Last week, the Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge (LUCK) was inaugurated with pomp and circumstance. Some eighty people—colleagues, students, representatives of the university, funding bodies, publishing houses, etc.—took part in the ceremony.
After an introduction by the directors of the centre Johan Östling, Anna Nilsson Hammar and David Larsson Heidenblad, our new edited volume Forms of Knowledge was launched. A panel comprising four of its authors (Kajsa Brilkman, Karolina Enquist Källgren, Björn Lundberg and Laura Skouvig) reflected on their understanding of the history of knowledge and discussed the potential of the field.
Sadly, however, one seat was empty this day. Our dear friend and colleague in Oslo, Erling Sandmo, passed away two weeks ago. During the inauguration, we honoured the memory of him.