heritage Reserve with a recreated 18th century agricultural landscape with forest, fields, grazing paddocks, a cabbage field and a hop garden.

Coffee opportunity
Distance: 14 km, 20 min bus
Back in Uppsala latest 18.00

Uppsala Historic Walking Tour

Walking tour with a focus on the historical and academic Uppsala.

Uppsala Cathedral, Gustavianum, University Main Building, Skytteanum, student nation buildings, University library Carolina Rediviva

45-60 min

Härkeberga medieval church and rectory Landsberga farm [Fully booked]

This tour goes to the rural landscape west of Uppsala.

The first stop is in the village of Härkeberga. The small medieval parish church contains some of the most well preserved 15th century frescos in Sweden. The church’s vaults are covered with amazing pictures, with motifs from the Bible.

Nearby is the Kaplansgård, a museum of the residence and the farm of the assistant vicar from the 18th century, owned by the Nordic Museum. The 17 red timber buildings dates from the late 1600s to the early 1800s.


Landsberga is an estate owned by the Crown since centuries, today is run by the same family since the end of the 19th century. It is a farm with great historical values, which is combined with both rational cereal cultivation and sales of local products. In the old stables from the 19th century there is a café and a farm shop with the farm’s own eggs and other local products. The main building was erected in 1801 following an Italian model.

Coffee opportunity

Distance 34 km, 35 min bus



E-mail (academic questions): RH2021academic@slu.se

Academic Conferences
Phone: +46 18 67 10 03
E-mail (practical questions): ruralhistory2021@akademikonferens.se

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Important dates

15 Feb 2022
Opening of registration
1 April 2022
Deadline for application for student grants
1 Apr 2022
Deadline for early bird
1 May 2022
Final programme online
1 Jun 2022
Deadline for late registration

Organised by

SLU, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Logotype.
Uppsala University. Logotype.

In collaboration with


European rural history organisation. Logotype.