Hellman Lisa

Lisa is currently a postdoctoral scholar at the school of Global Intellectual History at Freie Universität Berlin; before then, she was a JSPS postdoctoral scholar at the University of Tokyo. Her PhD was in history, at Stockholm University, and analysed everyday life of Europeans in eighteenth-century Canton and Macao with a special focus on gender.

In general, Lisa works in the intersection between cultural, maritime and global history, with a focus on early modern Central and East Asia, and has published in five languages on the topic of how intercultural interactions changed the lives of the men and women involved.

Currently, Lisa analyses the role of Swedish prisoners of war and slaves in the borderlands between Russia and China from 1680 to 1730, tracing their intercultural circulation of knowledge regarding map-making, interpretation, translation, technologies and handicrafts.