Reboot in 3, 2, 1…

Over the last few years I have been experimenting rather freely with blogging as a medium, trying out various forms and styles and their usability for different purposes. Mostly these experiments have been in Swedish (1, 2, 3), while the short-lived blog here was in English (as well as a Tumblr with an even briefer lifespan). There is always more to learn, of course, but by now I am getting a basic grasp of what I can use blogging for and how. Also, after thinking quite a bit about online identity – what it is, why and how it matters – I am beginning to see how I want to organise my presence on the Web over the longer term.

As a result, I have decided to collect most of my writings and other content related to my activities as a historian and academic here. The new site will have two main sections: a regularly updated blog and a repository of my publications (whenever available), conference papers etc. Both will be bilingual but unevenly so, with most content being in Swedish and a smaller part in English. While this arrangement is rather unusual it will lead to more frequent updates, and for me personally it makes more sense than maintaining two separate websites differentiated only by language.

To accommodate these changes an overhaul of the whole site is required, including a transfer of the domain to a new web host in the near future. During the move the site might not be available at all for a day or two, and for those following the blog via RSS or email you will probably have to re-subscribe once the transfer is complete. When it is, I will restore existing blog posts and update this entry to reflect that fact. I will see you on the other side! :)

Update 2 October: Welcome back! The site is now up and running again, although the domain transfer does not seem to have propagated fully throughout the Internet yet. Over the next few days and weeks I will be organising the website and upload content new and old.