Two new books in the making

Two new edited volumes are currently emerging from the history of knowledge environment at Lund. Circulation of Knowledge (2018) was our first joint publication and has received a lot of attention. We now continue to explore other aspects of the history of knowledge.

Workshop 22-24/3: Politics of Knowledge

Ever since the birth of the modern state, the production of knowledge has been closely entwined with politics. From the early inscription registers, through the sanatoriums to the peoples- and same sex schools, production of knowledge has been defined by the needs of the nation-state and of citizenship. But education has also been discussed in…

A warm welcome to Ragni Svensson!

We have the pleasure to introduce and welcome Ragni Svensson to our research environment in Lund. Ragni Svensson is a postdoctoral researcher in History. Since March 2019 she works with Johan Östling and Anton Jansson in a Wallenberg funded research programme focusing on societal knowledge circulation in Sweden and West Germany during the 1970s. Svensson’s…

Greetings from Sydney

In February and March 2019, Johan Östling has been a visiting scholar at the Australian Centre for Public History at the University of Technology Sydney. During his stay in Sydney, he had the privilege of discussing the history of universities, the history of the humanities and, more generally, the history of knowledge with a number…

A warm welcome to Anton Jansson!

We wish to welcome our new colleague Anton Jansson to our research environment in Lund. Anton Jansson is a postdoctoral researcher in History. He holds a PhD in History of Ideas and Science from the University of Gothenburg, and has a special interest in historical perspectives on religion in modernity. From 2019 he works in…