Reformation, confessionalization and the representation of Martin Luther

In a new article in the historical journal Historisk tidskrift, Kajsa Brilkman takes issue with an established interpretation of the Reformation in Sweden. Drawing on international scholarship and utilising methods from the history of the book, she argues that the term “the Reformation” should be reserved for the first half of 16th century, a period…

Workshop at Häckeberga Castle

On 4–5 November, twenty-two historians met at beautiful Häckeberga Castle for an intense and productive workshop, “The Future of the History of Knowledge”.

New book on exile and knowledge circulation

Karolina Enquist Källgren just published a new book on the works of spanish author María Zambrano, interpreting her production in the light of exile and knowledge circulation. The book, María Zambrano’s Ontology of Exile: Expressive Subjectivity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019) is the first monograph in English offering a philosophical interpretation as well as historical contextualisation of…

Widening the network

In order to widen our networks and strengthen our ties with inspiring colleagues in different parts of the world, we have assembled an International Advisory Board.

Clio Prize to Ragni Svensson

Ragni Svensson receives the Clio Prize, a prestigious Swedish prize that is awarded to a young historian who successfully combines scholarly and communicative skills. She receives the prize for her dissertation in the field of book history from 2018 that dealt with the publishing house Bo Cavefors and its position on the Swedish book market…

Visiting Fellowship Programme in the History of Knowledge

We hereby launch the Visiting Fellowship Programme in the History of Knowledge. Each semester, we invite scholars to join us in our research environment at Lund to present their ongoing projects and help us to develop the history of knowledge. Welcome to apply!

First Master Thesis in History of Knowledge@Lund

In June 2019, Måns Ahlstedt Åberg graduated from the master’s programme in history at Lund. His thesis, “The Circulating Race Knowledge: The Interaction between the State’s Institue for Race Biology and the Swedish General Public 1922—1935 from a history of knowledge perspective”, is the first one in Lund to adopt—and develop—history of knowledge perspectives. In…