David’s blog is back

David Larsson Heidenblad’s blog on academic writing and postdoctoral experiences is back! The second instalment of “Ett år av akademiskt skrivande” will focus on the early phases of the research process: the probing of archives, surveying new strands of literature, the writing of seed-money grant applications, and in general finding your footing in a new…

Lecture by Peter Burke @Utrecht University

We hereby forward an invitation from our friends at Utrecht University: All are invited to join the second (virtual) meeting of the History of Knowledge Seminar Series @Utrecht University with a lecture by prof. Peter Burke (Cambridge) on Thursday 24 September 2020. Bringing together leading scholars of both older and younger generations with different backgrounds and approaches, this bimonthly seminar series explores the past,…

The History of Knowledge seminar series fall 2020

All seminars will be conducted via Zoom. Contact johan.ostling@hist.lu.se for a link to the meeting, before each seminar. The first three seminars will be held in Swedish, the latter two in English. For participation in the “History of knowledge meets history of education”-seminar, do not forget to register (link below). The last seminar will be…

A societal history of potato knowledge

In a recent article in Scandinavian Journal of History, Erik Bodensten examines the societal history of potato knowledge in early modern Sweden. In the early nineteenth century, the potato became an important staple crop in Sweden. This transformation proved highly important to Swedish society, as it helped secure the rapid population growth then underway. However,…

Producing and mobilizing geographical knowledge

A growing number of Nordic scholars are exploring various aspects of the history of knowledge. Recently, Johanna Skurnik (University of Turku) has received funding from the Academy of Finland for the project “Producing and mobilizing geographical knowledge in Finnish society, 1850s–1930s”. As a part of this project, she will be a visiting researcher at the…

Thank you!

On Thursday we concluded the first Summer school in the history of knowledge at the Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge. During four days of intense activity, the participants and teachers both discussed meta-questions about knowledge and the history of knowledge as a field, and gave feedback on the research projects of the individual…

Summer school in the history of knowledge

Yesterday we kicked off the Summer school in the history of knowledge at the Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge. Although the corona virus has hindered a few of the participants, we have gathered 14 PhD Students and early career researchers from Sweden, Norway and Denmark. During the four days of the Summer school…

Lisa Hellman Appointed Pro Futura Fellow

We are very happy to announce that Lisa Hellman has been appointed Pro Futura Scientia Fellow and will join the Department of History at Lund University. In this capacity, she will become a new, integral member of the Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge. Hellman will take up this prestigious position in 2021. Lisa…

Thematic issue of Slagmark: History of Knowledge

The journal Slagmark, founded in 1983, is the only Danish journal for history of ideas/intellectual history. Its latest issue is a thematic issue devoted to the history of knowledge, edited by Anton Jansson, postdoc at Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge, and Maria Simonsen, Aalborg University, Denmark, who belongs to the Nordic Advisory Board…