Elaine Leong gives lecture on “Books, Medicine and the Household” on 29th May

On the 29th May we are very happy to welcome Elaine Leong from Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte who will visit our seminar and give a lecture titled “Books, Medicine and the Household: Tracing Knowledge Itineraries in Early Modern England”. Elaine Leong has a doctorate from the University of Oxford and is currently working at the Max…

New project on the circulation of financial knowledge receives funding

David Larsson Heidenblad has received two years of funding for his new project A Nation of Everyman Investors: Stock Saving and the Circulation of Financial Knowledge in Sweden 1978–2018 from Jan Wallanders och Tom Hedelius stiftelse samt Tore Browaldhs stiftelse (1 000 000 SEK). The purpose of the project is to study the profound transformation of the…

Visiting gloknos at CRAASH

On 2 May, Johan Östling presents his ongoing research at the Centre for Global Knowledge Studies (gloknos), CRAASH, University of Cambridge. As a part of their annual lecture series, he will discuss “Circulating Public Knowledge: Towards a New History of the Postwar Humanities”. The Centre for Global Knowledge Studies (gloknos) was founded by Dr. Inanna…

Religion as knowledge

Kajsa Brilkman & Anna Nilsson Hammar discuss the need to incorporate religion into the history of knowledge.

Two new books in the making

Two new edited volumes are currently emerging from the history of knowledge environment at Lund. Circulation of Knowledge (2018) was our first joint publication and has received a lot of attention. We now continue to explore other aspects of the history of knowledge. In the first volume, we are preoccupied with various forms and meanings…

Workshop 22-24/3: Politics of Knowledge

Ever since the birth of the modern state, the production of knowledge has been closely entwined with politics. From the early inscription registers, through the sanatoriums to the peoples- and same sex schools, production of knowledge has been defined by the needs of the nation-state and of citizenship. But education has also been discussed in…

A warm welcome to Ragni Svensson!

We have the pleasure to introduce and welcome Ragni Svensson to our research environment in Lund. Ragni Svensson is a postdoctoral researcher in History. Since March 2019 she works with Johan Östling and Anton Jansson in a Wallenberg funded research programme focusing on societal knowledge circulation in Sweden and West Germany during the 1970s. Svensson’s…