Populär Historia

Monthly history magazine in Sweden

Populär Historia
CategoriesHistory magazine
PublisherBonnier Publications
CompanyBonnier Group
Based inMalmö
WebsitePopulär Historia

Populär Historia (Swedish: Popular History) is a Swedish language monthly history magazine published in Malmö, Sweden. The magazine has been in circulation since 1991 and is the first history oriented periodical in the country.[1]

History and profile

Populär Historia was started in 1991.[2][3][4] The founding company was Historiska Media.[5] The LRF Media acquired the magazine in May 2010 and owned it until 1 June 2016 when it was sold to the Bonnier Group.[1][6]

The magazine is based in Malmö.[7][8] Since 2016 the magazine has been published by the Bonnier Publications on a monthly basis.[6][3] As of 2016 Jacob Wiberg was the editor-in-chief of the magazine.[8]

In 2007 the majority of Populär Historia readers were men.[2] The circulation of the magazine was 22,300 copies in 2000.[1] The magazine sold 35,000 copies in 2009.[5]


  1. ^ a b c Monica Vinterek (2015). "The use of powerful men, naked women and war to sell. Popular history magazines in Sweden". In Susanne Popp; Jutta Schumann; Miriam Hannig (eds.). Commercialised History: Popular History Magazines in Europe. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang AG. pp. 295–318. doi:10.3726/978-3-653-05253-4. ISBN 9783653052534.
  2. ^ a b Bodil Axelsson (2012). "History in Popular Magazines: Negotiating Masculinities, the Low of the Popular and the High of History". Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research. 4 (2). doi:10.25595/1497.
  3. ^ a b Marianne Sjöland (2011). "A Study of the History Writing of the Magazine Populär Historia and of Commercial Use of History" (PDF). European Crossroads. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  4. ^ Johan Jarlbrink. "History and Web in Sweden". E-story. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  5. ^ a b Karl Erik Gustafsson; Per Rydén (2010). A History of the Press in Sweden (PDF). Gothenburg: Litorapid Media AB. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 February 2015.
  6. ^ a b "New Magazine Brands Acquired". Bonnier Group. 22 March 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Om Populär Historia". Populär Historia (in Swedish). Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Populär Historia". Sveriges Tidskrifter (in Swedish). Retrieved 30 July 2016.

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