The Subject of History

Department of History | The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology


I am a postdoctoral researcher in the project Humanities in Motion, a project financed by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and led by Johan Östling, which deals with societal circulation of humanistic knowledge in the postwar era. I here investigate the role of humanistic knowledge in the Christian segment of the public sphere. I also dicsuss secularization theory as a time-specific form of knowledge in this era.

I obtained my Phd in History of Ideas at the University of Gothenburg in 2017. My dissertation dealt with political thought in 1840s Germany. During my time as a PhD student, I was a guest researcher at the Ruhr University in Bochum. I am director of The International Society for Historians of Atheism, Secularism, and Humanism (ISHASH), and board member of the research network Concepta.

My fields of interest include history of knowledge, history of the humanities, religion and secularization, history of political thought, as well as the history of atheism.


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Anton Jansson

Department of History

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E-mail anton.janssonhist.luse

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

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