- Department of History
Helgonavägen 3, Lund
Box 192, 221 00 Lund
Internal post code 30
I am Professor of History, Director of the Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge (LUCK) and Wallenberg Academy Fellow. My research is mainly devoted to the history of knowledge, but I have a general interest in the intellectual, political and cultural history of modern and contemporary Europe.
Since the mid-2010s, I have in close co-operation with my colleagues developed the history of knowledge as a scholarly field. We have created a research environment in Lund and published a trilogy on the history of knowledge. I am an editor-in-chief of the the yearbook History of Intellectual Culture (De Gruyter).
As a Wallenberg Academy Fellow, I have in recent years investigated how knowledge circulated in postwar Sweden and West Germany. In 2022–2023, we have published two volumes on the humanities in the postwar society.
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- Member, Forskningsnämnden, Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology
Director, Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge (LUCK), 2020–
Deputy chairperson of the Electoral College, 2021–
Member of the Research Board, Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology, 2021–
Member of the board of the Centre for European Studies, 2021–
Member of the Electoral College, representing the teaching staff, 2018–
Member of the board, Department of History, 2018–
Special by the Vice-Chancellor to highlight questions concerning academic freedom, 2022
Member of the Recruitment Committee for vice-chancellor and deputy vice-chancellor, Lund University, 2019–2020
Acting Head of Department, Department of History, 2016–2019
Elected member of the Royal Society of Letters at Lund, 2023
Elected member of Vetenskapssocieteten, Lund, 2016
Other academic assignments and duties
Founding editor of History of Intellectual Culture: International Yearbook of Knowledge and Society (published by De Gruyter), 2021–
Member of the review panel for the Kerstin Hesselgren and Olof Palme visiting professorships, Swedish Research Council, 2021–2023
Member of the review panel for research into the Holocaust, victims of the Holocaust and anti-Semitism, 2022–2023
Member of the review panel of historical scholarship, Research Council of Norway, 2021–2022
Member of the advisory board of the research programme ”Democracy and Higher Education”, Uppsala University, 2022–
Member of advisory board of the book series ”Studies in the History of Knowledge”, Amsterdam University Press, 2020–
Member of editorial review board of the book series ”Global Epistemics”, Rowman & Littlefield International, 2019–
Associate member, Centre for Global Knowledge Studies (gloknos), CRASSH, University of Cambridge, 2018–
Outreach, public engagement etc.
Chair of the Clio Prize Committee, 2013–2017
Member of the editorial board of the journal Respons, 2012–2022