Forms of Knowledge is the first publication by the Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge (LUCK). The volume brings together some twenty historians from different scholarly traditions to develop the history of knowledge. The authors apply different perspectives, maintaining the historicity and situatedness of the production and circulation of knowledge.
The book presents the history of knowledge in all its rich diversity. The role of knowledge in public life is the focus of some chapters, while others concentrate on the importance of knowledge for individuals or local communities; some chart the realities of academic or systematic knowledge, others consider its existential or mundane dimensions. Taken together, they make a significant contribution to the theoretical, conceptual, and methodological advances in the field.
Forms of Knowledge: Developing the History of Knowledge (Nordic Academic Press, 2020) is edited by Johan Östling, David Larsson Heidenblad & Anna Nilsson Hammar. It is available open access here: https://portal.research.lu.se/portal/files/76263844/Forms_of_Knowledge.pdf
The Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge (LUCK) will be opened in March 2020 as a part of the Department of History. It will bring together research, 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. Johan Östling will be its director and Anna Nilsson Hammar and David Larsson Heidenblad will serve as deputy directors.