Seminar: The Library – A Fragile History

On 15 December 15.15–17.00 (CET), the Division of Book History, Lund University, will organize a seminar with Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Weduwen (University of St. Andrews). They will present their new book The Library: A Fragile History. Please contact jonas.nordin@kultur.lu.se to receive the Zoom link.

Seminar: Histories of surveillance

Date: 14th October 2021 14.00-15.30 CEST This seminar is dedicated to surveillance. David Lyon, prominent scholar of surveillance studies, has over the years argued that all societies relying on communication and information technologies for administrative and control processes are surveillance societies. Yet, the English historian, Edward Higgs warns against a superficial equation between gathering of information…

Special Issue: International Circulations and Inequalities in the Social Sciences

Although the internationalization of the social sciences and humanities has become a defining characteristic of research, teaching and publishing practices (Heilbron et al. 2017: 131), national academic labor markets tend to turn in on themselves in times of crisis (Gruzinski 2016; Adelman 2017). Moreover, the global dimension of wealth inequalities (Piketty 2014, 2020; Savage 2021)…

Seminar: “The History of Ignorance” with Peter Burke

On 21 September 13.15–15.00 (CEST), LUCK organizes the online seminar “The History of Ignorance” with Peter Burke (Cambridge) and Lukas Verburgt (Utrecht). Please contact johan.ostling@hist.lu.se to receive the Zoom link. Photo by Viktor Talashuk on Unsplash

Olof Palme, private sleuths, and communities of knowledge

by Dennis Lundström The subject of my master thesis originated from a personal interest of mine, the murder of the Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme in February 1986. The murder investigation is one of the largest police investigations in history and was closed in June 2020, but a killer is yet to be convicted. In…

Seminar: Nicola Miller @Utrecht University

All are invited to join the next meeting of the History of Knowledge Seminar Series @ Utrecht University with Nicola Miller (UCL).   > Nicola Miller ‘Republics of Knowledge: Nations of the Future in Latin America’ Date: Thursday 23 September 2021Time: 15:30-17:00 (CEST)Place: Online (Microsoft Teams)* Registration is not required. Please find the link to the meeting below *  > Description My talk will…

Seminar series autumn 2021

The Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge (LUCK) will offer a digital seminar series this autumn. Last semester we were fortunate to have many researchers who participated in our seminars, and we hope that this also will be the case this academic year.  Registration is not required, but please contact johan.ostling@hist.lu.se to receive the permanent Zoom link.

Everyday knowledge as unnoticed knowledge

New doctoral thesis: Heightened everydayness: Young people in rural Sweden doing everyday life Reduced to its essentials, everyday life is repetitive and mundane, accomplished through routine activity. It is ordinary, trivial, and often left unnoticed. It is not surprising, then, that most people do not pay much attention to their everyday life knowledge. My thesis,…