Knowledge in Motion: Societal Circulation of Knowledge in Postwar Sweden and Germany

PI: Johan Östling

The aim of the programme is both to improve the general understanding of circulation of knowledge and to contribute to an historical interpretation of the role of knowledge in postwar society. It is inspired by new tendencies in the history of science, global history, media history, the history of the book, the history of the humanities and other adjacent fields. The empirical focus of the programme will be a series of comparative analyses of the public circulation of humanistic knowledge (broadly defined) in Sweden and the Federal Republic of Germany in the 1960s and 1970s.

“Knowledge in Motion” runs between 2019 and 2023, and is funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.