The History of Knowledge seminar series fall 2020

All seminars will be conducted via Zoom. Contact johan.ostling@hist.lu.se for a link to the meeting, before each seminar. The first three seminars will be held in Swedish, the latter two in English. For participation in the “History of knowledge meets history of education”-seminar, do not forget to register (link below). The last seminar will be…

“History and Theory” on the History of Knowledge

The journal History and Theory is devoting a new theme issue to the History of Knowledge. It is edited by Helge Jordheim and David Gary Shaw. The issue includes articles by Federico Marcon, Jeremy A. Greene, Lisa Gitelman, Vera Keller, Johan Östling, Shadi Bartsch, Suzanne Marchand and Clifford Siskin. The editors introduce the theme in a jointly…

Motions of Knowledge – Knowledge in Motion

CfA: “Motions of Knowledge – Knowledge in Motion: Conceptualizing ‘Knowledge Circulation’ for Historical Research” – The 15th Annual Graduate Conference in European History (GRACEH) to be held at the University of Vienna, April 7–9 2021.  This conference will be centered around the four following analytical aspects of “knowledge circulation”, which are themselves intrinsically entangled: (1)…

Online seminar: Jim Secord, “Against Revolutions” @Utrecht University

All are invited to join the third (online) meeting of the History of Knowledge Seminar Series @ Utrecht University, with a lecture by prof. Jim Secord (University of Cambridge) on Thursday 26 November 2020.    Bringing together leading scholars of both older and younger generations with different backgrounds and approaches, this bimonthly seminar series explores the past, present and future of the promising new scholarly field of the history of knowledge. More than…

History of Knowledge meets History of Education: Lund–Sydney joint seminar

We are looking forward to co-hosting the seminar “History of Knowledge Meets History of Education” with the Australian Centre Public History, University of Technology Sydney. This seminar will explore the connections between the history of knowledge and the history of education. The online event will take place 8–10am (Central European Time) on 18 November 2020. Program: Tamson…

Online-seminar on humanities and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Next wednesday, Isak Hammar will present an article at the higher seminar in the History of ideas in Stockholm. The seminar will be held in Swedish. If you wish to participate, contact isak.hammar@historia.su.se for text and link to the Zoom-meeting. När Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien 1798 började dela in sina ledamöter i klasser inrättades även en för ”Vitterhet,…

Venereal Disease in Eighteenth-Century Norway

Susann Holmberg defended her thesis, Contracting Knowledge: Venereal Disease in Eighteenth-Century Norway, at the University of Oslo on October 2 2020. The thesis is a contribution to the field of early modern knowledge history and was supervised by Erling Sandmo and Morten Fink-Jensen. This thesis explores the knowledge of venereal disease in eighteenth-century Norway. This is…

Postponing the Visiting Fellowship Programme

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Visiting Fellowship Programme in the History of Knowledge unfortunately has to be postponed again. It is our intention that a call for the Visiting Fellowship Programme for the autumn 2021 can be published in April 2021. More information will be posted on this website in due course.

Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge receives grant to promote digital history

A new partnership between Media History and LUCK to promote digital history receives 3.3 million kr. from the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology at Lund University. Named DigitalHistory@Lund, the new platform will support digital history research and digitization projects at Lund University. Launching in January 2021, DigitalHistory@Lund aims to integrate existing digital history research,…

CfP: Exploring the History of Knowledge(s) and Education

In the last half-century, the Nordic countries have increasingly been refashioned as self-proclaimed ‘knowledge societies’. Educational reform, from compulsory primary schooling to folk high schools and the expansion of free university education, is also a central element of narratives describing the region’s path to modernity and the making of the Nordic welfare states. To gain…