New Book on Academic Writing

David Larsson Heidenblad’s new book Ett år av akademiskt skrivande: Erfarenheter och arbetstekniker för unga forskare (Studentlitteratur, 2020) is out! The book draws on his popular blog on academic writing and postdoctoral experiences. The blog was written in symbiosis with his book project on the environmental turn in Sweden around 1970, and provides unique insights…

A digital seminar series

This spring the Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge will organize a digital seminar series via Zoom. The language will be Swedish. For the schedule and more information, see Digitala kunskapshistoriska seminarier VT 2020 Welcome!

Postponing the Visiting Fellowship Programme

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Visiting Fellowship Programme in the History of Knowledge has to be postponed. The three scholars who should have been visiting the Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge this spring—Marina Bezzi, Joshua Ehrlich and Thomas Ruoss—can hopefully join us at a later stage. It is our intention that…

CfP: History of knowledge meets history of education

History of Education Review (published by Australian & New Zealand History of Education Society) seeks submissions for a special issue, to be co-edited by Tamson Pietsch and Joel Barnes (Australien Centre for Public History, University of Technology Sydney). The issue will explore the relations and interconnections between the history of knowledge and the history of…

An arena of knowledge and its actors

In a recent article in the Swedish journal Historisk tidskrift, Johan Östling analyses the daily essay “Under the Line” (Under strecket) of the liberalconservative newspaper Svenska Dagbladet from the point of the view of the history of knowledge. Using quantitative and qualitative methods, 400 articles and some of the leading authors are classified and studied…

Putting the pandemic into context

“Many fellow historians of knowledge are currently using a wide variety of media to share their experience and research in an effort to put the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic into context”, the historian Dominik Hünniger writes in a rich and ambitious blogpost [https://historyofknowledge.net/2020/03/23/viral-hive-knowledge-twitter-historians-and-coronavirus-covid-19/] in History of Knowledge. In his contribution, Hünniger highlights ongoing…

Inaugurating LUCK

Last week, the Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge (LUCK) was inaugurated with pomp and circumstance. Some eighty people—colleagues, students, representatives of the university, funding bodies, publishing houses, etc.—took part in the ceremony. After an introduction by the directors of the centre Johan Östling, Anna Nilsson Hammar and David Larsson Heidenblad, our new edited…

Exploring the new history of knowledge

Forms of Knowledge is the first publication by the Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge (LUCK). The volume brings together some twenty historians from different scholarly traditions to develop the history of knowledge. The authors apply different perspectives, maintaining the historicity and situatedness of the production and circulation of knowledge. The book presents the history…

Erling Sandmo in memoriam

Our dear colleague and friend Erling Sandmo has passed away, only 56 years old. He collapsed unexpectedly during a ski trip in Norway.   Erling was a professor of history in Oslo and leader of the newly established centre for historical maps at the National Library of Norway. His area of expertise was early modern…