Utrecht seminar: “Circulation, Arenas, and the Quest for Public Knowledge”

On 15 April at 15:30–17:00 (CET), Johan Östling will give a talk at the History of Knowledge Seminar Series @ Utrecht University.  Abstract: “Circulation, Arenas, and the Quest for Public Knowledge” The recent surge in publications on the history of knowledge may obscure the fact that there are several parallel understandings of what the field is. In…

GLOKNOS: Annual Lecture Series 2020-21

Centre for Global Knowledge Studies (University of Cambridge | http://www.gloknos.ac.uk) (for bookings and Zoom links, please contact Samantha Peel: sjp229@cam.ac.uk) 15 April | Shadi Bartsch-ZimmerStrauss in Beijing The popularity of the political philosopher Leo Strauss among a group of Chinese public-facing academics has been noted with bemusement in the West. This lecture takes a deeper…

Webinars: Republics of Letters around the Globe

From 2 April to 4 June 2021 the ERC-funded SKILLNET project at Utrecht University will organise a series of webinars. A string of historians will give presentations about early modern transnational learned communities in the Eurasian continent, shedding light on the essence of what constitutes a transnational scholarly and scientific community. The webinars will be…

Postdoc position: circulation of knowledge

The postdoc position (24 months) is affiliated with COMPASS, a new initiative at Linköping University aimed at establishing a research hub on the circulation of knowledge, led by Professors Eva Hemmungs Wirtén and Jesper Olsson.  For more information see: https://liu.se/en/work-at-liu/vacancies?rmpage=job&rmjob=15825&rmlang=UK Photo by Michael Coury on Unsplash

New Book and Blog about Academic Writing

David Larsson Heidenblad’s book about academic writing and postdoctoral experiences is now available in English! A Year of Academic Writing: Experiences and Methods for Early Career Researchers (Studentlitteratur, 2021) began its life as a blog that sought to document the writing of a “second book” (in Sweden PhD-thesis in history are published as books). David…

Upcoming seminar: What is digital history?

Digital history is an emerging field of historical practice that draws on digital technology and computational methods to explore, understand and represent the past. At this Umeå Humlab talk, Hannu Salmi (Turku) presents his new book, What is Digital History? (Polity 2021), and engages in a discussion with Sune Bechmann Pedersen (Lund) about the potentials of digital history…

Knowledge for the World: The history of Aalborg University, 1974-2024

Maria Simonsen, Nordic advisory board member, is pleased to announce a new exciting project about the history of knowledge and university history, Knowledge for the World: The history of Aalborg University, 1974-2024. In 2024, Aalborg University celebrates its 50th anniversary. For this up-coming anniversary, the two Danish historians, Maria Simonsen and Mogens Rüdiger, is writing…

A warm welcome to Charlotte Nilsson

Charlotte Nilsson is a postdoctoral researcher in Media History at the Department of Communication and Media, Lund University. From January 2021, she holds a post-doc position within the project A nation of everyman investors: Stock saving and the circulation of financial knowledge in Sweden 1978–2018 (PI David Larsson Heidenblad). Her analytical focus is on how…

History of Knowledge with Cambridge University Press

Johan Östling and David Larsson Heidenblad have been asked to write a concise and up-to-date account of the history of knowledge in the new series Elements in Historical Theory and Practice, published by Cambridge University Press. They have signed the contract and the book is due to be released in 2023. In their book The…