The texts are regularly published as books in the series Svenskt Diplomatarium (Diplomatarium Suecanum), the national Swedish charter edition. The intention is to make the medieval texts, often difficult to read, as accessible as possible. This means that they are provided with an explanatory summary of the contents in modern Swedish and that all the abbreviations in the originals are written in full. Additionally, the text editions are accompanied by historical commentaries as well as text critical notes.
The Diplomatarium books can be ordered through the
National Archives online store.
News at the Diplomatarium
The Project Medieval Sweden has published a new book (May 2015): Christian Lovén, Det medeltida Sverige. 4, Småland. 6, Ydre.
The latest book in the Diplomatarium series (the documents of 1379) was published in November 2014.
The Diplomatarium library and archives
The editorial staff has collected an extensive documentation about the medieval charters of Sweden. The books are found in the Diplomatarium reference library, and the large collections of working papers, registers and photocopies in the Diplomatarium archives. The library specializes in (Nordic) medieval history, diplomatics and charter editions. It is primarily a reference and working library for the editors.
Visiting scholars and students can be given the opportunity to work in the library and use the literature in place. First, contact the Diplomatarium staff. At present, the library is closed for visitors due to reconstruction work.
The Diplomatarium Suecanum Main Catalogue, SDHK
SDHK contains information on more than 40,000 Swedish charter texts relating to Sweden in a broad sense. The texts that have so far been printed in the Diplomatarium main series (to 1379) and in the side series concerning the years 1401–1420 can also be found in the database.
Medieval Sweden, Det medeltida Sverige, DMS
Since 2012, the historical research project Medieval Sweden is financed by The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities (Kungl. Vitterhetsakademien) and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond. The work is performed by a separate research group within the unit Svenskt Diplomatarium at the National Archives.