The Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge (abbreviated as LUCK) is a forum for activities related to the history of knowledge at the Department of History, Lund University. It primarily consists of the history of knowledge seminar, research projects with different orientations, the history of knowledge visiting fellowship programme, the history of knowledge summer school, various networks and a digital platform (newhistoryofknowledge.com).
When the Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge was launched in March 2020, it did not emerge in a vacuum; rather, it was a formal manifestation of something having taken shape gradually. The history of knowledge research environment has emerged from below since 2014 – from a loose collaboration and informal reading circle to joint publications, large research projects and a dynamic seminar.
From an international perspective, the history of knowledge is experiencing a fast and dynamic growth phase. New journals and book series are launched, creative conferences and workshops are organised, empirical studies and theoretical reflections are published. The Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge wants to be part of this international movement, while at the same time stimulate new collaborations across disciplinary and institutional boundaries at Lund University.