History of Knowledge seminar series spring 2020

Welcome to our seminar series this spring, which will feature two international guests, Daniel Bellingradt and Peter Burke. We also welcome three visiting fellows that will join us in May through our International Fellowship Programme. We start off by discussing new projects that recently received funding and in March we celebrate both our new book,…

Summer school in the history of knowledge

On 24–27 August 2020, the Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge (LUCK) will for the first time offer a summer school in the history of knowledge. The course will be held in Swedish/Scandinavian languages, and we welcome PhD students and early postdocs to apply. More information (in Swedish) can be found here: Kunskapshistorisk sommarskola…

Phronesis as therapy and cure

In my essay, I explore the concept of knowledge in early Swedish psychotherapy. When it comes to describing mental illness and its treatment there has never been much consensus, but the early twentieth century was particularly marked by heated debates and conflicting…

The raw and the cooked

A central issue in the history of knowledge has been to define what knowledge means as a way of defining what the history of knowledge is about. One way of doing this has been to delimit it from the adjacent concept of information: information is raw whereas knowledge is cooked to use a common distinction…

Developing the History of Knowledge

In March 2020, our new edited volume Forms of Knowledge: Developing the History of Knowledge (Nordic Academic Press) will be published. The book is a product of the newly established Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge (LUCK) and brings together some twenty historians from different scholarly traditions to develop the history of knowledge. In…

LUCK

We are very happy to announce that the Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge (LUCK) will be opened in March 2020 at the Department of History, Lund University.

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…

Swedish Research Council funds histories of knowledge

The Swedish Research Council has announced the new projects that it will fund and we are very delighted that several of them will explore dimensions of the history of knowledge. Anna Nilsson Hammar and Svante Norrhem (history, Lund) will study Swedish aristocratic households 1618-1710 and what opportunities they offered to servants in terms of careers,…

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”.