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, environmental history, and cultural economic history. Other reserarch interests are media history, history of historiography, the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), and the history of science.

In 2020, I will be starting a new research project on the profoundtransformation of the Swedish savings- and investment culture, from the late1970s up to the present. The project is part of the research programme ”Neoliberalism in the Nordics: Developing an Absent Theme” (financed by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond) and led by Jenny Andersson. In addition, I will be finishing a monograph on the emergence ofmodern environmentalism in Sweden during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Thiswork is conducted within the project “TheSwedish Press and the Circulation of Knowledge in the 1960s” (financed byRidderstads foundation).


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 (3)
Articles (14)
Book chapters (10)
Reviews (10)
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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