The Subject of History

Department of History | The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology


I am an Associate Professor and one of the leaders of the History of Knowledge-seminar series in Lund. My primary reserach focus is on the history of knowledge and environmental history. Other reserarch interests are cultural economic history, media history, history of historiography, and the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL).

During 2019 I am writing a monograph in Swedish on the emergence of modern environmentalism in Sweden during the late 1960s and early 1970s. This work is conducted within the project "The History of Knowledge Cultures" (financed by the Craaford Foundation). In addition I will be starting up a new project "Financial Independence in a Digital World" (financed by Erik Philip-Sörensens Foundation, Wahlgrenska Foundation, and Åke Wibergs Foundation). It is centred on the popularisation of stocks as a savings form and the financialisation of everyday life.


About the research

My principal research areas are the history of knowledge, environmental history, history of the future, and media history. I study how environmental concern arose in society at large during the 1960s and early 1970s. I am particularly interested in how the cultural understanding of the environmental crisis was connected to other global concerns, such as the looming threats of nuclear war and overpopulation. I am also interested in the emergence of futures studies.


Books (1)
Editorships (2)
Articles (13)
Book chapters (8)
Reviews (9)
Articles in specialist publications and popular press (3)
Newspaper articles (2)
Miscellaneous (5)

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David Larsson Heidenblad

Department of History

Contact information

E-mail david.larsson_heidenbladhist.luse

Phone +46 46 222 79 79

Mobile +46 70 885 06 77

Room LUX:A215

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

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