Post doc position in “Science at the fair”

The EU-funded project Science at the Fair (www.scifair.eu) has a vacancy for a post doc (full-time position for 2 years  with the possibility of renewal for an additional year). They are looking for someone with a background in media, art or cultural history for the project: Panorama, Diorama and Cosmorama: Performing History and Geography.  Deadline for…

Associate Professor of History of Ideas/History of Knowledge

A position as Associate Professor of History of Ideas is available at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo. History of Ideas/Intellectual History is an academic discipline comprising teaching and research, which is dedicated to the study of conceptions, values, and systems of knowledge in their historical contexts, from…

The Environmental Turn: A New History of Knowledge

Stockholm+50 is right around the corner, but what is the history behind the first conference in 1972? Tune in to the Lund University Press podcast in which David Larsson Heidenblad talk with Isak Hammar about “The Environmental Turn: A New History of Knowledge” (2021). Link to the podcast: https://www.ht.lu.se/forskning/ht-samtal-podcasts-med-vara-forskare/ Image: Gouwenaar, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

New book: The Humanities in the Postwar Public Sphere

In a new book, Johan Östling, Anton Jansson and Ragni Svensson Stringberg examine the circulation of humanistic knowledge in postwar Sweden and with West Germany as a point of comparison. The empirical chapters comprise comparative studies of public arenas of knowledge. Johan Östling analyses humanistic knowledge in postwar mass media. In a first study, he…

Seminar: Exploring Knowledge in the History of Education: New Perspectives

11 May, 13.15–15.00 . For a zoom link, contact johan.ostling@hist.lu.se Chelsea Rodriguez (Groningen) & Moa Lindqvist (Uppsala) (Time zone: CET/CEST) The history of education is a burgeoning field of historical inquiry. Since knowledge lies at the heart of institutional and non-institutional education, we believe that historians of knowledge and education have much to learn from each…

Writing Beyond Academia

Many researchers want to write for more than just their colleagues. But what does it take to write essays and columns for newspapers, take part in podcasts, and publish books at major publishing houses? What is required? What challenges do you face? And how do you switch between different modes of writing and thinking? And what…