Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge

The history of knowledge is under rapid development. In the past few years, the number of scholars working in the field has multiplied. Judging by the diversity of conferences, initiatives and new specialized book series and journals, the future for the history of knowledge looks bright. It promises to be one of the most dynamic fields of historical scholarship in the 2020s.

Crucial to these developments is the formation of new research clusters and centres. Against this background, 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. Johan Östling will be its director and Anna Nilsson Hammar and David Larsson Heidenblad will serve as deputy directors.

The Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge will bring together our researchers, projects, publications, seminar series, visiting fellowship programme, international networks etc. At the same time, LUCK is intended to be a forum that can stimulate new research and new forms of collaborations in Lund and elsewhere.

The inauguration of the centre will coincide with the publication of our new edited volume Forms of Knowledge: Developing the History of Knowledge (Nordic Academic Press). This book volume brings together some twenty historians from different scholarly traditions and disciplines to develop the history of knowledge.

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