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johan öJohan Östling is an Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in History. In his research, he focuses on developing the history of knowledge as a field, but he has also a more general interest in ideas, culture and politics in the history of modern Europe. In addition to theoretical and historiographical texts on the history of knowledge, he has recently published the monograph Humboldt and the Modern German University. In 2019 he will take up a position as a Wallenberg Academy Fellow and will within this framework be the Principal Investigator of a research programme about societal circulation of knowledge in postwar Sweden and West Germany.