DigitalHistory@Lund: Seminars and workshops Spring 2022 

Forskningsplattformen DigitalHistory@Lund syftar till att initiera och stödja digitalhistorisk forskning på Lunds universitet och är ett samarbete mellan Mediehistoria och Centrum för kunskapshistoria. Plattformen finansieras av HT-fakulteterna 2021–2022.DigitalHistory@Lund erbjuder flera workshops och seminarier under våren 2022. Seminarierna ägnas åt forskningsdiskussioner medan workshops riktar sig till den som vill lära sig mer om olika digitala verktyg.Vid…

Farewell, Zurich!

In early 2022, the “Center History of Knowledge” (ZGW) in Zurich will close its (virtual) doors. In a statement on its website, the ZGW writes: “After seventeen years of highly productive and creative work with countless events, publications and collaborations, the members of the ZGW have decided to close the center at the beginning of…

Welcome, Rasmus!

Rasmus Törnblom has been a doctoral student at the Department of History at Lund University since the autumn of 2021. In his thesis, he examines how experiences and expectations of “consensus” (samförstånd) in Swedish society during the 20th century have contributed to shaping a great narrative about a Swedish “spirit of consensus” (samförståndsanda). His purpose…

Seminar: Histories of Surveillance

This semester’s first seminar will be “Histories of Surveillance: From the Antiquity to the Digital Era”. It will be held on 31 January 2022, 13.15–15.00 (CET). The point of departure of this seminar is the new book Histories of Surveillance: From the Antiquity to the Digital Era. The Eyes and Ears of Power (Routledge Studies in Modern…

2 PhD Positions in the History of Knowledge

The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages at Oslo University is announcing two PhD Research Fellowships:  1. Contested knowledge: decolonization and European history of knowledge. Applicants must develop a history of knowledge research project that examines historical encounters, conflicts, or translations between European and non-European knowledge systems, and relate the historical material to theoretical questions concerning cultural and…

What is the Future of the History of the Humanities?

While the writing of the history of the humanities is an old practice, it is only in the last decade that it has been formalized as a coherent field of research. Interestingly, this has more or less occurred parallel to the development of the new history of knowledge. After a period of rapid expansion, including…

Strengthen global consciousness by promoting global knowledge

When a 15-year-old Greta Thunberg began her Skolstrejk för klimatet (school strike for climate) outside the Swedish parliament in 2018, she sparked a wave of global protests. Do these protests mark a new form of youthful agency on global political issues? In our research project Knowing the world: Children, global education and environmental activism in…