A year of seminars

On 24 May, the Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge (LUCK) organized this spring’s last seminar. This academic year we have all in all hosted 13 digital seminars (1 was cancelled), ranging from big international events on the relationship between the history of knowledge and the history of education to in-depth discussions of new…

New Bachelor Thesis #2: Circulating knowledge on radio

by Olof Bärtås Ever since I first read Habermas “Strukturwandel der Öffentlichkeit” I have been interested in the concept of “the public sphere” or “die Öffentlichkeit” in modern society. The concept is as intriguing as it is intimidating; it is as abstract as it is involved in our everyday life. It is a concept which…

Seminar: Bureaucracy as Knowledge @ Utrecht University

All are invited to join the next meeting of the History of Knowledge Seminar Series @ Utrecht University organized by Lukas M. Verburgt (UU) and Elske de Waal (UU).  Christine von Oertzen (MPIWG, Berlin) and Sebastian Felten (University of Vienna) “Bureaucracy as Knowledge” Date: Thursday 10 June 2021Time: 15:30-17:00 (CEST)Place: Online (Microsoft Teams)* Registration is not required. Please find the link to the meeting below * …

Book release seminar: Gender, Embodiment, and the History of the Scholarly Persona

Welcome to join Book release seminar for Gender, Embodiment, and the History of the Scholarly Persona: Incarnations and Contestations June 10, at 15-17 CEST The book investigates the historical construction of scholarly personae by integrating a spectrum of recent perspectives from the history and cultural studies of knowledge and institutions. Focusing on gender and embodiment,…

Seminar: Knowledge Regimes of Economic Inequality in Thatcher’s Britain

Title:“Knowledge Regimes of Economic Inequality: Statistics and Narratives in Thatcher’s Britain” Felix Römer (Humboldt University, Berlin) 24 May, 13.15–14.15 (Zoom) It is widely known that economic inequality in 1980s Britain surged to historic levels, but it has often been overlooked that this trend was less evident to contemporaries under Thatcher. This talk will discuss how…

Debating New Approaches to Histories of the Sciences

All are invited to attend the online symposium Debating New Approaches to Histories of the Sciences, organized as part of the History of Knowledge Seminar Series @ Utrecht University.  Date: Friday 21 May 2021 Time: 9:30-17:30 (CEST)Place: Online (Microsoft Teams)* Registration not required. Please find the link to the meeting below *  > SpeakersTheodore Arabatzis (Athens)Peter Burke (Cambridge) Lydia Patton (Virginia Tech)Kapil Raj…

Workshop with Naomi Oreskes

All are invited to register to participate in the workshop with prof. Naomi Oreskes (Harvard), organized as part of the “History of Knowledge Seminar Series @ Utrecht University”.  Date: Thursday 20 May 2021Time: 15:30-17:00 (CET)Place: Online (Microsoft Teams)Places are limited and registration is required (see below) DescriptionNaomi Oreskes and Erik Conway’s The Magic of the Marketplace: The True History of a False…

Postdoctoral position: the development of intelligence testing

The Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo, offers a two-and-a-half-year position as postdoctoral fellow with the project “Historizicing Intelligence: Tests, Metrics and the Shaping of Contemporary Society”. This three-year research project is funded by The Research Council of Norway, and the postdoctoral position starts in October/November 2021. The overall goal of the research project…