History of Knowledge seminar series @LUCK

The Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge (LUCK) will offer a seminar series this autumn and we are very happy to invite you to join us. Registration is not required but please contact johan.ostling@hist.lu.se to receive a Zoom link. 12 September, 13.15–15.00 (Zoom)‘Our History’ – a citizen science project on historical experiences of the family revolution…

Launching the yearbook History of Intellectual Culture

On Tuesday 13 December, 13.15­–15.00 (CET), we will organize this semester’s last history of knowledge seminar. Earlier this autumn, the first volume of the new yearbook History of Intellectual Culture (De Gruyter) was published. It is devoted to the history of knowledge. To celebrate this, we will present the yearbook at the seminar and discuss what it…

The history of knowledge and the history of education: a dialogue

The new issue of the History of Education Review (vol. 51, no. 2, 2022) has a themed section devoted to the relations between the history of knowledge and the history of education. In the first article, Joel Barnes and Tamson Pietsch introduce the theme by discussing how the history of education can be brought into fuller dialogue with…

Studies in the History of Knowledge: call for book proposals

Studies in the History of Knowledge is a book series at Amsterdam University Press, publishing monographs and edited volumes on the history of knowledge. The series has a global scope, with a preference for studies transcending disciplinary and geographical boundaries or tracing how academic and non-academics actors cooperated in the making, teaching, and circulation of…

Luther in Printed Marginalia: Reference Notes, Reading and Representations

In a new article in Reformation & Renaissance Review Kajsa Weber investigates reference notes (what in the 18th century would become the footnote) in Lutheran Swedish print 1570–1630. By investigating a yet unexplored medium for representing Luther in print it expands on scholarly work regarding how Lutherans at the turn of the sixteenth century chose to represent…

Funding for project ‘Scholarly journals and the disciplinary formation of the modern humanities in Sweden’

Isak Hammar, associate professor of History and member of LUCK’s Nordic Advisory Board has received funding for a three-year project entitled Scholarly journals and the disciplinary formation of the modern humanities in Sweden, c. 1850-1920 from the Swedish Research Council. The project explores the impact of changing publishing patterns in the humanities in Sweden between…

Hot Off the Press: History of Intellectual Culture (Vol. 1)

The first volume of the yearbook History of Intellectual Culture (HIC) has been published. HIC is a new international and interdisciplinary open access yearbook for peer-reviewed papers, published by De Gruyter and edited by Charlotte A. Lerg, Johan Östling and Jana Weiß. The yearbook emphasizes cultural dimensions of the history of knowledge and underscores that knowledge must be regarded…

Zoom-seminar “Humanister i offentligheten” with Norwegian commentators 12/12

Earlier this year, Johan Östling, Anton Jansson & Ragni Svensson Stringberg released their joint monograph “Humanister i offentligheten” which takes a fresh view on the public role of the humanities in postwar Sweden. This period is typically describes as a crisis-era for the humanities. But were scholars really that marginalized and invisible in Swedish society?…

We welcome Johanna Skurnik, Visiting Researcher at LUCK

Johanna Skurnik works as an Academy of Finland postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Philosophy, History and Art Studies at the University of Helsinki.  She specializes in the history of geographical knowledge and science, map history and colonial history. Her current research project focuses on the production and mobilities of geographical knowledge concerning areas outside…