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Publishing executive , social sciences educator

Paul Fredrik Karl Astrom was Swedish social sciences educator, publishing executive. Recipient Faxe prize for Best Dissertation, University Lund, 1958, prize Swedish Academy, 1992; Knight Royal Order of the Northern Star, 1974, Grand Commander Order Merit of Cyprus, 2005.


Astrom, Paul Fredrik Karl was born on January 15, 1929 in Sundsvall, Vaesternld, Sweden. Son of Fredrik Kristoffer and Martha Hansine (Muckert) Astrom.


Bachelor, University Uppsala, Sweden, 1950. Master of Arts, University Lund, Sweden, 1951. BLic., University Lund, Sweden, 1957.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Lund, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, University Joannina, 2001. Doctor of Philosophy, University Vienna, 1994.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Athens, 1995.


1st amanuensis Museum Antiquities University Lund, 1951—1955, assistant professor, 1957—1969. Director Swedish Institute in Athens, 1958—1963, Swedish Institute in Rome, 1967—1969. Professor Goteborg University, Sweden, 1969—1993.

Visiting assistant professor University Missouri, Columbia, 1963-1964. Cultural attaché Royal Swedish Embassy, Athens, 1958-1963. Public Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology, others.


Fellow: Explorers Club. Member: Royal Society Humanities and Sciences Lund, Royal Society Letters Gothenburg, Society Letters Lund, Austrian Archaeol. Institute, Royal Academy Letters Stockholm, Institute de France (correspondent), Archaeol.

Society Athens (honorary), Society Cypriote Studies (honorary), Ancient Fingerprint Society (honorary), Rotary.


Married Lena Soderhjelm, December 3, 1957 (divorced 1974). Children: Lennart, Rickard. Married Inez Elisabet Mossberg, December 19, 1974.

1 child, Henrik.

Fredrik Kristoffer Astrom

Martha Hansine (Muckert) Astrom

Lena Soderhjelm

Inez Elisabet Mossberg

Lennart Astrom

Rickard Astrom

Henrik Astrom