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,…

Thank you!

On Thursday we concluded the second annual Summer school in the history of knowledge at the Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge, this year held as a zoom event. The summer school gathered 14 PhD students from different disciplines in nine universities, in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Together with six researchers from LUCK, who…

Kicking off the Summer school in the History of Knowledge

On Monday we will kick off our second iteration of the Summer school in the history of knowledge at the Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge (LUCK). Due to the corona virus, the Summer school has had to move online in 2021. We still however, have been able to gather participants from four Nordic…

New Bachelor Thesis #2: Circulating knowledge on radio

by Olof Bärtås Ever since I first read Habermas “Strukturwandel der Öffentlichkeit” I have been interested in the concept of “the public sphere” or “die Öffentlichkeit” in modern society. The concept is as intriguing as it is intimidating; it is as abstract as it is involved in our everyday life. It is a concept which…

Seminar: Bureaucracy as Knowledge @ Utrecht University

All are invited to join the next meeting of the History of Knowledge Seminar Series @ Utrecht University organized by Lukas M. Verburgt (UU) and Elske de Waal (UU).  Christine von Oertzen (MPIWG, Berlin) and Sebastian Felten (University of Vienna) “Bureaucracy as Knowledge” Date: Thursday 10 June 2021Time: 15:30-17:00 (CEST)Place: Online (Microsoft Teams)* Registration is not required. Please find the link to the meeting below * …

Book release seminar: Gender, Embodiment, and the History of the Scholarly Persona

Welcome to join Book release seminar for Gender, Embodiment, and the History of the Scholarly Persona: Incarnations and Contestations June 10, at 15-17 CEST The book investigates the historical construction of scholarly personae by integrating a spectrum of recent perspectives from the history and cultural studies of knowledge and institutions. Focusing on gender and embodiment,…

A year of seminars

On 24 May, the Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge (LUCK) organized this spring’s last seminar. This academic year we have all in all hosted 13 digital seminars (1 was cancelled), ranging from big international events on the relationship between the history of knowledge and the history of education to in-depth discussions of new…

Seminar: Knowledge Regimes of Economic Inequality in Thatcher’s Britain

Title:“Knowledge Regimes of Economic Inequality: Statistics and Narratives in Thatcher’s Britain” Felix Römer (Humboldt University, Berlin) 24 May, 13.15–14.15 (Zoom) It is widely known that economic inequality in 1980s Britain surged to historic levels, but it has often been overlooked that this trend was less evident to contemporaries under Thatcher. This talk will discuss how…