Luther in Printed Marginalia: Reference Notes, Reading and Representations

In a new article in Reformation & Renaissance Review Kajsa Weber investigates reference notes (what in the 18th century would become the footnote) in Lutheran Swedish print 1570–1630. By investigating a yet unexplored medium for representing Luther in print it expands on scholarly work regarding how Lutherans at the turn of the sixteenth century chose to represent…

Funding for project ‘Scholarly journals and the disciplinary formation of the modern humanities in Sweden’

Isak Hammar, associate professor of History and member of LUCK’s Nordic Advisory Board has received funding for a three-year project entitled Scholarly journals and the disciplinary formation of the modern humanities in Sweden, c. 1850-1920 from the Swedish Research Council. The project explores the impact of changing publishing patterns in the humanities in Sweden between…

Hot Off the Press: History of Intellectual Culture (Vol. 1)

The first volume of the yearbook History of Intellectual Culture (HIC) has been published. HIC is a new international and interdisciplinary open access yearbook for peer-reviewed papers, published by De Gruyter and edited by Charlotte A. Lerg, Johan Östling and Jana Weiß. The yearbook emphasizes cultural dimensions of the history of knowledge and underscores that knowledge must be regarded…

Zoom-seminar “Humanister i offentligheten” with Norwegian commentators 12/12

Earlier this year, Johan Östling, Anton Jansson & Ragni Svensson Stringberg released their joint monograph “Humanister i offentligheten” which takes a fresh view on the public role of the humanities in postwar Sweden. This period is typically describes as a crisis-era for the humanities. But were scholars really that marginalized and invisible in Swedish society?…

We welcome Johanna Skurnik, Visiting Researcher at LUCK

Johanna Skurnik works as an Academy of Finland postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Philosophy, History and Art Studies at the University of Helsinki.  She specializes in the history of geographical knowledge and science, map history and colonial history. Her current research project focuses on the production and mobilities of geographical knowledge concerning areas outside…

Workshop on material culture and the history of knowledge

9 November 2022, 13.00-16.00 at LUX:C215 Are you a student or a researcher interested in investigating how materiality has shaped human practices of knowing and producing knowledge in the past? This workshop explores how the methodologies developed in the study of the material culture can enrich scholarship in the history of knowledge. Historical scholarship on knowledge…

History of Knowledge in Czech

Johan Östling and David Larsson Heidenblad have been interviewed and given their views on the history of knowledge for the Czech magazine Dějiny a současnost. See: http://dejinyasoucasnost.cz/archiv/2022/7/centrum-pro-dejiny-vedeni-jako-akademicky-start-/

Inaugural Lecture by Professor Johan Östling

On 20 October 15.15, Johan Östling will give his inaugural lecture as a new Professor of History, specializing in the History of Knowledge. The talk will be in Swedish and the title is “Kunskapshistoriska upptäckter: Om sommarlektyr och annan kunskapscirkulation”. For more information see https://www.hist.lu.se/historia/kalendarium/evenemang/johan-ostling-installationsforelasning-som-professor-i-historia-med-inriktning-kunskapshistoria/ Photo by Sigmund on Unsplash