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…

New book: Histories of Knowledge in Postwar Scandinavia

Histories of Knowledge in Postwar Scandinavia uses case studies to explore how knowledge circulated in the different public arenas that shaped politics, economics and cultural life in and across postwar Scandinavia, particularly in the 1960s and 1970s. This book focuses on a period when the term “knowledge society” was coined and rapidly found traction. In…

Georg Borgström and the population-food dilemma

The earth’s carrying capacity, and when and whether it may be reached, have been major topics in post war discourses on development, economic growth and environmentalism. The debate was not a new one; Thomas Malthus’ 1798 An Essay on the Principle of Population had argued that population growth would outstrip food production. Post war processes…

Revolting against the established book market

In June 2020, our new edited volume Histories of Knowledge in Postwar Scandinavia: Actors, Arenas, and Aspirations (Routledge) will be published. In the weeks to come, we will publish a series of samples from the book. This one is based on Ragni Svensson’s chapter. Due to reasons that were both political, cultural and dependent on processes on…