We are very happy to announce that Lisa Hellman has been appointed Pro Futura Scientia Fellow and will join the Department of History at Lund University. In this capacity, she will become a new, integral member of the Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge. Hellman will take up this prestigious position in 2021.
Lisa Hellman holds a Ph.D. in history from Stockholm University and is currently the coordinator of the research group “Coerced Circulation of Knowledge” at the Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies, University of Bonn. She works in the intersection between social, cultural, maritime and global history, with a special interest in gender. In the last years, her research has led her to pay increased attention to diplomatic history and the history of science. Her first project focused on everyday life of Europeans in the ports of Canton and Macau, resulting in the monograph This House is Not a Home: European Everyday Life in Canton and Macao 1730–1830 (Brill, 2018). In her ongoing project, she follows 18th-century prisoners of war in Siberia and Central Asia.
The Pro Futura Scientia Programme, hosted by the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Uppsala and funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, is a cutting-edge research programme for promising early-career scholars in the humanities and social sciences. The idea is to provide optimal conditions for young scholars and to give them the chance to pursue curiosity-driven research during a five-year period. In the course of the programme scholars are offered a tenured position at the nominating university.